AMC Garden State 16

One Garden State Plaza,
Paramus, NJ 07652

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alpinedownhiller on March 10, 2018 at 10:17 pm

something major where it will be down for a while or just for today?

moviebuff82 on March 10, 2018 at 11:52 am

Today there was a fire at this theater forcing the place to close.

RGAMCRegal on March 2, 2018 at 7:13 am

Ahhh, one of my favorite AMC’s!

alpinedownhiller on December 26, 2017 at 7:07 pm

Yeah it’s sad that Blader Runner didn’t do better business.

alpinedownhiller on December 26, 2017 at 7:05 pm

I’d say Jersey Gardens IMAX is the best (tied for largest and seems the brightest and crispest of all), then Garden State (this one; tied for largest), then Rockaway, then Clifton (smallest).

moviebuff82 on December 24, 2017 at 4:23 pm

The Post is playing at this theater next week before expanding wide the following week.

Tau_seti on December 15, 2017 at 6:25 pm

The IMAX theater in Paramus is quite good. I saw Blade Runner 2049 there and it was stellar (we were two of ten people on an evening in week one, which was sad). It is far and away better than Clifton. We won’t go back to Clifton after that, plus the garage makes it easy to park. Go Monday-Saturday and do your shopping or go Sunday and have the place to yourself.

moviebuff82 on October 23, 2017 at 12:47 pm looks like more competition!!

alpinedownhiller on October 13, 2017 at 9:01 pm

I can’t recall but is it #6 or #7 that is the one ultra tiny little shoebox theater and screen here?

moviebuff82 on September 29, 2017 at 12:50 pm

I wonder if the AMC in Hackensack will share day and date product with its sister theater here.

alpinedownhiller on August 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm

not sure, I think the Clifton is the smallest of these three in both dimensions. Not quite sure about Paramus vs. Rockaway for the Dolby.

moviebuff82 on August 30, 2017 at 2:57 pm

How tall is the dolby screen in paramus compared to the ones in Clifton and rockaway?

alpinedownhiller on August 25, 2017 at 6:28 pm

Manville has two pretty wide 2.40:1 screens, probably as wide as the Rockaway IMAX, at least, but not as tall.

alpinedownhiller on August 25, 2017 at 6:26 pm

As best as I can tell: Paramus=Elizabeth > Rockaway > Clifton

I believe that Paramus and Elizabeth IMAX screens are the largest in all of northern and central NJ (although I have not yet seen the New Brunswick one, that one is probably at least as large as Rockaway and might be as large as Paramus and Elizabeth, perhaps even larger, although probably not).

I think the only two other screens in all of NJ that might be larger are the two real IMAX screens in the Atlantic City region, but those are far away and I’ve never been to them.

moviebuff82 on August 15, 2017 at 11:51 am

How does it compare against Rockaway and Clifton Imax?

JB1981 on August 15, 2017 at 10:52 am

Cool thanks, Alpine. I guess it wouldn’t be worth it to travel up to Paramus then. Jersey Gardens is closer to my office. I’ve been trying to find the largest local digital IMAX screen. The AMC Eatontown theater is around the corner from me and I like the theater but their IMAX screen is quite small.

alpinedownhiller on August 14, 2017 at 10:01 pm

I think it is the same.

JB1981 on August 14, 2017 at 11:45 am

How would you say this IMAX screen compares to the one in Elizabeth? The Elizabeth screen is VERY big for digital LieMAX in my opinion.

Bowery_Bum on July 24, 2017 at 9:33 pm

That does help. Thanks. Do you know which seat you personally prefer at the IMAX screen? I’ll have to reserve a seat but I’m not familiar with that particular theater. I’m looking at seat H17.

alpinedownhiller on July 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm

The digital IMAX 1.9:1 screen is way bigger than their 70mm equipped 2.34:1 screen if that helps any. I think their IMAX screen is about 65' wide. I think their 70mm one is #15 and I think that one is probably something like 38' wide?

Bowery_Bum on July 21, 2017 at 7:25 pm

Thanks. So are you going to watch Dunkirk on 70mm, non-IMAX? I’m not sure if I’m up to making a trip into the city to watch it at Lincoln Square. Though I now wish I had gone into the city to see Ang Lee’s last film at the high frame rate, just for the experience.

Bowery_Bum on July 21, 2017 at 6:52 pm

What is the aspect ratio of the IMAX screen at AMC Garden State 16? 1.9:1 or 1.43:1

moviebuff82 on July 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Dunkirk will be shown in 70mm when it opens in a few weeks.

moviebuff82 on May 4, 2017 at 11:24 am

This coming memorial day weekend will mark 10 years since this theater opened on the 50th anniversary of the mall’s opening. Just like a decade ago, a Pirates movie is being played here.