AMC Garden State 16

One Garden State Plaza,
Paramus, NJ 07652

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm

It’s already in place this weekend.

poland626
poland626 on March 13, 2016 at 12:23 am

Saw Zootopia here in dolby cinema. Wasn’t bad. Colors popped and audio was great. Seats didn’t vibrate like amc empire though, had to bring that up.

Also, right now there’s no reserved seating, but if you try to get tickets to civil war, you can choose seats so they are going to be adding the system in soon it seems

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 29, 2015 at 3:58 am

On a lighter note, how is Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime? Star Wars is playing there.

markp
markp on December 28, 2015 at 4:02 pm

Gee the print is already scratched? Amazing. Im projecting it at the E Walk in NYC and it doesnt have a scratch yet. Good ol AMC.

RHETT52
RHETT52 on December 28, 2015 at 5:54 am

Is was great to see 70MM again, however, I think Tarantino’s experiment will not change things. The Ultra Panavision image only filled half the screen,the images did not pop off the screen as they would in digital (This film will play well on blu-ray at home since it’s mostly interior) If Hateful 8 played a theater equipped with the cinerama screen then it would be an experience, but the cost would be enormous. I kept thinking that if this film played a special run at an equipped theater geared for the image, with reserved seating, then it would be an event. The sound was outstanding and the movie itself was great. At one point a line ran down the film from wear and tear and there was some dropouts, it made me smile and think of the old days when it was all film. I don’t know if 70MM fever will spread (for special event screenings I hope so) but I applaud QT for bringing back the roadshow. I saw LAWRENCE OF ARABIA at the Ziegfeld in 70MM in 2002 for the 40th and I was awestruck!!!

John Fink
John Fink on December 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm

AMC Prime Theatre is now open. Theater #15 has a (temporary) 70MM projector installed for the Hateful Eight Roadshow – decent presentation (although awkwardly letterboxed – leaving the bottom ¼th empty).

The lack of masking was the subject of a few complaints – the image size was about ½ a flat image in this auditorium (I’m not sure QT would approve – I wish Harvey had booked Edgewater Multiplex instead – they have a few big houses with side masking that would provided a better experience for sure, even if they aren’t properly set up for Ultra Pannavision either).

The other oddity about Theater #15 – it literally is the furthest theater from the concession stand – I doubt during peak times (this weekend) that 12-minute intermission is going to be enough time. It’s quite comical how AMC boasts about “innovation” when they pay such little attention to details.

MGrennille
MGrennille on December 19, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Is the Dolby Vision Theater still on track? Is it really that much better. I’m really curious for details about it.

markp
markp on December 14, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Yup. And I cant wait to see how long it takes for the dopes running the booth will blow up the print. I applied to 3 different companies looking for PROFESSIONAL projectionists with 70MM expierience. (which I had from the 80’s and 90’s) But no response, except from one one who told me he hired students from a vocational school. Yeah, Im sure theyre gonna know what their doing. Yup this ol timer is just gonna sit back and watch the horror stories light up the internet.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 14, 2015 at 11:29 am

This theater will show The Hateful Eight in 70mm when it opens on Xmas Day next week.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 5, 2015 at 3:36 pm

According to fandango @poland626, Chipmunks 4 is not in 3d and there are regular showtimes. Point Break has reald 3d showtimes only while Star Wars has Imax showtimes. This is the only location in NJ to host the two day marathon and tickets are still available.

poland626
poland626 on November 29, 2015 at 8:34 am

ETA for Dolby Cinema is now Christmas Eve. That puts Point Break at being the first possible film there. Star wars would take the imax and I doubt they would put chipmunks 4 in dolby cinema

RobertAlex
RobertAlex on April 10, 2015 at 3:06 pm

I think he is referring to this. http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/9/8373533/dolby-cinema-amc-prime-movie-theater-laser-projector

AMC will begin by converting existing ETX and AMC Prime sites into Dolby Cinema ones. It expects to have four by mid-May: in Los Angeles, Kansas City, Houston, and Atlanta. It plans to have 50 by the end of 2018, and 100 by the end of 2024.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm

Looks like amc will rebrand their prime and etx theatres as dolby cinema by the end of 2024….including the etx screen here.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 11, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Now this will be interesting since the movie theater in the past has been open on turkey day with all the big movie releases in addition to the eaterys…http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2014/11/a_paramus_first_garden_state_plaza_paramus_park_to_open_on_thanksgiving.html#incart_m-rpt-1

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 1, 2014 at 6:33 am

This theater will face competition from Regal Cinemas when their new Paramus Park theater opens soon…

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 19, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Not sure but check out the page for the grand opening of this theater, which happened nearly 7 years ago this weekend. I believe it’s the Atmos ETX screen. The Imax theater is second and one of the single numbered theaters is third.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on January 21, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Does anyone know exactly how wide the largest screen here is?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 13, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Imax HFR 3D version of The Hobbit 2 is playing at this theater alongside the dolby atmos hfr 3d version of the hobbit, the regular 3d version, and the 2d version.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 5, 2013 at 4:03 am

The shooter died of suicide acoording to news reports overnight; according to fandango.com, tickets are available but the rest of the mall will remain closed until tomorrow so that the evidence is cleared up.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 4, 2013 at 7:14 pm

The theater is closed due to a shooter on the loose in the mall.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 12, 2013 at 10:54 am

how is gravity in atmos 3d?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

Dbox will be installed for gravity on friday.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 20, 2013 at 11:26 am

How is the reserved seating doing at this theater? If it proves to be successful, then it will bring it to other top grossing AMC plexes….This month marks one year since Dolby Atmos made its premiere with Brave, a great pixar movie that also sounds good. Since then, a dozen other theaters have converted some screens to Dolby Atmos, mostly in urban areas of NYC that are owned by Regal.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Amc wont own that theater. Maybe regal?