AMC Garden State 16

One Garden State Plaza,
Paramus, NJ 07652

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 3, 2019 at 8:59 pm

Well whatever the technical cause was, the image was obviously too dark, a common problem at AMC. And Regal.

PeterApruzzese on November 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm

There’s no “bulb” to turn down in a Laser projector.

RHETT52 on November 3, 2019 at 9:40 am

Went to see Terminator in laser Imax. It was dark the entire movie including previews. Could see the picture but the bulb was obviously turned down. I went to lobby and told someone, but nothing happened. I hear theaters do this to save on the bulb. I also went to AMC Wayne and as the lights went down, a mouse came running past me. I left. A lousy weekend at AMC theaters!

JB1981 on October 14, 2019 at 8:26 am

@Moviebuff why? Rockaway is really far away and doesn’t have IMAX laser

JB1981 on October 12, 2019 at 6:43 am

Is the Paramus IMAX screen much larger than the one in New Brunswick. New Brunswick is closer to me… I’d like to check out Laser at some point. Wish it was coming to the Monmouth Mall AMC. Maybe next year. Trying to scope out the best place to see The Rise of Skywalker before tickets go on sale soon.

moviebuff82 on September 27, 2019 at 12:38 pm

how is it? Can’t wait for rockaway to have it as well as clifton commons as most of the small imax projectors are being replaced with the laser PQ and AQ as well as seating to be on par with Dolby and other premium formats. How is the pricing compared to the previous imax in paramus?

B1G_Mac on September 25, 2019 at 6:28 pm

After three months of renovations (65 days, to be exact), the upgraded Laser IMAX auditorium with AMC Signature Plush Rocker seating opened here today.

ridethectrain on August 27, 2019 at 8:43 pm

Please update, theatre open May 25, 2007

moviebuff82 on August 3, 2019 at 10:14 am

Hopefully rockaway gets it too as well as others in the area that have had the 2k imax projectors for nearly 10 years as that system is being retired. I remember it came out during the release of The Dark Knight for theatres that couldn’t afford a real imax projector and convert the screen into a larger screen with no masking issues at all and pumped up surround sound that has inspired copycats like Dolby Cinema and others.

B1G_Mac on July 30, 2019 at 1:10 pm

The official websites for New Brunswick 18 and Cherry Hill 24 have confirmed that their IMAX theaters are being upgraded to Laser. Evidence is mounting that Garden State 16 will receive the same treatment!

B1G_Mac on July 22, 2019 at 1:48 pm

The IMAX theater at this location closed today for renovations and will re-open in a couple of months. They are presumably upgrading to laser projection and new seating. I guess the plan is to be up and running by October 4th (Joker’s release date) at the latest, if it will be shown in 70mm here.

moviebuff82 on July 18, 2019 at 4:41 pm

70mm joker confirmed for opening weekend per markp.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 15, 2019 at 4:51 pm

Good grief. I couldn’t see North by Northwest a while ago because of “technical difficulties…”

RHETT52 on July 15, 2019 at 10:05 am

TCM screening of EASY RIDER, CANCELLED 4PM Sunday show. They couldn’t get the movie to play. AMC never gets the Fathom screenings right!

moviebuff82 on June 24, 2019 at 12:29 pm

Do they crop the aspect ratio even with flat movies? The rockaway location seems to do that recently. How about the sharpness and audio?

moviebuff82 on April 23, 2019 at 5:28 pm

how is dolby compared to the rockaway and clifton locations?

moviebuff82 on February 9, 2019 at 9:00 am

Dolby cinema 3d debuts next week with battle angel Alita which will bomb at the box office.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 4, 2019 at 6:22 pm

A report on the grotesque conditions – vermin and uncleanliness – were reported on Friday’s (2/1/19) Inside Edition.


moviebuff82 on December 15, 2018 at 10:51 am

As of this weekend, reserved seating is now in all screens.

moviebuff82 on November 25, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Looks like reserved seating is coming to other auditioriums in the near future.

moviebuff82 on November 11, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Looks like this theater is the only one showing first man but in regular digital and in fewer showtimes. The imax run didn’t last long, and right now the R rated Overlord is sharing screen time with the PG rated Grinch, both in imax 2d. Bohemian Rhapsody and Grinch are sharing the dolby. I’m surprised that this theater is showing more indian movies, which is a good thing.

MGrennille on September 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Looking forward to seeing the First Man…Is Garden Sate the best screen to see it (Imax) or Lincoln Square. I’m closest to Rockaway, but this looks like one of those must “travel” movies. I remember seeing Interstellar in West Nyack before it shut down. Still the best movie going experience hands down!


Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on June 22, 2018 at 6:01 am

Mark: I hope it does go into Lincoln Square. It’s still at the Village East (6th week) which proves it does well in Manhattan.

Pete: I tried measuring the screen with my feet pressed together and walking the length of it at intermission, but I gave up because people were still in the theater and I probably looked like some kind of a nut up there. Your method sounds much better.

markp on June 21, 2018 at 5:14 pm

Bill Huelbig, as far as 70MM goes here at this theatre (and the other two where my projection team work) this movie, as well as any 70MM was booked by the film company, in this case Warner Bros. The same goes for the Regal E Walk and AMC LIncoln Square. Its because these three theatres do not have in house projectionists like the City Cinemas Village East or Cinema 1-2-3. They book it then hire us. They would like to get it into Lincoln Square. I told WB if you do take our print from Garden State.