AMC Aviation 12

1200 N. Stiles Street,
Linden, NJ 07036

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what Aviation 12, Rockaway 16, and Garden State 16 were meant to look like.

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Originally planned as a Muvico theater, AMC took over the project after the Loews takeover.

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Lou Arroyo
Lou Arroyo on March 30, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Its actually on stiles and US 1&9,on the Linden Aviation Mall. Another new Loews Cineplex Theatre that had its identity stolen by AMC just weeks before opening as a Loews.

hdtv267 on March 31, 2013 at 11:03 am

huh? I read that a few times and it didn’t make sense, which is this other theater you’re referring to please and where is it located in regards to this one?

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on May 5, 2013 at 6:40 pm

This theatre was under construction when AMC and Loews Cineplex merged, and opened a good 17 months later.

Chris1982 on June 30, 2014 at 1:16 am

Opened on June 29, 2007.

markp on October 22, 2014 at 9:17 am

The mall this theatre is in was actually planned back in the 90’s. General Cinema originally was going to build there. Years of back and forth between state and local leaders caused the project to not start years later after GCC was long gone.

moviebuff82 on December 15, 2014 at 3:01 pm

imax screen now open with hobbit marathon.

YM on August 26, 2015 at 5:57 pm

I went to see “Straight Outta Compton” at AMC Aviation 12 Theater in Linden, NJ, on Friday August 21, 2015, arriving shortly after 5 pm. After confirming to the server at the ticket station that my request indeed was to see the aforementioned movie, the server’s earlier, seeming gregarious countenance became strained. Then, after being told that the show time I requested did not exist, I would have to repeatedly affirm my choice at which point the server finally conceded. The server took my money, initiating the purchase, afterward telling me to show proof of identification. Furthermore, with neither an explanation to the purpose of the server’s demand, nor an offer for a refund, I then noticed the server staring at me with an expression that had transformed into one of disgust. Naturally, when the act of surrendering one’s currency is met with disdain, the instinct is to respond to such an affront to one’s humanity in a way stressing the dire necessity of the offending party to attempt reconciliation. However, that might have been the overall aim: Either to force the termination of my viewing of this film, or to goad a newsworthy spectacle in relation to this film. Consequently, I declined the server’s impromptu demand, now urging efforts of explanation; none was forthcoming. Around this time, I noticed the size of the queue behind me increasing, which compelled my efforts toward peacekeeping. Without any notices visible that would forewarn the new movie-viewing protocol, I forged ahead to try to ferret out some dialogue. I prompted the server to finally say something to me by asking if the measure was due to my age. Finally, offering a makeshift clarification, the server responded to the effect of my suspected criminality being to my possible link to a supposed “underage ticket-scalping ring.” Such a perspective is at best a skewed interpretation of MPAA guidelines. The incredulity that the person accompanying me had toward the server who had just proposed me to be a racketeer, would bring them into the fray. They wondered if sincere patrons of “The Godfather” would have been allowed to be similarly regarded. This person, would ultimately remark that the server’s behavior was “eerily reminiscent of a peculiar institutional behavior.” All the while, in the place of actual attempts toward conflict resolution, all that could be heard from the server were loud and exaggerated scoffs. My company and I would agree that my displaying of identification to disprove my criminality would ultimately be in best interest to ourselves, the morale of other patrons and the overall vibe surrounding the film. I did so, and I regrettably witnessed myself being met with a snarky, “have a nice day,” as I was finally allowed my change and tickets. The whole affair warrants analysis. As per the MPAA guidelines that AMC notes, 17 year olds need guardians 21 years and older to accompany them and guests “may” be asked to show ID for rated-R movies only upon appearing to be 25 years and younger. Furthermore, only “children under than 6 years old” can be refused admittance to such films, and that is after 6pm. With that being said, it would seem that the ID request that “may” be undertaken, is more or less contingent upon the discretion of the theater. I wonder, amidst the overall sardonic exhibition of the server, that if the actual guidelines that are “strictly enforced” center around certain “requisites,” did the behavior that I experienced also derive from and thus also become justified based on a “profile” I fit? Moreover, if mere naiveté were the driving force behind the degradation ceremony I endured, then could that have been my excuse had I abdicated my decorum and responded equivalently? Heretofore, I delighted in AMC’s hosting of such films as the “Hangover” series, the “Saw” series, and also the film “V for Vendetta.” These works tackled such themes as “raunchy sexual encounters,” “bloody violence,” and “political subversion” respectively. There are many more works that I can reflect on, but in all my years of living, I can never recall those themes being enough to warrant such unconscientious behavior from AMC staff. In fact, such themes brought these featured works much acclaim, making it a malfeasance for “Straight Outta Compton” and myself to be concurrently maligned on that day. There must be some other distinction “SOC” carries with it to account for such a disparity. Presently, as “Straight Outta Compton” has enjoyed successive runs atop the box office, I congratulate all parties responsible. I applaud the creators of the film and the fans. A film such as this, like the greater culture that it is a fragment of, is rife with detractors. There are those maintaining close proximity, forcing upon themselves gregarious façades, purposely to shield their insidious intent. They fastidiously avoid being obvious, yet truth submerged always rises. Projects like “SOC” elicit glimpses into the true nature of things. A wise man once said, “If one doesn’t truly understand the nature of certain institutional behaviors, then whatever one may think they know will only confuse them.” It must also be understood, that adroit practitioners of certain types of institutional practices need not refer to you by specific names in order to treat you accordingly.

hdtv267 on August 27, 2015 at 1:30 am

This site does support paragraph breaks. It seems you have a compelling story there, pity it won’t be read.

Chris1982 on August 27, 2015 at 10:59 pm

I wonder if this person took his situation up with the General Manager of the theatre? This page is not the place to get results from

hdtv267 on August 28, 2015 at 1:53 am

if not the GM of the theatre, then as I’ve told other patrons who use this site for venting about situations that @AMCHelps via twitter is amazingly receptive

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