Kerasotes Showplace 14

650 Plaza Drive,
Secaucus, NJ 07094

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Kerasotes, Secaucus NJ

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Kerasotes Showplace 14 opened October 16, 2009. This theater will be only theater in Secaucus following the closure of both AMC Loews theaters.

Contributed by Justin Fencsak

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pbubny
pbubny on December 6, 2009 at 11:13 am

Made my first visit here a couple of weekends ago. Saw “2012” here, and while the movie itself oozed with cheese, it’s also a good test of a theatre’s presentation quality. On that score, this complex passed, with the special effects properly overwhelming on what seemed like a suitably big screen and the sound clear as well as loud. Some shots did look noticeably pixilated, suggesting that digital projection is still not indistinguishable from film. Not sure whether the theatre uses top or side masking, or where the auditorium for this screening ranked in terms of size within the whole complex. But either I’m becoming reconciled to the whole multiscreen, stadium-seating concept, or else some designers are just getting more clever at providing sightlines that give the impression of a large screen even in a small auditorium with top-down masking. (Here I’m not referring to this theatre, but to the AMC Aviation 12 in Linden, where I saw “Star Trek” in one of the small houses this summer and didn’t feel like I was missing out.) Regardless, I’ll come back to the Kerasotes, even if I miss the two Loews theatres it replaces.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on January 13, 2010 at 12:04 pm

This theater’s Real3D presentation of “Avatar” was excellent, except when the picture went dark for a short time. Thankfully it was during a purely dialogue scene back at Command HQ. But even that was handled well – an employee walked to the front of the house and told us what the problem was, and that it would soon be fixed. A few years ago when I saw “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” at nearby Columbia Park 12 (when it was under different management), the picture and sound cut out and nobody did anything about it for at least 10 minutes.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 19, 2010 at 6:46 pm

This just in…
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maybe this could mean that AMC is coming back to secaucus!!!

John Fink
John Fink on January 19, 2010 at 9:38 pm

If you read the bottom of the first paragraph Kerasotes is keeping this and both Showplace Icon sites.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 6, 2010 at 3:20 pm

As summer approaches, I remember enjoying to watch summer movies at the two older theaters that are now gone. The AMC/Loews/Sony theaters were the place to be during the 90’s and 80’s before Clifton Commons arrived on the scene. What’s the status on the Xanadu Movie Experience that will open soon? That one I heard will have a real IMAX and not the diet IMAX that most AMCs have.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 18, 2010 at 7:02 pm

A power outage happened in Secaucus today. DId it affect this theater?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 18, 2010 at 7:10 pm

So the term is Diet IMAX.That must be what we have here in Augusta at the REGAL 20,Diet IMAX.That is a good one Justin.Glad to see you are staying on topic.LOL.

John Fink
John Fink on September 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Currently Kerasotes is renovating the theater into a recliner-plex – – the five-year old seats it currently has (which are still in fine shape) were sold to Empire Columbia Park 12, a mile up the road.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 2, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Happy fifth anniversary to this theater!!!

John Fink
John Fink on December 12, 2014 at 1:07 am

Recliner update is complete – I attended a show tonight – – very comfortable, although seat back doesn’t recline as far as Starplex but that might actually be a good thing – the foot rests do extend nearly flat. I suspect going this route they lost less seats in the conversion process and the theatre we were in (a medium-sized one) still boasted a decent seat-count. An usher enforced the new reserved seating policy and checked tickets upon entry to the auditorium.

The sight-lines in the upper stadium portion have changed (the first row is a good 6ft above the handicap rows, almost like a balcony) and made for a very good viewing experience. In essence, a nice, comfortable multiplex just got more comfortable – – I suspect this recliner-plexing with reserved seating may be kind of a test for Kerastoes who has plans to expand their Showplace Icon brand with new complexes in DC and Boston. The screens (proper masking here!), lobby, box-office, concession and rest-rooms haven’t changed.

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