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it’s official. https://parsippanyfocus.com/2021/07/28/its-official-cinepolis-is-not-reopening/
Saw old in Dolby yesterday and enjoyed the experience. They showed the same Shang chi trailer back to back and also the theater signs besides the Dolby are not lit up with names.
Finally went back yesterday. The safe and clean measures make it nicer. Saw quiet place ii and enjoyed it although some of the surround speakers need work.
This weekend The Marksman ended Wonder Woman’s reign as the top movie with a paltry gross of $3.7 million in what is expected to be the lowest grossing MLK weekend box office ever. Hopefully things will get back to normal and theatres like this one can show movies again while AMC is struggling to pay its woes in order to fight bankruptcy.
I remember going there when it became a Barnes and Noble right next to Starbucks and what is now AMC. Channel 7 in NYC has its studios around this area.
I’m not sure bigjoe59, but this building is turning 40 in April. It was one of the first modern indie multiplex cinemas in the country and later on in its life competed against the Lincoln Square cinema with its share of indie movies that often premiered there and they still do although its still closed due to the pandemic that has affected the NYC cinemas since March of last year.
Around thanksgiving weekend it didn’t show any movies where as the newer one, now an AMC, opened with more modern amenities similar to most loews/sony theatres of that era.
I think it showed silent movies with an organ.
I wonder if this theater was affected by the pandemic?
Next month will be 40 years since the Outers opened.
Later this year it will turn 15 years old. Time to upgrade the seats in the non dolby and imax screens!!
This theater has similar traits with other Century theaters, including the most famous one, the Aurora theater!!
The private rentals at this theater have been selling out pretty good especially for Wonder Woman 84 which is an okay movie but I’d rather see it in the theater vs watching it on my phone or tv to get the full movie experience. On the AMC website they have showtimes where the price is up to 30 percent off the regular price which is a bargain. Once the pandemic is over I’ll be able to go to the movies safely again.
Come March it will be one year since this theater and many others in NYC and other affected areas of New York State were closed and still are due to the pandemic if the vaccine helps stop the spread of the virus and make it go away. AMC is in dire straits and is raising money to help starve off bankruptcy. 10 years ago AMC survived the recession that occured from that year until late 2002 and was taken private for the first time two years later by JPMorgan and Apollo until Wanda took over in 2012 and made AMC public again in 2015; since then its stock has trended downward.
This weekend wonder woman 1984 dominated the pandemic box office with a record $16 million, and that’s from nearly 2,500 theatres, mostly in suburbs and not big cities like NYC where lincoln square and its sister busy theater Empire are. HBO Max saw its busiest day as half of all users saw the movie, which i hear is not as good as the first one. Only the beginning and ending are in Imax and the rest is 35mm film upconverted to 4k DI as well as laser and 70mm imax. There is also a Dolby version which i hear doesn’t sound good and the picture quality is nothing to be amazed about. Hopefully NYC will lift restrictions as cases will soon slow down as vaccines become available to those who need it before they get sick. Then big cities such as this one and LA will be normal again and the box office will be back with big grosses like in 2019-early 2020.
and be safe!!!
Even the movie stunk.
If Cinemark takes over this and other struggling AMCs in Manhattan where they were closed and still are due to the pandemic, it will give Cinemark an edge in the area and put them into Manhattan for the first time. The regal across the street will still be a regal even after it reopens when conditions are safe.
The tenet bluray also has the teaser trailer in its original aspect ratio as well as other trailers in that ratio. I hear rumors about Cinemark taking over this location as well as the Empire if AMC files for bankruptcy. This will give Cinemark its first entry into the NYC market with two major theaters. Maybe they should also take over the Orpheum as that theater hasn’t been renovated before the Pandemic hit. the closest cinemark where I live is in Wayne where it competes with the AMC and Wayne movietown, which is closed indefintely. For the imax, Cinemark might make it into a giant XD screen therefore ending its run as an IMAX venue, leaving behind the Nature Max as a true imax but they only run nature documentaries.
the reason that people are not going to the movies that much is that attendance is down because of TV, home media like VHS, cable TV, and streaming.
Disney also is making their upcoming cartoon next year also available on Disney Plus, Raya and the Dragon, for premium access, simliar to what they did with Mulan although Mulan came out internationally outside the US where Disney Plus wasn’t available. As for Tenet, it’s coming to 4k bluray next tuesday in its imax version and will have subtitles for those who have a hard time hearing what the characters say in the sound mix.
One of the last hits it played before it closed was “Aliens” on two screens in the summer of 1986.
Very little impact.