Paterson Cinema News
Unofficial word is that Paterson NJ will have a cinema again soon.
On February 11, 2005, the local Herald News wrote about the City Council’s approving a new downtown development – Center City Paterson. The 320,000 square foot retail and entertainment center fills an entire city block located between Smith, Ward Main and Clark Streets. The article referenced that a cinema would be part of the development. www.centercitypaterson.com
The outside of the building is almost finished and cars are already parking in a well lighted underground lot while interior construction continues. A NJ Exhibitor says its supposed to be an 8-plex (not 10 reported in ‘05 article). Official news is supposed to come in January including name and target opening date.
According to CinemaTreasures, the theater will be on ground occupied by the Majestic Theater back in the day. Since the Fabian went dark 15 years ago, the town that gave us Lou Costello, Chuck Conners, Morgan Freeman and “Unlce” Floyd Vivino hasn’t had a single screen.