Fabian 8 Cinema – Spanish Language Films

posted by Cinemasavvy on April 6, 2010 at 9:54 am

PATERSON, NJ — The Fabian 8 Cinema will begin dedicating one screen in the downtown 8-plex to new releases from Latin America, the Middle East and other centers of world cinema. The first film in the series will open April 9 and run for a two week engagement. Los Paranoicos [The Paranoids] is a wry comedy from Argentina that has garnered numerous awards…

the Fabian will open Date Night, starring Steve Carrol and Tina Fey, in English with Spanish and also on April 16 Death at a Funeral. “Passaic County and our neighboring counties include a large Latino community that is underserved by most of larger theater circuits.” said John Halecky, General Manager of Community Theaters, LLC which operates the Fabian 8 Cinema. “We’re aiming to better reflect the area’s rich ethnic diversity by offering Hollywood mainstream movies with Spanish subtitles as well as films produced outside the United States. The area’s sizable Asian and Middle Eastern populations will also find movies from those regions included as the schedule moves forward,” said Halecky.

Ticket prices: $10 for adults, $7.50 for children and seniors. Matinees before 6 PM are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children and seniors. Advance ticket sales for all films are available at the theater’s box office on the upper level of Center City Mall, 301 Main Street, Paterson as well as www.movietickets.com

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John Fink
John Fink on April 6, 2010 at 10:07 pm

I’ve gotta hand it to Community Theatres, here is an operator that gets it – Halecky has a first class operation at the Fabian, I was there twice and impressed with the projection, sound, seating comfort and customer service.

The problem is Latino only programing hasn’t really succeeded elsewhere, it’s a great idea in theory but I hope they can be savvy about advertising it and building an audience for it. They also should build bridges if they haven’t with William Paterson University which has a film program (perhaps a publicized student night to attract students to the ‘plex the way that the Village East does in NYC). Still this a multiplex operation done right, I hope movie goers in the region and the suburbs take notice. Once Center City is filled and there’s a few more dinning options this will be a more attractive venue for a night out.

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