AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex

260 E. Highway 4,
Paramus, NJ 07652

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timquan on July 29, 2004 at 1:34 am

4100 seats total for the Paramus theatre complex? That’s an average of 410 seats per screen! Even the megaplexes now average 100-200 seats per screen!!

bamtino on July 28, 2004 at 7:37 pm

As of 1988, in its 10 screen configuration, the theater’s total seating capacity was 4100.

bamtino on July 28, 2004 at 7:27 pm

The Route 4 theater was one of only 3 in New Jersey, and 32 nationwide, to open “Star Wars” on May 25, 1977.

timquan on July 28, 2004 at 5:39 pm

So what was the layout of the theatre complex? I heard it was like a spaceship?

joemasher on July 28, 2004 at 4:08 pm

The Stanley-Warner Route 4 Cinema is now theatres 1 – 5.

umbaba on July 28, 2004 at 2:07 pm

At a recent screening as I was leaving the theater I looked in the booth by the entrance (the office) and on the wall were large pictures of when the theater opened featuring shots of the original exterior, interior with the balcony before splitting into a multiscreen, and the interior from the elevators. I meant to ask about them but the people sitting there didn’t notice me or ask me and they seemed aloof but I hope to get copies (although i doubt it) Does anyone have any pics of the previous theaters. or acssess to.

My first time there was in June 77 , waiting in line for Star Wars…it was a grand experience, 20 years later , I waited in line again to see it on the same screen, it was a great trip and nostalgic. In all the years I go there to see alot, I prefer the big theater as that’s the original with screen. I hear it may close if they build a new multiplex down the road. A shame.

Theaters 8 and 9 are to avoid as they are the small theaters with TV size screens. Does anyone remember the Route 4 Cinema?? Is theater 6 and 7 that theater?? or where was the Route 4 Cinema?? Appreciate a little help on this.

Overall, I go there as it’s the last of the classic theaters still going with the original auditorium even though it’s been re-done, but it’s the same as Star Wars 77 as there was no balcony then. A great theater, i hope they don’t close it.

timquan on July 27, 2004 at 4:57 am

When Cineplex Odeon owned the Route 4 Tenplex in the 80s, did it have a neon-and-art deco-style lobby?

timquan on July 27, 2004 at 2:34 am

I remember reading about the Route 4 Paramus theatre in the New York Times movie listings since I was a kid. It was originally owned by RKO Stanley Warner. It always played the biggest blockbusters during the 70s and 80s. Some even played in 70mm. What is the architectural design of the theatre? When the theatre was split into three separate ones, what were the seating capacities? When they started adding screens in the 80s, was it next to the existing theatre? How many screens had 70mm capacity?