Mansfield Cinema 14

1965 Route 57,
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

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John Fink
John Fink on May 31, 2005 at 4:48 pm

This was when the theatre first opened, this 15th screen- back when it looked like every Clearview (with a sort of pink and red kinda of look to it). The theater I belive was orginally a Jamesway (a sort of Wal Mart store).

There is a new snackbar down the right hallway that wasn’t there when the cinema first opened. Now the place has a sort of Regal Cinemas feel to it (Washingtown Township and Cinema 10 all have been remodled in this style as well with the colorfully tiled snack bars).

Its rare that Clearview builds a new theatre complex, ussually they aquire an existing cinema (thats how this chain was built, which explains why I think Northern NJ is deprived of megaplexes it should rightfully have). Even their “new” theatres rarely have Stadium Seating- such as the Caldwell Theatre (a closed cinema that became a retail site and then was reborn by Clearview). They all have that small town independently owned feel to them- except their multiplexes of coarse (like this and Cinema 10) which are pretty run of the mill.

moviebuff82 on May 28, 2005 at 2:20 pm

THe last time I saw a movie in that theatre was Constantine, which was an OK movie. Why did they cut out the 15th screen? I don’t remember going to that auditorium.

John Fink
John Fink on May 28, 2005 at 12:09 pm

Weirdly I remember this theatre opened with 15 screens. Sometime in there they cut out one of the screens and updated the theatres with “stadium seating” – three or so rows contained true stadium style seating while the others in some theatres rose about half the distance of the others. Weirdly too, there are two diffrent style seats in this place.

It offers hot foods and is the largest Clearview Cinemas remodled to look more like a standard multiplex (it used to have that home town cinema feel that Clearviews all have in some way). This remodeling style can also been seen in the lobby of their Washingtown Township theatre.