AMC Loews East Hanover 12

145 State Route 10,
East Hanover, NJ 07981

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moviebuff82 on January 31, 2009 at 6:34 am

Some time ago this week, the theater was closed because there were police cars surrounding the building. What was going on there? I was on respite not too far from the theater and heard of the incident. After the incident was over, the theater re-opened the following day.

moviebuff82 on December 7, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Later this month, this theater turns 15, and it stil draws local crowds from Florham Park/Madison/East Hanover. This theater was opened not too far from an AMC theater in Morristown, which soon became a Clearview like Madison, Livingston (closed), and Parsippany. So far, it hasn’t gone independent like Chatham, owned by Roberts, although they show indie films on a regular basis.

moviebuff82 on November 2, 2008 at 10:58 am

Check this article out…
This theater also has a Starbucks Coffee shop, although it is not in use anymore. And I read a review from one moviegoer on one of those opinion sites that the smell from theater 1 was mildewy.

moviebuff82 on October 6, 2008 at 11:38 am

The summary should be changed to AMC, since I created the listing for this theater a bit before the merger.

moviebuff82 on September 2, 2008 at 2:30 pm

this could be one of fourclose theaters where the Jets could go see a flick (the others are Clearviews in Morristown and Madison as well as the indie cinema in Chatham) if they’re not playing football. Also I read an online review of Indy 4 on Yelp and said that almost all the movie was not focused. Seems that AMC is not doing a good job of keeping those Loews theaters well kept as the AMC ones.

moviebuff82 on June 9, 2008 at 7:55 am

during my respite last week, i saw iron man in one of the theatres in the right wing of the building. sound was stereo but a bit scratched, projection was soso. theater was packed due to sex and the city. this theater is my least favorite of the amc loews theatres, alongside stroud mall. both wayne and secaucus are better than this place, although it will be sad to see kerasotes replace both theatres in secaucus, leaving behind wayne as the best choice.

moviebuff82 on April 22, 2008 at 11:49 am

Just went by the theater on my way back from CVS via MAPS on a route to pick up someone at an office building on Eagle Rock Ave. not too far from the Loews and on the marquee the movie names aren’t there anymore… says “Welcome to AMC Loews East Hanover 12. For showtimes and tickets go to or call the theater’s phone number”. Sign of the times, indeed.

moviebuff82 on March 20, 2008 at 2:11 pm

I read in the Daily Record about an article regarding special improvement districts, one of which includes East Hanover. One of the improvements they mention was about creating walkways across Route 10 (ala Bridgewater) and more ramps to and from each intersection to reduce traffic and ease congestion and confusion. East Hanover’s downtown area is unique as it’s mostly businesses run by Italian Americans, especially the restaurants. Not to mention what is now Kraft Foods, a food company in a building more bigger than this theater!!! They do a good job shipping out snacks for moviegoers to eat!!! As of right now, Chester, East Hanover, Madison, Chatham, and Rockaway don’t have digital projection, but the latter will get IMAX DLP, meaning that all the smaller theaters will cease to exist, leaving the East Hanover theater to become the next theater to have up-to-date equipment.

moviebuff82 on February 13, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Later this year this theater will turn 15 years old. A few years after opening in 1993, other loews locations in North Jersey adopted the Star Design, which is still in use today even with people now wearing AMC uniforms as well as the trailers. Both this theater and the Succasunna theater owned by Clearview are near the start and end of Route 10, respectively. Both have sloped down seating but Clearview has the advantage with digital projection (even though they have no morning prices). What will the next 15 years bring for this struggling theater? Only time will tell…

moviebuff82 on February 10, 2008 at 11:58 am

This theater brought more development to this town, which first got a taste of it with the opening of a Nabisco factory, and then a Novartis office, as well as a Ramada Inn and Best Buy, making the Route 10 corrider a hot spot for shopping. A chuck e'cheeses is right across from the theater, as well as a golf store and italian pizzeria joint.

moviebuff82 on February 1, 2008 at 11:41 am

Here’s a link to a story about the theater’s beginnings…
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Does this theater still use THX?

moviebuff82 on December 31, 2007 at 4:31 am

since the theater got bought out by amc, new management has replaced the older team. my friend gypsy, who works for mcarp, used to get free movie passes since she used to work for miramax, but not anymore! btw, has amc replaced all 12 screens with dolby digital rather than sdds?

moviebuff82 on December 4, 2007 at 1:40 pm

during its heyday, this theater, along with Clearview’s Parsippany theater, were the most popular ‘plexes in the county, only to be dethroned by the AMC in Rockaway.

moviebuff82 on October 15, 2007 at 12:58 pm

Is it me, or does some of the theaters that AMC owns lack stadium seating that its AMC theaters have (you know, the CO, non-stadium Loews/Sony/Star/MJ complexes)? They should update it for today’s audience and make them all accessible for the disabled. Like most updated theaters, this one has rear window captioning as well as DVS for the disabled. Other than that, this theater’s a bit cheaper than the other theater that AMC owns (Rockaway) and the one they used to own (Morristown).

moviebuff82 on September 17, 2007 at 12:53 pm

fyi, the mayor who supervised the building of the theater was Larry Colasordo, who still works for the township’s SID. BTW was this one of the few theaters in NJ equipped with SDDS during the year of its debut (1993)? Has anything changed since AMC bought the Loews complex?

moviebuff82 on September 17, 2007 at 12:45 pm

Check this story out from a few years ago, back when the AMC was still a Loews…
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moviebuff82 on April 19, 2007 at 3:17 pm

It seems that the AMC in East Hanover is showing its age these days after the parent company’s Rockaway theater opened. As a result, both Rockaway and East Hanover show all of their films in Dolby Digital rather than SDDS, which was installed in some of the bigger auditoriums at the East Hanover location when the sound system was in its infancy (currently the Parsippany theater owned by rival Clearview has SDDS in theater #1). As for the theater’s close proximity to the Nabisco plant, deliveries of snacks made by the snack food giant are faster to get to the theater than other theaters in Morris County. Finally, I hope the recent flood didn’t fill the parking lot near the theater!!!

moviebuff82 on December 13, 2006 at 10:21 am

Since the new rockaway theater opened, are there employees who were transferred from east hanover to rockaway, or vice versa?

moviebuff82 on March 3, 2006 at 3:05 pm

Looks like the East Hanover theatre will be popular due to the fact that the nearby Parsippany cinema is closed for renovations. Once the theatre is reopened, it will still compete for top dollar against the Loews/AMC plex…

moviebuff82 on January 22, 2006 at 2:24 am

which of the 12 screen has 8-channel sdds? I know the parsippany cinema’s screen #1 has sdds.

moviebuff82 on January 3, 2006 at 11:21 am

hmmmm…clearview is a much smaller company and is owned by a publicly traded company (cablevision)…so loews is a good veteran of the multiplex business (and the single screen business since the 1900s) and has decent pre-show ads that are animated and digital (ala AMC and Regal, the other big two theater chains).

John Fink
John Fink on January 3, 2006 at 11:17 am

East Hanover opened in December 1993, one of the first in what the company called the Star design, which became the standard (the curved signage reading Loews Theater). This one actually oppened as Loews before Sony aquired the company (and the name was changed to Sony Theaters before eventually being changed back to Loews with the opening of the New Brunswick 18-plex).

It was nice at the time, now its standard and even outdated, the seats are still original (although better mainatined than Cinema 12, which is starting to become as run down as a discount house). Parking is a mess, they used to have security directing traffic on weekend nights, with a sectioned off “drop off zone” around the back to facilitate the movement of traffic in front of the theater.

I agree with Justin, all the current theaters in Morris County will most likely take a hit, but East Hanover, as you point out has always showed a bit more upscale product like Brokeback Mountain then the new Rockaway theater will (aside from that standard one or two rare films they’ll undoubtably show early in their opperation to decifier if there could be a market for it at the theater). If Rockaway becomes too popular I wonder if they will look in to upgrades or discount pricing (Loews responded to Edgewater Multiplex by drastically lowering prices in Ridgefield Park), but Route 10 is a well traveled highway itself, as is 46. Cinema 12 and Cinema 10 will survive, it’ll just be easier to find a parking space (although you have to wonder if AMC’s prices are lower or equal to Cinema 10 and 12’s $9.50 – will Clearview be forced to adapt by offering stadium seating and a rewards program like Moviewatcehrs?).

moviebuff82 on January 3, 2006 at 11:02 am

When the new Rockaway theatre opens(several miles from the same company’s East Hanover theatre), the old Morris county theatre will lose its audience to the Essex Green Cinema and the Rockaway theatre itself. Any news on when that parking lot got frozen? It’s like the parking lot near the Parsippany, but a lot worse!

Astyanax on January 3, 2006 at 9:15 am

Accessing this theatre from Route 10 is challenge unl;ess it’s daylight and you’ve tried it before. Signage is terrible, and you can easily wind up on the jug-handle turning lane. The parking lot is a huge mess, with a sudden dead-end on the first level. I too was there on a rainy day, and the potholed parking lot was flooded. Exiting the lot was also a nightmare.

As for the theatre itself, it was rather nondescript, adding nothing to the movie.

moviebuff82 on January 2, 2006 at 12:19 pm

I went to the theatre to see Brokeback Mountain, and boy, it was packed! Although the movie was shown a few minutes late and the sound quality was ok (not digital but analog surround sound), the seats were good and the movie was good. The theatre is pretty big, too. WHen I left the theatre, portions of the parking lot were flooded (right by the multi-story lot that looks like the one near yankee stadium). The theatre is right next to a good restaurant, Chuck E'Cheeses, which is a good place to eat lunch or dinner before sipping a starbucks at the theatre.