AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex

260 E. Highway 4,
Paramus, NJ 07652

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William
William on May 24, 2010 at 11:55 am

Looking over the past posts above, it looks like the theatre had.
Ampex 35/70 for 35mm 4-Track & 70MM 6-Track magnetic Stereo
Dolby CP-100 for 70MM 6-Track Dolby Stereo (1977)
(Dolby CP-50, CP-55, CP-65)
Dolby A , SR and SRD
DTS
SDDS

And from Michael’s 70MM in NYC list.

1970

“2001: A Space Odyssey” Apr. 22, 1970

1972
“Fiddler on the Roof” Jun. 21, 1972
“Man of La Mancha” Dec. 12, 1972

1977
“Star Wars” (DOLBY) May 25, 1977
“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” Dec. 14, 1977

1979
“Alien” May 25, 1979
“Star Wars” (Reissue) Aug. 15, 1979
“The Rose” Nov. 7, 1979

1980
“The Empire Strikes Back” May 21, 1980
“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (Reissue)

1981
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” July 3, 1981

1982
“Quest for Fire” Mar. 5, 1982
“Annie” May 21, 1982
“Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan” June 21, 1982
“TRON” Jul. 9, 1982

1983
“Gandhi” Jan. 21, 1983
“Return of the Jedi” May 25, 1983
“Staying Alive” Jul. 15, 1983
“Brainstorm” Sep. 30, 1983
“The Right Stuff” Oct. 21, 1983

1984
“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” May 23, 1984
“Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” Jun. 1, 1984
“Ghostbusters” June 8, 1984
“Starman” Dec. 14, 1984

1985
“Return of the Jedi” (reissue) Mar. 29, 1985
“Cocoon” Jun. 21, 1985
“Silverado” Jul. 10, 1985
“White Nights” Nov. 22, 1985

1986
“The Mission” Oct. 31, 1986
“Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” Nov. 26, 1986

1987
“Stakeout” Aug. 5, 1987
“Empire of the Sun” Dec. 11, 1987

1988
“Willow” May 20, 1988

1989
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” May 24, 1989
“Batman” Jun. 23, 1989
“The Abyss” Aug. 9, 1989

1992
“Far and Away” May 22, 1992
“Hoffa” Dec. 25, 1992

1993
“Last Action Hero” Jun. 18, 1993

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 17, 2010 at 12:24 pm

What sound systems did this theater have during its operation?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm

You guys had a great Theatre.I am glad to see it remembered so fondly.Great stories.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 26, 2010 at 1:05 pm

I think so. Star Wars in the 70’s, E.T. in the 80’s, and Titanic in the 90’s. Between 2000 and 2007 it was Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Spider-Man that did really well.

memorious
memorious on April 26, 2010 at 11:16 am

I am reasonably certain it was the original STAR WARS. I was once talking with an older security guard in the Tenplex who told me that it opened there on May 25, 1977 and was still playing in December.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm

During the theater’s lifespan, what movie held the record for longest run?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 19, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Could you imagine if AMC extended its lease on this theater and allowed an IMAX digital in theater 1? That would be bad. It was time for AMC to shut down the place because it was aging and Paramus was ready for a new movie theater instead of having two theaters run by the same chain. The AMC Garden State 16 improved on that by having an easy to use location without going to either theater. Unlike this theater, the succesor has had its fare share of problems, from overcrowding to evacuations to outages. The passing of this theater is to Paramus what the Showboat was to Edgewater and the Loews plexes in Secaucus to Kerasotes.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 11, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Another one gone.

JeffreyM
JeffreyM on January 4, 2010 at 4:23 am

The building is standing, but has been vacant for over two and a half years.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 31, 2009 at 11:20 am

whoever changed the name of the theater’s listing should be thankful. BTW, is the building gone for good?

fred1
fred1 on November 25, 2009 at 9:17 am

yes It was under the AMC Lowes banner but it was under the cineplax oseaon brand

larry
larry on November 25, 2009 at 8:00 am

I do not think this theater was ever an AMC Loews.

There is an AMC within the Garden State Shopping center.

I believe you have mixed up the names of the places in the heading.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 25, 2009 at 1:05 am

The 1966 Boxoffice article about the single-screen Stanley Warner Route 4 Theatre with photos showing Drew Eberson’s original design as executed is currently available online. In addition to the article, a photo of the theater’s lobby appeared as the frontispiece of the issue’s Modern Theatre section.

Also, what’s the deal with the word “Primus” in the current name given above? Sure, Primus is one of my favorite groups, but what have they to do with Paramus, New Jersey?

95Crash
95Crash on November 16, 2009 at 6:39 am

The fitness/health club plans supposedly fell through because the company wanted to install an indoor swimming pool, and the town was against it. The latest I’m hearing is it might be another car dealership. … But it is all hearsay at this point.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 14, 2009 at 12:00 pm

I don’t know. Maybe they’re building another store. Paramus has too much retail space and urban sprawl.

JeffreyM
JeffreyM on September 23, 2009 at 8:22 am

What is going on in the back of the parking lot? I see all sorts of construction going on there.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 19, 2009 at 11:10 am

This building should be quarantined by Paramus.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 27, 2009 at 11:47 am

1930sfun, Michael Jackson passed away. It’s a good thing he didn’t go to the newer theater, as the high prices would’ve spooked the King of Pop.

95Crash
95Crash on June 11, 2009 at 8:46 pm

I, too, recently saw the graffiti on the marque but was hesitant to mention it in here. I figured most people would just rather reminisce about the theater’s good ol' days. That being said, the building has been sitting there for two years now; no one seems to be caring for it. Desecration was bound to happen.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 11, 2009 at 3:42 pm

boo!!! I think they should quarantine that building since it has bugs and mice eating up all the stale popcorn, candy, and sticky gum!!!

memorious
memorious on June 11, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Ugh…now there’s graffiti all over the blank marquee of this rapidly decaying structure… You stay classy, Paramus!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 24, 2009 at 7:23 pm

An article in today’s Record incorrectly mentions this theater as being on Route 17….it’s in the business section and this theater is an example of how bad the economy is with lots of empty real estate. BTW, has anyone bought interest in the building?

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on May 18, 2009 at 2:00 pm

When this theatre closed, it closed as AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex. Other names that this theatre was known as includes Cineplex Odeon Route 4 Tenplex, RKO Century’s Route 4 Sevenplex/Tenplex and Stanley Warner’s Route 4 Theatre.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 18, 2009 at 1:31 pm

The name “Primus” should be removed from the theater name as it makes no sense. It should be called Route 4 Tenplex.