AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex

260 E. Highway 4,
Paramus, NJ 07652

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 31, 2009 at 7:20 pm

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 5:17 pm

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

larry
larry on November 25, 2009 at 4:00 pm

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 9:05 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 2:39 pm

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 8:00 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 4:22 pm

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 7:10 pm

This building should be quarantined by Paramus.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 27, 2009 at 7:47 pm

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 12, 2009 at 4:46 am

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 11:42 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 11:17 pm

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

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 25, 2009 at 3:23 am

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 10:00 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 9:31 pm

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

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on May 18, 2009 at 8:23 pm

From what I have seen on Live maps, the old “Route 4 Cinema”, which was to the right of the AMC Loews (RKO Stanley Warner’s) Route 4 Theatre, was demolished and replaced by either Toys R Us or the stores that is built next to the closed tenplex.

The additional screens that’s to the left of the original building, as well as the expanded lobby, looks like were added when RKO Century turned the theatre into the sevenplex.

There is a different roofline to where the last two screens were added over when Screens 6-8 and the expanded lobby area was added by RKO Century.

95Crash
95Crash on May 18, 2009 at 2:17 pm

I would love to see a timeline of this theater … as far as when it changed from one screen to two, from two to a triplex, from a triplex to a sevenplex, and so on …

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 17, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Too bad they didn’t mentioned who played Darth Vader….the old Route 4 Tenplex was the Yankee Stadium of modern day movie theaters in North Jersey.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on May 17, 2009 at 5:45 pm

*It was the lower theatre that was split into two by 1977. My mistake. *

No, you almost had it right the first time. The downstairs was intact, and the balcony was walled up to make a single, far too wide for it’s depth, theatre. The balcony was several years later cut into 2 theatres, long before the downstairs. If you remember, they built “The Route 4 Cinema” too the right of the original building, with a separate entrance, boxoffice, etc, rather than divide the downstairs of the original theatre. The last week Star Wars played at the RKO Stanely Warner, they moved it over to the smaller route 4 Cinema, and the marquee read Darth Vader in Star Wars.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on May 14, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Correction, It was the lower theatre that was split into two by 1977. My mistake.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on May 14, 2009 at 4:01 pm

AwfulAgent, the upstairs balcony was already divided into two theatres by 1977, when the original “Star Wars” came to rKO stanley Warner’s Route 4 Threeplex. It was already a sevenplex when Return Of The Jedi played at the RKO Century’s Route 4 Sevenplex in 1983.

95Crash
95Crash on May 5, 2009 at 3:14 pm

I wish there was a Web site that had old photos of this theater from back in its glory days, aside from the ones already mentioned on this Web page. If anyone finds anything, please post the link here.

(Unrelated side not: Hey, Christophersepp, if you ever consider ditching that old Crash Line t-shirt, let me know. I’ll buy it from you. I collect old Devs T’s. ()

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 4, 2009 at 3:17 pm

The Tenplex was the role model for what a multiplex should be in North Jersey. AMC really drove the place right into the ground when it closed the Tenplex and build up an expensive new theater right next to the busy Garden State Plaza mall. This is also the same thing with the new Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, two new stadiums for old teams that don’t look as memorable as the original but are technologically advanced.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on April 4, 2009 at 10:57 am

I’ve been looking at old New York Times microfilm and I noticed that this theatre had some rather eclectic fare. For example, in 1982 they played the “Best Of Almi Cinema 5 Festival” and showed films such as Z, The Man Who Fell To Earth and other films not normally shown at multiplexes.

They also got the New Jersey exclusives of various art and foreign films. That is variety. Say in 1982, you could see films like Star Trek II or Blade Runner on one screen while on another screen, you could see Diva or The Long Good Friday.

Too bad nowadays, it’s all playing Fast and Furious on six screens or My Bloody Valentine 3-D on three screens for $15 a ticket. They need variety in these big theatres. Isn’t that why they built them? 30 screens, 30 movies?