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When i first saw the picture of the Empire 25 i thought they had a movie theater inside that palace like entrance but it was transformed into a big lobby with the 25 screens to the left of the exterior.
what a shame that movies won’t be shown here anymore in the rutherford area until the 26 screen theater opens soon near the meadowlands.
I miss drive-ins…even though i never been to one. My dad used to go to this place all the time…
The organ i believe was in the central auditorium. The employees of the theater were very nice.
I doubt that this theater will survive even if Clifton Commons gets renovated by AMC soon…
I always liked the exterior of the place.
Was this the first movie theater ever built in Montclair?
i hope someone buys it since the competition is the NJPac in Newark.
Was this General Cinema’s flagship theater in NJ at the time?
according to the THX website, no theaters in NJ including this one are certified anymore. The closest one i can think of is in Franklin Mills, PA.
long before megaplexes started showing indie movies such as AMC, this theater was one of the few in NJ to screen such fare along with the Screening Zone and to a lesser extent, the Bellevue theater. The Wellmont also showed some indie movies before it became a concert hall.
go to the arclight, DonSolosan.
must be the economy. remember when AMC was rolling out every theater with the Sony 4k projectors from 2009 until 2012…that was a slow rollout. Ditto that for dolby atmos and the amc renovations.
according to the thx website, this theater was delisted from the website recently.
i agree on palisades parking. The imax was my second favorite imax that was near an AMC/Loews theater in the New York area. it’s been 15 years since i went there….recently walked by there when Inception played there. RIP real imax at palisades…
just noticed at this theater after i saw avengers in fake 3d that they installed coke freestyle machines near the snack bar. About time.
http://www.wbaltv.com/news/vandal-smashes-senator-theater-window/32590714 what a shame….
Tickets for the first showing of avengers in Imax 3d already sold out…
Maybe they’ll do it when the new star wars movie comes out….
here’s a video on the process of moving the historic theater so that the screens were built.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DHCBAc8Fow
saw furious 7 in regular and thought the movie was well done. Very loud and fast paced action. The cinematography was very sharp. This movie will have legs.
Looks like there have been a rash of breakins at this place…