AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex

260 E. Highway 4,
Paramus, NJ 07652

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JeffS on February 12, 2008 at 4:41 pm

I’ve sent several emails to the site’s operators about this theater, and the Rt 17 RKO Century (which is demolished). No response, no change. I’ve been doing it for months. This site’s on auto-pilot.

moviebuff82 on February 12, 2008 at 10:19 am

I’m check here right now, and it’s still “open”? Boy, this theater policy will be taking a long, long, time…it’s closed, closed, CLOSED!!!

moviebuff82 on February 10, 2008 at 11:25 am

someone at ct should update the summary of the theater, as well as the status and in the near future, what retail space the former theater will turn into. I think the size of that building would fit an organic foods market like Whole Foods or perhaps Trader Joe’s..maybe a Chuck E'Cheeses, since there’s so few of them in North Jersey (East Hanover and Wayne come to mind). Maybe a Sonic Drive-In, since the crowd over at Fuddruckers has declined since the tenplex closed!!!

moviebuff82 on January 30, 2008 at 11:51 am

That’s right. When Cineplex Odeon merged with Loews, all trailers related to Cineplex were removed and replaced by the Loews Cineplex policy trailer, featuring a crowd attending a premiere of a movie at a Loews Cineplex theater. It would soon be replaced by the filmstrip guy from AMC after AMC bought the location and relocated the movies to GSP. A clip of CO’s coliseum in space trailer can be found on Youtube. FYI, Loews Cinplex had a sibling in Europe called Yelmo Cineplex, which used the same music as Loews in the US. BTW, what will be in that old space since the theater’s gone?

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. on January 30, 2008 at 5:25 am

It also should have its name updated to “AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex”, as this was the name of the theatre when it closed.

moviebuff82 on January 11, 2008 at 12:08 pm

It should be set to closed, CT people!!!

moviebuff82 on December 7, 2007 at 7:18 pm

Unfortunately, hopes for an IMAX theater in Paramus will have to go by as the AMC in ROckaway will be the only complex in North Jersey to show the format come summer 2008; the closest theaters are in West Nyack and Lincoln Square; Jersey City only shows Omnimax films.

moviebuff82 on December 4, 2007 at 1:37 pm

it’s been a few weeks since turkey day, and it’s still closed. AMC Garden State 16 is the successor to this theater, which someone working for ct will ad to the summary soon.

JeffS on November 21, 2007 at 10:15 am

Status should be changed to “Closed.”

I said the same thing MONTHS ago, and even sent an email to the site “owners” via a contact us link (months ago). You can see how well they respond to their emails or maintain the site.

bamtino on November 20, 2007 at 9:43 pm

Status should be changed to “Closed.”

JackCoursey on November 18, 2007 at 7:48 am

The June 4, 2007 link to photos of the theatre ( longer works. Is there another site where these photos can be viewed?

moviebuff82 on October 15, 2007 at 12:25 pm

so what’s up with the tenplex now that AMC is making money on its successor? I hope there should be a strip mall where it’s located, or maybe a concert hall since the only location nearby that has arts is the BergenPAC center in Englewood.

moviebuff82 on August 15, 2007 at 1:04 pm

I prefer to see digital movies in HD on Bluray and seeing event movies in IMAX since IMAX rocks!!! Too bad IMAX doesn’t have a widescreen process but makes up for it with two formats, IMAX big screen and Omnimax, which is back again at the reopened Liberty Science Center. I kinda liked Omnimax since you’re in the movie surrounded by picture and sound…it sucks that the picture was a bit more fuzzy and blurry than regular IMAX, which is taller and more comfortable and less dizzy. BTW, IMAX sound is much better than film sound. Too bad the prices are still expensive.

photoman1001 on August 15, 2007 at 12:58 pm

I saw 300 in IMAX and still get goosebumps thinking about how great it was. I hope more directors choose IMAX over digital!!!

moviebuff82 on August 15, 2007 at 12:48 pm

oh, that’s all. I posted a comment about the new batman on the lincoln square theater, since that theater can handle that film. The last Batman movie to be shown in IMAX, Batman Begins, was the second superhero to have his IMAX debut (spiderman was the first, with superman the third). Too bad Transformers wasn’t filmed in IMAX, as that would add more money to the budget, even though seeing giant robots on a giant screen might sound cool. As for 70mm, I saw a movie about Mt. St. Helens that was previously shot in IMAX then downconverted to 70mm for smaller screens. It was at a now gone theater in Castle Rock, WA that was called the Dome or something. It was awesome and excellent. As for IMAX, it still carries on that 70mm feel.

photoman1001 on August 15, 2007 at 12:40 pm

I could care less if it shows in DLP at the new replacement theater. I posted the info for the people on this post that love the old 70mm. It was refreshing to read that a director wanted to use large format film.

moviebuff82 on August 15, 2007 at 12:33 pm

that previous post was not related to this theater. You should post it on a theater with IMAX capabilities, e.g. the AMC Imax theater in manhattan. BTW, Batman played at the tenplex six times, first in 1966 one year after the Route 4 theater’s opening, then in 1989, 1992, 1995, 1997, and 2005. The new Batman movie will play at the theater’s successor, which will probably show it in DLP, not IMAX, on two of its screens. Same goes for the new Indy jones movies, which all three played at the tenplex before the new one plays at the Garden State 16. Even Star Trek, Halloween, and any movie that was made post 1965 that is getting revived has played at this theater long before newer versions play at the GS 16.

photoman1001 on August 15, 2007 at 12:27 pm

In an unprecedented move, director Christopher Nolan is filming four sequences in the next installment of Warner Bros. Pictures' Batman franchise, “The Dark Knight,” with extremely high resolution IMAX® cameras using the giant 15/70 film format. While it is not unique for a feature lensed on traditional 35mm film to be re-mastered to screen in IMAX® theatres, this marks the first time ever that a major feature film has been even partially shot using IMAX cameras, marking a revolutionary integration of the two film formats. July 2008.

This could be a start!!!

Christophersepp on August 9, 2007 at 9:15 pm

95Crash, I still have an old Crash line t-shirt someone in the house. Those were the The sad thing is, for many of us, due to the much higher cost of tickets at the new arena and more importantly the location, Newark is almost as bad as if they left the state. It’s not like the $150 dollar ticket price, addition of more luxury boxes and less actual regular seats shows the team is looking out for us fans. I still can believe the state went along with the new Giants/Jets Stadium deal involving some state money and loads of tax incentives that could have helped the typical NJ property owner when the teams still won’t rename as NJ versus NY. I don’t know why everyone just caves when teams threaten to leave. For those of you who have such strong feeling about the Tenplex, I can totally relate. It’s a shame how things that mean so much to our childhood can be ripped asunder due to corporate greed. CGI has been ruining Sci-Fi/Horror ever since it was created as this so-called “fantastic development” similar to the way that digital projection was rolled out. I’d take the old-fashioned, but more expensive and time consuming, models, puppets, and make-up of the old days. Just compare the realistic looking ships of the original Star Wars trilogy with the cartoon looking ones of the newer films. As many above have said, cost and profit dictate changes in the industry, not what’s best. The problem is most consumers just accept it and keep paying for junk.

moviebuff82 on August 9, 2007 at 2:43 pm

i agree with you. The old tenplex was a great theater for Paramus, and was ahead of its time in terms of presentation, movies, and popularity.

95Crash on August 9, 2007 at 2:41 pm

At the AMC 16, I just saw The Simpons Movie in theater 4, the other day — my first-ever visit to the new AMC theaters. The screen looked pretty big to me. If theaters 1 and 2 have even bigger screens, that is pretty impressive.
That being said, I will still miss the old Tenplex. Too bad they didn’t keep it open and make it an art-film house or a second-run movie theater or even an IMAX.

moviebuff82 on August 9, 2007 at 12:13 pm

Like the old theater 1 in the old tenplex, there’s a theater 1 in the new 16 screen that looks like one of the big ones, along with theater 2 on the left wing; the east wing of the theater has 14 medium to smaller screens. FYI, all of the bourne movies (except part three) that played at this theater were based on books by the guy who supervised Playhouse on the Mall, Robert Ludlum.

95Crash on August 9, 2007 at 11:19 am

Chris: I understand and respect your points. I have a very big stack of Devs ticket stubs myself — having gone to their games since they came here in 1982. And I myself liked going to see them at CAA too. I guess the main reason I am pro-Newark is because I feared that if they didn’t get that deal done, then the team would’ve eventually been sold and then moved out of state. And I would never want that to happen. I always liked the fact that there is a team that actually “wants” to play in New Jersey and, just as importanly, uses the New Jersey name (unlike the Giants, Jets, and now, ugh, Red Bulls). But I don’t want to bore everyone else in this forum with sports talk. If you’d like to continue this conversation, post a message at and I’ll gladly reply.
Now, back to the Tenplex, reading photoman1001’s post makes me long for the old days of 70mm and magnetic sound! I am proud to say that — even though the theater was not what it used to be — I was at the closing show in Theater 1, the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie. It was a nice night, even if a lot of the kids were just there to see the movie, not to reminisce.

JeffS on August 9, 2007 at 11:09 am

“I miss the old noisy rectifiers, platters and projectors. The stories of past adventures, problems, drama. Sitting for hours with my father in the original lobby watching people. Oh well.. its gone but not forgotten.”

Photoman: I also grew up at a theater. My grandfather ran a Summer operation at Rockaway Beach, Queens for 40 years. My mom grew up at that theater, and so did I. Both my mom and myself grew up with the same projectionist. The Simplex Supers ran for 40+ years in that booth with carbons behind them. I remember the noise, the Tungar rectifiers, the hand rewinding of reels, the heat in the booth on hot summer nights, changeovers, and so on. I also remember when I pulled on a chain and all the window shutters came crashing down during a show! It too is gone, but it certainly isn’t forgotten. A little piece of it lives on in my basement.