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On December 18, 2013, this theater was acquired from Flagship Cinemas by Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (Digiplex Destinations).
Digiplex Destinations acquired the Mission Valley 7 from Ultra Star in December 2012.
Digiplex Destinations acquired the Ultra Star Mission Marketplace Cinemas in December, 2012.
Digiplex Destinations acquired the Ultra Star River Vilage cinemas in December 2013.
Digiplex Destinations acquired the Sparta Theatre in February 2013.
Digiplex Destinations acquired the Ultra Star Poway 10 in December, 2012.
Digiplex Surprise Pointe 14 opens an Imax Experience with a new IMAX auditorium. First feature on screen is Man Of Steel on June 14, 2013
In February, 2013, became part of Digiplex Destinations circuit. www.digiplexdest.com
Should be listed as part of Digiplex Destinations circuit after acquisition in 2012.
In December 2012, became a part of the Digiplex Destinations circuit. Now “Digiplex Tower 10 Cinema”.
As of December, 2012 now a Digiplex Destinations theater.
All screens digital as of 2012.
All screens now digital.
Digital conversion completed as of July 2012.
Acquired by Digital Cinema Destinations in 2012 and converted to digital on all screens as of July 2012.
Digital conversion completed for all screens as of July, 2012.
Acquired by Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. in 2012 and screens are now 100% digital.
Acquired by Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. in 2012 and now 100% digital projection.
Theatre has completed 100% conversion to digital projection as of a few weeks ago.
Sound and Digital Conversion at the Fabian 8 Cinema.
Work started on converting all 8 houses to digital expected to be finished by mid March 2012. More RealD 3D and new screens from Big Sky Industries.
Theatre 5 is now a beta test location for Danley Sound Labs new cinema loudspeaker line. Designer Tom Danley is responsible for the volcano effects at the Mirage in Las Vegas and built the worlds largest subwoofer, The Matterhorn, with 40,000 watts of energy. Your innards jigggle during extreme special effects. High frequencies are spacious and superbly clean. Fabian 8’s theatre 5 may currently be the best sounding cinema space in the NY metro area.
News Event: Film Cutting at 4:00 PM on Friday, February 19, 2010
Theater address: 301 Main Street â€" Center City Paterson, Upper Level
Theater Web Site: www.fabian8.com Box office recording: (973) 754-1111 Showtimes for opening weekend Friday, Feb 19 through Sunday, February 21, 2010 Valentineâ€™s Day â€" 12:00, 2:30, 5:05, 7:50, 10:25 Book of Eli â€" 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:20 Edge of Darkness â€" 1:20, 4:10, 6:50, 9:35 Dear John â€" 12:05, 2:25, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50
Avatar â€" 12:20, 3:30, 6:40, 9:55 The Wolfman â€" 12:05, 2:40, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 Percy Jackson â€" 12:00, 2:35, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10 Shutter Island â€" 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:15
Fabian 8 Cinema website (www.fabian8.com) has posted that the theatre will finally be opening in January, 2010 after construction delays. They will be interviewing for staff positions on December 16 and 17.
The theatre is on the third floor of the new Center City Paterson building —– along with Space Port (family entertainment), Commerce Foods buffet, other restaurants and a very visible police substation. There are two floors of underground parking free for moviegoers. The entrance looks like an old fashioned brick front facade with a tile roof and neon blade sign. The marquee has a neon clock and large LED reader boards. On either side there is a video poster case. All 8 houses have wall-to-wall screens, 48' deep stadium risers and high back rockers with fold-up armrests. Technical:
Theatre 1 – 225 seats, Christie Digital, RealD, bi-amped front end.
Theatre 2 – 100 seats, 35mm, Dolby SR
Theatre 3 – 100 seats, 35mm, DTS
Theatre 4 – 100 seats, 35mm, DTS
Theatre 5 – 150 seats, Christie Digital, RealD, bi-amp, Danley Sound Labs test location for cinema products.
Theatre 6 – 150 seats, 35mm, DTS, bi-amp
Theatre 7 – 150 seats, 35mm, DTS, bi-amp
Theatre 8 – 255 seats, 35mm, DD, bi-amp
Fabian 8 will use self-service ticketing kiosks and Movietickets.com for on line sales. There is a large event room for parties and meetings and a 120 foot long outdoor terrace. Box office telephone is (973) 754-1111.
They are using Klipsch front ends except for one digital house. “Theatre five is going to be a sound playroom for Danley. These guys are supposed to have done installs like Disney World, Volcano at The Mirage, Cirque du Soleil and Imaxes, but Paterson will not be Imax,” according to the guy I talked with. The entrance from the mall is supposed to look like an old time theatre with neon from the old Fabian. Sounds ambitious. I’ll believe it when I see (and hear) it.
I was there recently and got to talk with a guy who knew a lot about the project. I have worked in booths before and my impression is that they must be very serious cinema people. Here are some details I picked up… A push is on to open the new cinema during summer 2009. Walls (double with 5-ply sheet rock)and ceilings are going in now. There must have been at least 20 carpenters and drywall guys crawling all over the place. All houses are supposed to have 24" wide rockers on deep stadium risers. They are shooting for THX specs. Sight lines and viewing angles seem to conform to THX and it looks like baffle walls are going behind the screens.
Two Christie digitals are going in (I didn’t ask who’s 3D). Bi-amped front ends.