AMC Loews Meadow 6

800 Plaza Drive,
Secaucus, NJ 07094

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JohnB
JohnB on December 20, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Ah, the memories… I was one of the managers at the Loews Meadow Six. I still have that weird little key that turns on the overhead emergency house lights.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on January 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm

wow, its been closed for over 2 years and you’re just coming here to pay “your respects”.

I sincerely hope you’re more respectful to family members when they pass.

joemasher
joemasher on September 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I was there this past week—the Meadow 6 has almost been completely demolished. Only part of the shell of theater #1 was still standing. The facade is covered with a banner announcing a new Marriott hotel. By the end of this month, the Meadow 6 will be no more.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm

What’s the latest on the building? Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the opening of this theater, which turned around Loews' fortunes and became one of the leaders in building big multiplexes with fewer screens that were big in size and were surrounded by many speakers. The lobby was very spacious for its time.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 24, 2010 at 5:52 pm

if no one buys it, then it will be demolished for parking space lol. What movie held the longest run at this theater?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 13, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Here’s the policy trailer that was shown before every movie at this theater…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcXO-iKaJ_Y

shany94
shany94 on April 6, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Still sitting there peacefully but empty, not even a sign announcing space available

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 18, 2010 at 2:46 pm

are they showing any olympic events on the big screen there? Maybe AMC should do something like that for the next olympics, which will begin by the time the entire AMC chain of existing theaters will have 4k projection (and when NBC is wholly owned by Comcast, whose Universal movie studio will still show movies). Also, 2012 is when Paramount turns 100, so hopefully a new logo will come out for that studio. I remember when Loews changed their name to Sony, they had Sony Playstations at the lobby and Sony tvs showing stuff. Most of Sony’s movies played there, and they had the short lived SDDS sound system.

telliott
telliott on February 17, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Up here in Canada, AMC is the much nicer, more civilized chain. Much less noisy and flashy than those former Famous Players SilverCity and Coliseums and the one in downtown Toronto, the Yonge-Dundas 24, is waaay classier than the loud Scotiabank (formerly Paramount)

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 17, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Loews Ridgefield Park doesn’t have 3d, which edgewater has. And Loews Wayne and east hanover have digital 3d.

John Fink
John Fink on February 17, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Loews ran the Loews name into the ground in their last few years of operations – dirty theaters, rude customer service, horrible concessions including those with funky linger odors (Nacho Grande for example), and terrible projection – I was happy to see AMC take over. AMC isn’t my favorite chain but I they were an improvement. As soon as they merged with Cineplex the standards declined, they were actually best run under short lived Sony Theaters banner if you ask me. AMC made a few improvements at the larger plexes and did little at these (knowing the replacement was on the horizon). The ones to look at are Loews Richfield Park which is still in decent condition, and the Loews Village 7 which is clean and well run despite the creepy layout of the place.

Ironically enough AMC has only rebranded the inside signs (ie: snack bar, poster cases, ect) of Loews sites, whereas General Cinema' (a long time rival of theirs) was gone in a matter of months, but unlike Cinemark who has opened new builds with the Century brand, they’ve made sure anything new was AMC.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 17, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Another one gone,looks like AMC is running the LOEWS name into the ground,I do not hear many GOOD comments about AMC.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 14, 2009 at 2:51 pm

One of my favorite experiences going to this theater was when I saw “Independence Day” the weekend it first came out. They didn’t show the “Star Wars” special edition trailer (which I saw at the Loews in Wayne with Jingle all the Way) but they showed a few other trailers as well as lots of filmed advertisements (alongside the slides) and then the feature presentation, which was great. Although the film was not mixed in 8-channel SDDS (it was a 5.1 mix, similiar to the Dolby Digital and DTS), it sounded great and the picture was good. After the movie was over, there were lines to go see the movie. After the Loews in Wayne expanded to 14 screens in 1997, I stopped going to this theater, and then Clifton Commons came.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 15, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Here’s a link to the story…
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The big thing is that this theater will have digital projection in all screens and stadium seating. Digital projection was at the Meadow Six, only for “Star Wars Episode I” and also for the digital pre-show. I think the Wayne theater will survive since it has digital projection in one screen, and another at the smaller theater. The Clifton Commons will outgrow the Allwood since the Allwood lacks digital projection, and hopefully when the economy improves the Fabian 8 will open in Paterson.

fred1
fred1 on October 14, 2009 at 4:17 pm

he is an ad for the New Kerasotes Showplace
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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 14, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Hoboken is opening next week. I don’t know about the Fabian, and Xanadu might open in 2010. The Kerasotes theater will open on friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and free movies and food.

John Fink
John Fink on October 9, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Kerasotes is opening next week per their website. Now – when the are Clearview Hoboken, City Center Fabien 8, and Xanadu going to open?

shany94
shany94 on October 9, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Wow, they sure updated this theater’s status fast – it’s not even 24 hours since it shut down.

I’ll give the new Kerasotes cinema a try just to see what it’s like, although I will miss the Meadow 6 and the way it blended in with the rest of the plaza. The AMC Clifton Commons is just up the road, although Route 3 is a pain to navigate at peak times. I guess I can also trek the 15 miles or so to the AMC Wayne 14, whose original portion looks like the Meadow 6 – minus the mural, of course.

Wonder which old theater will fall by the wayside next.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 9, 2009 at 2:32 pm

So now Secaucus residents will have to go to North Bergen for their movie fix, as the Columbia Park 12 is the only theater that shows the same movies that this theater had. That is, until the new Kerasotes 14 theater opens with the new Michael Jackson movie in a few weeks.

shany94
shany94 on October 9, 2009 at 11:16 am

It’s all over. So long, Meadow 6.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 7, 2009 at 2:44 pm

For those who have AMC moviewatcher cards, they can go to either Jersey City, Linden, Ridgefield Park, Lincoln Square, Clifton Commons, or Jersey Gardens. Why is AMC shutting this place down? It’s not because of the lease not getting expired. It’s because there’s a new theater opening up that will have the same number of screens as this theater and its now gone sister theater. I’ve been to this theater several times, and it had more large screens than the Loews in Wayne, since there were six screens and some of them could show 70mm film and even show films in 8-channel SDDS, which was changed to Dolby Digital EX after AMC took over. A lot of businesses near the theater will suffer after the theater closes, only to resurface when Kerasotes opens up their new theater.

shany94
shany94 on October 6, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Saw my last film ever here today in “Surrogates” – was the ONLY person in Theater 5 and was easily outnumbered by the staff, who had already begun some minor breakdown of displays in the lobby. The auxiliary concessions stand in the middle of the theater main floor looked to have already been cleaned up and closed down. Hadn’t seen a film here in many years, and am sorry to see the old place go, as it still looks good in many respects, especially that unique mural of old-time Hollywood stars situated over the lobby. The 14-screen Kerasotes replacement in the parking lot looks much better now after having been painted, but it also looked like there’s still some interior work going on.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on October 6, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Sad to see the Loew’s era in Secaucus coming to an end. I attended the very first show at the old Harmon Cove Quad: “King Kong” (Jessica Lange version) in 1976. I walked there from Rutherford to see “It’s Alive” in 1977. And the biggest opening night crowd I’d ever been part of there was unfortunately for a very bad movie: “Jaws 2” (1978).

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on October 6, 2009 at 1:53 pm

The final movies at the Meadow 6:

Fame
Pandorum
Surrogates (closed captioned)
The Informant!
Love Happens
Kaminey (an Indian film that opened in August)