Tilton Square Theatre

331 Tilton Road,
Northfield, NJ 08225

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The Tilton Theatre was opened on December 23, 1965 with Sean Connery in “Thunderball”. It was later twinned. It was expanded in 1988 and again in 1998. Located in the Tilton Shopping Center on Tilton Road just 15 miles from Atlantic City. The theatre is a squared cinder block building with the front painted red and a small flat marquee over the entrance.

The nine auditoriums are comfortable and clean but small. No large screen auditorium. The total seating capacity was 2,150. The theatre was awarded favorite theatre for 2004 by the Atlantic Press. It was closed by Frank Theatres in September 2018. It was taken over by Square Theatres and reopened as the Tilton Square Theatre on May 6, 2019. It now operates with 8-screens and a seating capacity on 1,089.

Contributed by William Murray, Chuck Van Bibber

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Whoman Jim
Whoman Jim on December 28, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Just wondering – does anybody know what happened to Bill Murray – NO – NOT the actor, but the manager of the Tilton?? I’m guessing that when the Franks took over the theatre, Bill decided to go bye-bye…..

brooklynfilm on March 7, 2013 at 11:17 am

Hey, Bill Murray (me) moved to New York City five years ago and is on the other side of the camera now…I loved the Tilton, but, the time had come. 45 years was a good run for the original owners and many of them mine also…r.i.p.

Whoman Jim
Whoman Jim on May 2, 2013 at 4:46 pm

BILL!!!!! It’s Jim Perry – I’m on Facebook, under the “nom de plummage” ya see here. Drop me a line there. GOOD TO SEE YA!


rivest266 on August 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

I have uploaded an aerial of the theatre showing its expansions in 1988 and 1998.

BigScreen_com on May 6, 2019 at 2:48 pm

Frank Theatres closed the theater in September 2018. It just reopened under Square Theatres as the Tilton Square Theatre:

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brooklynfilm on December 22, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Theatre has been reduced to 8 auditoriums, but a serious near gut renovation on every level has brought the old Tilton Theatre back to life!

Mikeoaklandpark on December 24, 2019 at 11:08 am

Did the Town Cinema that was Frank Theater also close? They played Jaws the summer it opened. Saw Tommy here at the Tilton when it was a single screen theater.

hdtv267 on June 11, 2020 at 4:28 am

In defiance of NJ governor Phil Murphy coronavirus executive order, this complex re-opened on June 5, 2020.


hdtv267 on June 12, 2020 at 9:19 am

theatre statement from their Facebook page


It is with great disappointment and frustration that we announce the forced closure of the Tilton Theater in Northfield. We received an onslaught of citations and threats of legal action against us, despite providing a higher standard to keep our customers and our employees safe compared to other businesses that are permitted to operate. Under the circumstances, we regret that we are left with no choice but to cease operations until the Governor allows us to reopen.

We believe we have been unfairly targeted and denied the right to engage in lawful business activity while other businesses are able to operate legally. This is a great loss to the community during these trying times and we encourage our customers and supporters to contact their local politicians to ask that our theater be permitted to open safely.

We remain a strong partner with the City and community of Northfield and we will continue to assert our right to provide safe family entertainment here.

Thank you.

The majority of the Facebook comments are quite heated. https://www.facebook.com/tiltonsquaretheatre/

ridethectrain on September 19, 2020 at 7:24 pm

Please update, total seats 1089

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