Union Theaters

990 Stuyvesant Avenue,
Union, NJ 07083

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Union Center Theaters

Opened in 1926 as the Union Theatre. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. It was listed in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook as having 1,303 seats. It was twinned on March 17, 1978. In 1988 the owners managed to carve out seven theaters in the building. Believed to have been showing movies continuously since opening, the Union Theatres was closed in 2014.

In March 2015 it was taken over by Empire Cineplex Cinemas.

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Recent comments (view all 25 comments)

shany94 on February 9, 2014 at 11:36 pm

As of Feb. 2014 this theater is closed and for sale – a red sign on the front doors states that the building is unsafe for human occupancy … End of an era.

markp on February 10, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Last time I worked here was in Dec 1997, just a day before Titanic came out. It was a twin then and the new owner was taking over the next day and went non-union. Shortly after he made it 7 screens. I know even when I worked there water would pour into the building after heavy snow. I wonder if this could be the reason for the unsafe condition mentioned by shany94.

rrettino on September 9, 2014 at 8:05 am

The theatre is now closed with a “for sale” sign on the marquee. It has been closed for several months now.

shany94 on March 20, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Someone has been doing work on this theater in recent months. New tiling has been put down both inside and outside the lobby, and current movie posters have been installed inside the glass cases mounted on the main wall just past the entrance. The marquee also no longer says “For Sale”.

John Fink
John Fink on March 20, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Looks like Empire Cinemas is taking it over: http://union.empirecineplex.com

shany94 on March 27, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Just passed by tonight, theater has reopened

crazyformovies on January 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm

I like this theater been going has a kid and still now. They got $5.00 all day tuesday.

FrankieattheMovies on August 28, 2017 at 10:25 am

I always like going here i seen tons of movies here like The Dark Knight, Scream 3, Marvel’s The Avengers and The Matrix just to name a few.

rivest266 on July 9, 2018 at 12:07 am

Remodeled Late 1968. Ad in the photo section.

rivest266 on July 13, 2018 at 3:40 pm

This became a twin cinema on March 17th, 1978. Ad in the photo section.

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