New Sharon Cinema

815 Abbott Boulevard,
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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Grant Lee Theatre

Located on the corner of Abbott Boulevard & Columbia Avenue, Fort Lee, NJ. Originally opened as the Grant Lee Theatre by 1944, it is sometimes listed as being in Palisades, NJ. By 1950 it was operated by Liggett-Florin Booking Service.

After operating as an adult theatre in the 1970’s, it was renamed New Sharon Cinema on June 14, 1981 and screened mainstream movies until it closed in the late-1980’s. It has been converted into a shopping arcade named Sharon Plaza.

Contributed by Jersey Gal

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teecee
teecee on July 8, 2005 at 4:24 am

1963 ad for this theater, courtesy of Bill Huelbig:
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Theater name is Grant Lee at the time.

bamtino
bamtino on November 5, 2005 at 10:32 pm

Yes TC, that is the buidling.

teecee
teecee on March 2, 2006 at 12:13 am

Listed as a single screen independent theatre in the 1991 International Motion Picture Almanac. Owner is D. Braduk.

teecee
teecee on March 2, 2006 at 12:36 am

Listed as a Lightstone Theatre (“Grant-Lee”) in the 1985 International Motion Picture Almanac.

teecee
teecee on March 5, 2006 at 12:36 pm

Listed as far back as the 1944 FDY with 850 seats, under Palisades.

countup
countup on September 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm

seen my first porn flicks in the 70’s at this place

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm

This was the last movie theater in Fort Lee until the iPic opened last year.

rivest266
rivest266 on July 14, 2018 at 1:11 pm

Reopened as New Sharon on June 14th, 1981. No ad found.

rivest266
rivest266 on December 2, 2018 at 7:01 am

Found the ad for the New Sharon from June 14th, 1981. Ad posted in photo section.

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