AMC New Brunswick 18

17 U.S. Highway 1,
New Brunswick, NJ 08902

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AMC New Brunswick 18

Built on the site of the old Route 1 Flea Market at the junction of Routes 1 and 18, the 79,516-square-foot Loews New Brunswick was the circuit’s first to feature stadium seating and non-traditional concessions fare (chicken tenders, fries, restaurant-style nachos, etc.). The 18-screen theatre, built at a cost of $12 million, was designed by architect David Rockwell and was the first facility to be opened using the Loews Theatres name after the company’s brief stint as Sony Theatres.

The theatre, which opened on November 22, 1996, was an immediate success and prompted Loews to seek to expand the facility. In June of 1999, a seven-screen, 21,000-square foot addition was approved but, due to the company’s bankruptcy filing in February 2001, the proposed expansion never took place.

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Recent comments (view all 27 comments)

moviebuff82 on October 31, 2016 at 1:26 pm

This theater is in the news this weekend…very sad…,d.amc

moviebuff82 on November 22, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Reserved seating now at this theater.

rivest266 on August 28, 2017 at 5:47 pm

Full page grand opening ad:

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Skywalkerspock on November 15, 2017 at 8:44 pm

Unfortunately, it appears the seat fabric has not been updated since the grand opening in 1996. The IMAX auditorium seats remain the same even as the carpet and arm rests were updated for reserved seating. The smaller theatres usually have moths and there have been reports of bed bugs. The theatre still shows a nice selection of movies and is $5.97 b4 noon for 2D titles. They just installed new ticket kiosks so hopefully they will update the seats and fumigate properly for insects as well.

moviebuff82 on May 19, 2018 at 8:34 pm

Dolby cinema now open with deadpool 2.

moviebuff82 on January 27, 2019 at 7:59 am

Theater now called AMC New Brunswick 18.

B1G_Mac on July 22, 2019 at 12:53 pm

The IMAX theater at this location closed today for renovations and will re-open in a couple of months. They are presumably upgrading to laser projection and long-overdue new seating.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on July 29, 2019 at 2:18 pm

AMC New Brunswick 18’s IMAX Theatre is being renovated to recliners, and possibly Laser IMAX. So is AMC Cherry Hill 24.

B1G_Mac on July 30, 2019 at 3:31 pm

Laser IMAX is confirmed to be in the works from this theater’s official website:

With regard to NJ, Cherry Hill 24 has also been confirmed to receive IMAX with Laser and Garden State 16’s IMAX is undergoing renovations (Laser is not confirmed as of yet but it’s likely).

I’m skeptical that they’ll add recliners, however, since that would halve the number of available seats. For these kinds of upgrades, the new seating that they usually put in are called “AMC Signature Plush Rockers”

B1G_Mac on October 8, 2019 at 1:38 pm

After three-and-a-half months (73 days) of renovations, the upgraded Laser IMAX auditorium with AMC Signature Plush Rocker seating opened here on Thursday October 3rd, just in time for Joker.

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