AMC Loews New Brunswick 18

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

Unfavorite 4 people favorited this theater

Help us make this street view more accurate

Please adjust the view until the theater is clearly visible. more info

AMC Loews New Brunswick 18

Viewing: Photo | Street View

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.

Contributed by Damien Farley

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

gabedellafave on December 14, 2005 at 4:11 pm


and before it was the Route 1 Flea Market it was a Great Eastern department store.

Still it’s the only multiplex I know of with a graveyard in the middle of the parking lot (“only in New Jersey”). Do you think I’m kidding?:

How is that for unique!?

mjb1124 on January 21, 2007 at 5:42 pm

I remember the old days of the Route 1 Flea Market on this site, and I also remember the buzz when this multiplex first opened. This is a very nicely-designed multiplex with nice large auditoriums and screens – a refreshing change of pace from the scaled-down multiplexes of the ‘80s. The stadium seating was a little off-putting at first, but I got used to it pretty quickly. I also enjoyed the new food options, as pricey as they were – unfortunately they stopped serving buffalo wings and sssupreme nachos after AMC took over.

And yeah, how about that grave? I heard they might move it if these new developments around the theater go through.

moviebuff82 on September 1, 2009 at 11:48 am

Sony 4k to be installed at this theater soon…

moviebuff82 on September 19, 2009 at 3:44 pm

An IMAX digital theater is now at this theater.

moviebuff82 on November 5, 2009 at 1:32 pm

advance tickets for the midnight showing of Avatar are now online. Surprisingly, this is the closest theater that has advance tickets alongside the AMC Empire 25 and the Lincoln Square theaters.

tmundell on February 1, 2011 at 11:35 am

Does anyone know which auditorium was converted to Imax? I’m guessing it’s either #17 or #18 as those are the largest.

moviebuff82 on August 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm

I first heard about this theater on the radio back in 1996 when they announced the grand opening of this theater. It was on z100. The theater was quite advanced for its time for the Loews Circuit. Since it was then owned by Sony, it had playstation kiosks as well as promos for Sony stuff and auditoriums that had the short lived 8 channel SDDS sound system.

markp on August 12, 2014 at 1:32 pm

I was the first projectionist from the union to work here sharing the booth with management. Unfortunately I ended up running the entire 2 booths most of the time.

DavidSimpson on October 5, 2015 at 1:04 am

This multiplex has an incredible, fun-filled, faux-Hollywood decorated foyer, which is great fun!

The link posted by gabedellafave in December 2005 isn’t working, so here’s some information about the gravestone in the middle of the rear car park. This dates back to 1828. A department store was built on the site and the ground was levelled – all except for the area around the grave, which now sits about 8ft above the ground! The story is that Mary Ellis (1750–1828) was a spinster. According to local legend, she was seduced by a sea captain who vowed to return to marry her. She would come to the spot where her grave now stands, each day, to look for his ship in the Raritan River in New Brunswick, but he never returned. As gabedellafave says, how’s that for unique?!

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater