AMC New Brunswick 18

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

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moviebuff82 on January 27, 2019 at 5:59 am

Theater now called AMC New Brunswick 18.

moviebuff82 on May 19, 2018 at 6:34 pm

Dolby cinema now open with deadpool 2.

Skywalkerspock on November 15, 2017 at 6:44 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.

rivest266 on August 28, 2017 at 3:47 pm

Full page grand opening ad:

Found on

moviebuff82 on November 22, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Reserved seating now at this theater.

moviebuff82 on October 31, 2016 at 11:26 am

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

Zootopialover98 on October 24, 2016 at 9:58 pm

i just need someone to find grand opening ads fo these 3 theatres AMC Grapevine 30 AMC Gulf Pointe 30 and AMC Pleasure Island 24. Boy i should stop nagging over grand opening ads

Zootopialover98 on October 23, 2016 at 9:49 pm

pleasure island too! oops i should not be nagging about grand opening ads too much

Zootopialover98 on October 23, 2016 at 9:41 pm

your better at finding grand opening ads than me why not try gulf pointe

rivest266 on October 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm

This opened on November 27th, 1996. The grand opening ad as the largest cinema in the state can be found in the photo section for this cinema.

Paul on October 11, 2016 at 6:24 pm

So happy to see this theater, not only still remain, but prosper and flourish over the last 20 years. The cynic in me always thought it might die out. I don’t go out to the movies as much, so I haven’t gotten a chance to go here very often, but good to see people enjoying it.

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?!

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.

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.

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 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.

moviebuff82 on September 19, 2009 at 3:44 pm

An IMAX digital theater is now at this theater.

moviebuff82 on September 1, 2009 at 11:48 am

Sony 4k to be installed at this theater soon…

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.

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!?

teecee on October 29, 2005 at 7:04 am

Only in Jersey…

The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), Sept 25, 2005 p046
Condos planned next to cinema. (MORRIS)

Piscataway developer Jack Morris hopes to convert the parking lot of the Loews Theater on Route 1 in New Brunswick into a mixed-use retail and condominium project.

The development will include about 400 luxury condominiums and market-rate apartments, 40,000 square feet of retail and three parking garages. Loews Theater would remain, as would barbecue restaurant Famous Dave’s, which would move to a new restaurant on the 23-acre site, according to plans released by the city.

The four- to six-story condos and apartments are planned toward the back of the property, which abuts open space along the Raritan River. Directly across the river is a view of Highland Park’s Donaldson Park.

“One of the things that make this site great is the views over the water and over the park,” said New Brunswick spokesman Bill Bray.

Edgewood Properties Inc. bought the site in 2004 from Sheldon Elizabeth Co., a Roseland-based company, for $14.7 million. Sheldon Elizabeth owned the property since 1965, and opened the Loews Theater in 1996 on what was once the site of the Route 1 Flea Market.

Article CJ136626591

John Fink
John Fink on May 29, 2005 at 4:36 am

Weirdly, this theatre is on the same highway at the Regal Cinemas Commerice Center 18, which leaves poor movie-goers going “oh, it was at the other 18 Plex at 9:30, damn.”

Also too this theatre in its ads claims to be the first in New Jersey to have stadium seating, wrong again- not only were several balcony converts open, but so was The Screening Zone (now closed), by my calculation this was the first in NJ to be built with stadium seating.

Opening night features were Jingle All The Way, Space Jam, Star Trek: First Contact, The Miror Has Two Faces, Ransom, The English Paient, and 101 Dalmations. Everything showed on atleast 2 screens that night.