AMC Loews New Brunswick 18

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

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tmundell
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
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
moviebuff82 on September 19, 2009 at 3:44 pm

An IMAX digital theater is now at this theater.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 1, 2009 at 11:48 am

Sony 4k to be installed at this theater soon…

mjb1124
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
gabedellafave on December 14, 2005 at 4:11 pm

Trivia…

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?:

http://www.weirdnj.com/stories/_cemetery04.asp

How is that for unique!?

teecee
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.