Allwood Cinemas 6

96 Market Street,
Clifton, NJ 07011

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Allwood Cinemas

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Originally a big screen movie theatre, the Allwood is still the only remaining small theater in a town that now has a 16 screen multiplex owned by AMC, which makes more money than this local cinema. Two auditoriums have digital sound, while the others have Dolby Stereo and mono sound. Still a cheap way to go to the movies, and easier now that online ticketing is available. The Allwood Cinemas 6 was closed by Clearview Cinemas on May 19, 2013.

It was reopened by Empire Cineplex Cinemas on June 21, 2013.

Contributed by Justin Fencsak

Recent comments (view all 54 comments)

RHETT52 on December 27, 2013 at 9:13 am

All digital but did they change the architecture. This is a horrible theater. The two theaters in the front are like sitting in a basement. The others are just as bad. Haven’t been there in 10 years and plan to never go back.

John Fink
John Fink on August 6, 2014 at 8:20 am

Visited yesterday for Hercules – the good: it was clean and leather recliners. The Bad: yes, they’ve gone digital (no 3D but thats no deal breaker for me) but they never bothered to replace the glass in the projection booth – so in at least two auditoriums you’ll see a dark line running down the frame at some point. The picture was ¼th dark and out of focus – not acceptable (at least two others walked out along with me). The reason the management gave “the owners are working on it”.

Otherwise with a little more fixing up it could be great – they need new wall treatments (the one in the theater I was in had water damage), new glass in the booths and an automated lighting system that doesn’t leave the theaters dangerously pitch black between screenings – – and then the place would be fine.

fred1 on August 6, 2014 at 9:27 am

This place went through a cheap renovation. You see the wires for the recliners stick out and a post where you plugged in the recliners. You see the footprint of the former row of seats. The just touch up rather than to paint the floor.

moviebuff82 on May 17, 2015 at 10:32 am

I doubt that this theater will survive even if Clifton Commons gets renovated by AMC soon…

RHETT52 on December 28, 2015 at 6:06 am

Saw “Still Alice” last winter. The theater looked like a messy room with stuff laying all over the floor. The theater had a dank, dark atmosphere and there was a lot of noise throughout the film (air blower?) Not a good theater but for the neighborhood I’m sure it works. This theater is still up and running

moviebuff82 on January 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm

When Dolby Cinema opens at clifton commons it will give this theater a run for its money…

John Fink
John Fink on January 10, 2017 at 4:59 pm

I’m surprised this theater hasn’t been closed by the health inspectors and/or the free market. Empire Cinemas knows how to run theaters into the ground, they’re even too cheap to install an automated light system to switch on so you can find your seat (they usually thrown on the cleaning lights or don’t turn on the lights at all). Not to mention recliners that are broken/missing parts, poor presentation, and the fact they moved the old Columbia Park seats into the two larger houses (they’re not fully a recliner-plex). Empire Cinemas and AMC are just simply the worst – it really sucks for Clifton.

Commons is in a slightly better state of repair truth be told, but needs a full renovation immediately (the last show I attended had whole rows replaced with seating that didn’t match the rest of the auditorium – probably salvaged from an AMC that underwent a recliner conversion – plus they left the 3D polarizing filters in place for a 2D movie that was already dark and grainy by design – terrible company).

moviebuff82 on March 1, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Since AMC is installing recliners in theater #8 for clifton commons' amc dolby prime, this theater is in danger of being extinct.

moviebuff82 on April 26, 2017 at 6:34 pm

Reserved seating doesn’t need to be at this theater, it has suffered from wear and tear.

moviebuff82 on March 6, 2018 at 4:16 pm

It will be five years since empire took over from Clearview and according to emails I get from them it’s still open.

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