Allwood Cinemas 6

96 Market Street,
Clifton, NJ 07011

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Allwood Cinemas

Originally a big screen movie theatre, the Allwood Theatre was twinned on December 15, 1978. It 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 56 comments)

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.

rivest266 on July 13, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Became a twin on December 15th, 1978. no ad found.

rivest266 on July 24, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Six screens on November 24th, 1989. Another ad posted.

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