Allwood Cinemas 6

96 Market Street,
Clifton, NJ 07011

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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.

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 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.

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 January 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm

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

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 May 17, 2015 at 10:32 am

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

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.

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.

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.

moviebuff82 on December 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm

they even have a facebook page too. All screens now digital, both picture and sound, though there’s no 3d projection.

moviebuff82 on June 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Theater now open as of Friday.

moviebuff82 on May 21, 2013 at 11:18 am

What is the name of the operator come June 9th…

John Fink
John Fink on May 21, 2013 at 9:55 am

Good news is they’ve signed a lease with a new operator! (Unnamed but they operate several theaters throughout the country….I have a guess….)

moviebuff82 on May 6, 2013 at 4:58 pm

On May 19th 2013 this theater will shut down due to Clearviews sale to Bowtie. After that only clifton commons is left.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm



This is the name Clearview Cinemas has listed for the cinema.


96 Market

This is the correct address and it maps better.















Allwood Cinema 6:

moviebuff82 on December 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm

The largest screen at this theater is straight down the entrace.

moviebuff82 on May 10, 2011 at 1:38 pm

50 seats is quite small….how many seats for each auditorium?

BobFurmanek on May 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Somehow selling out a 50 seat theater is NOT that impressive! The Allwood was a nice single screen neighborhood house, but since then?

moviebuff82 on May 10, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I agree. Plus the audience stayed after the main credits for the surprise ending. Advance tickets on sale for Hangover Part II.

shany94 on May 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Ah, that would do it, Justin. Nice little theater, though – not too many neighborhood cinemas like it left these days

moviebuff82 on May 4, 2011 at 4:22 am

I think it was because of Free Movie Tuesday yesterday, shanahan.

shany94 on May 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Place was packed for a matinee showing of “Fast Five” yesterday, and parking was a bit tough to find – on a Tuesday afternoon in early May, no less. The seven o'clock showing was sold out. A different movie-going experience from the AMC Clifton Commons, that’s for sure.

moviebuff82 on January 16, 2011 at 7:10 am

$1.75 was uncommon. Harvey, was the projector that showed Dr. Zhivago 70mm or 35mm? Given the size of the theater, it was quite small for a single screen venue compared with the Fabian and the Strand.

dbfhagu0 on January 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Yes, Bob, I would I agree. I, too, used to love the original theater and miss the neighborhood intimacy.

Justin, thanks for the update about the theater. In all honesty, I don’t live in New Jersey anymore, so I enjoy hearing about the Allwood Theater.

We ushers used to cut-up and fool around in the back, when no one was looking. I used to love that area in the back, the buffer between the seats and the exit doors to the parking lot.

The ushers used to get stuck with a lot of odd jobs. We liked lugging the film cannisters upstairs to the projection room because we could spend time with Augie and Gene, the projectionists, who taught us things. We hated emptying the spill tank from the soda machine because it was heavy and tended to slosh on the way to the mens room. One of us, didn’t make it.

The longest running movie from those days was Dr. Zhivago, which we had for three consecutive weeks. The theater charged $1.75, an unheard of price in those days, when weeknight admission was $1.00; weekends, $1.25.