Allwood Cinemas 6

96 Market Street,
Clifton, NJ 07011

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fred1
fred1 on August 6, 2014 at 12:27 pm

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 11:20 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
RHETT52 on December 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm

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
moviebuff82 on December 16, 2013 at 7:44 pm

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

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Theater now open as of Friday. Allwoodcinemas.com.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

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

John Fink
John Fink on May 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

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….)

http://www.northjersey.com/news/207739821_Clifton_s_Allwood_theater_has_been_sold_and_will_remain_open.html?c=y&page=1

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 6, 2013 at 7:58 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 6:18 pm

PLEASE CHANGE NAME TO:

ALLWOOD CINEMA 6

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

PLEASE CHANGE THE ADDRESS TO:

96 Market

This is the correct address and it maps better.

PREVIOUS NAME:

ALLWOOD SIXPLEX

POSTAL CODE:

07011

BOX OFFICE PHONE:

973.778.9747

ARCHITECTS:

SIDNEY SCHENKER, RENOVATIONS ARCHITECT JOHANNES HOFFMAN

PREVIOUS CHAINS:

CONSOLIDATED THEATERS, INC.

FABIAN THEATRES INC.

HARRY HECHT

NELSON-FERMAN THEATRES

WEBSITE:

Allwood Cinema 6:http://www.clearviewcinemas.com/location.asp?site=house=335

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 4, 2011 at 8:52 pm

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

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 10, 2011 at 4:38 pm

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

BobFurmanek
BobFurmanek on May 10, 2011 at 4:35 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
moviebuff82 on May 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm

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

shany94
shany94 on May 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm

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

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 4, 2011 at 7:22 am

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

shany94
shany94 on May 4, 2011 at 1:41 am

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
moviebuff82 on January 16, 2011 at 10:10 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
dbfhagu0 on January 11, 2011 at 5:33 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.

BobFurmanek
BobFurmanek on January 11, 2011 at 4:47 pm

To me, it lost all it’s charm when it was cut up. I live less than a mile away and used to go quite often when it was a single. Since the dividing, I’ve gone once!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I agree Harvey. Seniors still come to this theater more often than in Clifton Commons because of the location and the prices. And thanks to parent company Cablevision’s Free Movie Tuesdays as well as those who use an Optimum Rewards card to save money on buying tickets, this theater will thrive despite being one of the smallest multiplexes I’ve been to in my life.

dbfhagu0
dbfhagu0 on January 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I used to work at the Allwood Theater. I was an usher from January, 1966 through June, 1967, with so many magical memories and a lifetime of special moments. The theater had one screen in those days and always a local audience, all the regulars, many of them chose the same seat movie after movie. One man always sat one seat in in the very first row, even if rest of the theater was empty.

I grew up in Allwood (the corner of Allwood Road and Orchard Drive). The Allwood Theater will always remain a part of my life.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 20, 2010 at 5:32 pm

3D projection now at this theater on one screen.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 24, 2010 at 5:46 pm

when it first opened, did this theater have 70mm projection ala cinemascope? And what movie had the longest run at this theater?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 30, 2010 at 6:25 pm

looks like edge of darkness is the first movie to be shown in digital projection at this theater. What theater has the digital projection?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 24, 2009 at 6:57 pm

any word on when digital projection comes to this theater?