AMC Loews Wayne 14

67 Willowbrook Boulevard,
Wayne, NJ 07470

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AMC Loews Wayne 14

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Opened December 5, 1982, this evolving multiplex first had six screens containing 3,900 seats. Later two more were added. It wasn’t until the mid-1990’s that eight new screens were added with rocking chairs, all the digital sound formats, incuding SDDS, and amenities like nachos, big TVs, and special advance screenings of popular movies.

Now it’s in a tight race between Wayne and Clifton Commons, with its stadium seating and THX sound. Above all else, the Loews Wayne is still one of my favorite theatres that I haven’t been to in a while.

Contributed by Justin Fencsak

Recent comments (view all 113 comments)

PeterApruzzese
PeterApruzzese on March 1, 2017 at 8:26 am

Grand opening was in 1982, not 1981.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on October 13, 2017 at 8:51 pm

“The theatre building will occupy approximately 50,000 square feet with two auditoriums of 800 seats each, two with 650 seats each and two with 500 seats each for a total seating capacity of 3,900.”

Wow, 6 screens pulling 3,900 seats! Been ages since six screens pulled more than about 1,200 seats.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on October 13, 2017 at 8:51 pm

What are screens #12 and #13 like here now?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2017/10/12-screen_luxury_movie_theater_coming_to_willowbrook.html#incart_river_mobile_home looks like competition is coming in a few years!!!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 17, 2018 at 3:33 pm

Amc is planning on renovating this theater soon as work is being done on the cinemark in willowbrook. Avengers Infinity War tickets are not on sale at this theater but in wayne preakness…I wonder why?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 24, 2018 at 4:03 pm

My correction, this movie is being played at this theater in regular and 3d. As for you Alpinedownhiller, both 13 and 12 have digital projection 4k and 3d along with upgraded lossless surround sound. Sony Dynamic Digital Sound is no longer in this theater. Sometime in the mid 90s it was upgraded to that format as Sony owned the theaters for a time. When AMC took over in 2006, they changed it over from SDDS to Dolby Digital as it was the norm for newer theatres. The seats haven’t changed since the 1997 renovation when the old seats from 1982 were replaced with the rocking seats that were standard with the Star chain that Loews acquired in the early 90s. One of the longest runs in this theater’s history was Rambo First Blood Part II, which opened on two of the then six screens. It was during that year that Coke would go on to buy Loews after it was spun off from said corporation through its Tri-Star division, which at the time involved HBO (for pay tv rights) and CBS (for video rights). Both HBO and CBS would move out of the venture, leaving Coke with half ownership of the public company before selling it to Sony for $3.4 billion in late 1989.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 11, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Theater is being renovated.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 15, 2018 at 2:40 pm

The loews theatres logos are removed and the amc sign is now on display. Construction is going well.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Several theaters have reopened with the amc signature recliners. I bet reserved seating is coming soon when all the other screens reopen just like what they did to east hanover last year.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 8, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Some theaters still have the surround sound signage next to each screen although SDDS is no longer at this theater and is being replaced by digital surround sound (Lossless).

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