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 104 comments)

moviebuff82 on January 10, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Last month, the theater turned 30 without any fanfare. In recent years, this theater has shown a lot of Indian and foreign films to cater the rapidly growing audience who crave them the most. Maybe in the next 30 or so years it should need an upgrade like other Loews/Sony houses.

RHETT52 on December 27, 2013 at 5:09 pm

First movie I saw there “48 Hours” in 82 when the theater opened. Been going there for 30 years, can’t say it’s a good experience however. Theater run by people with no feel for a “movie theater experience”, the theaters are now dank and depressing and theaters 5-8 are the WORST. But it seems every time I go there I get one of those theaters which is why I patron other theaters and not this one so much.

Jef on December 27, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I used to go to this theater all the time. I even worked at their snack bar in the mid ‘80s. Flooding was an issue even back then. I remember swimming across a flooded parking lot to see “Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom”. No joke. Anyone who worked at Loews is welcome to join our facebook group. Please click on

moviebuff82 on June 23, 2014 at 10:49 pm

And that was more than 30 years ago, back when the theater had six screens and two of them showed 70mm projection and six track Dolby Stereo.

moviebuff82 on November 22, 2016 at 9:33 pm

They need to renovate this theater after they’re done with East Hanover. The last time they did it was based on the 90s star design which Loews/ Sony did after they acquired Star Theaters in the early 90s.

theatrefan on December 2, 2016 at 11:31 am

Original announcement from Boxoffice Magazine January 1981-

Bernard Myerson, president of Loews Theatres, announced today that Loews plans to construct a six-theatre complex in Wayne opposite the Willowbrook Mall.

The complex will be on an eleven acre plot on Route 23 at Willowbrook Boulevard.

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.

Acres of parking will be provided and the theatre will feature 70mm and Dolby Stereo.

Plans call for a huge lobby with a giant circular refreshment center designed to eliminate lines at the popcorn stand.

moviebuff82 on January 11, 2017 at 12:28 am

Great article. It took more than a year to build and open the complex. When it opened it was the largest theater in Wayne, NJ and the busiest. It’s now a popular place to catch leftover movies as well as Indian movies.

moviebuff82 on February 9, 2017 at 2:18 pm

This theater will be renovated in time for a summer reopening. A Dolby Cinema at AMC screen will be there.

rivest266 on March 1, 2017 at 9:27 am

This opened on the December 5th, 1981 with a open house and regular showings on December 8th. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

PeterApruzzese on March 1, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Grand opening was in 1982, not 1981.

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