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 107 comments)

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 23, 2014 at 2:49 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
moviebuff82 on November 22, 2016 at 1:33 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
theatrefan on December 2, 2016 at 3:31 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
moviebuff82 on January 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm

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
moviebuff82 on February 9, 2017 at 6:18 am

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

rivest266
rivest266 on March 1, 2017 at 1:27 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
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!!!

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