Wayne Preakness Cinemas

1220 Hamburg Turnpike,
Wayne, NJ 07470

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I used to go to this theatre when I used to live in the Clifton area and hung out with my stepmom. Among the movies I saw at this theatre were kid stuff like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, “Bean”, and sci-fi stuff like “Star Trek: First Contact”. The theatre usually has some of the longest lines I ever saw. Today it still survives as a cinema despite competition from the AMC Loews Wayne Theatre and the much smaller Valleyview Cinemas. In June 2013, Bow-Tie Cinemas took over, when they took the Clearview locations.

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John Fink
John Fink on February 8, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Undergoing an upgrade with “leather” seats. Still has a no masking, so Coraline in 3-D had both ends of the screen with no image. Other than that it still seems to be successful – the lobby recently added a party room. the bathrooms finally got an upgrade and the concession stand appears to be enlarged.

Now they need to upgrade Kinnelon (or close it and start over).

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 8, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I never been to the one in Kinnelon, but my stepmom went there when she used to live in Pequannock. I’ve been right by there, and it’s like one of those strip mall theaters that are competiting with the big ones, e.g. the AMCs in Rockaway, Wayne, and Clifton Commons. As for the Allwood sixplex, they haven’t updated it since the two larger theaters got digital surround sound systems, it might be time for that theater to close since Clifton Commons is already profitable.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 16, 2010 at 8:48 am

another digital projector was installed in this theater.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 18, 2010 at 7:47 am

showtimes are not available to purchase online. Maybe it’s busy?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 18, 2010 at 10:06 am

showtimes are now back up online.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 14, 2010 at 3:29 pm

the parking lot near the theater might’ve been flooded.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 25, 2011 at 6:45 am

FROM THE ADDRESS, PLEASE REMOVE:

PREAKNESS SHOPPING CENTER

PLEASE ADD:

1220 HAMBURG TURNPIKE

AKA:

SKOURAS-WAYNE THEATRE

PEAKNESS 4

SEATS: 1,180

PHONE 973.694.4136

WEBSITE:

http://clearviewcinemas.com/

Opened in 1963 in the then Wayne Shopping Center, as a 900 seat single theater on a single level showing Dean Martin in “4 FOR TEXAS”.

Owners:

1963-1969 Skouras Theatres Corp. of Great Neck. N.Y.,they owned over 50 theatres in New Jersey and New York.

1975-1997 United Artists Theatre Circuit, Inc., they twined the place in the early 1980’s and later added 2 more screens. The seats came from the 34th Street Showplace in Manhattan. Seats, 265, 265, 350, 300.

1997 Clearview Cinemas Corp.

More info and photos are always welcome.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm

All screens now digital as of 2011.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 16, 2013 at 11:46 pm

This page of the May, 1964, issue of International Projectionist was devoted to the Wayne Theatre, and features four photographs (click the + sign in the toolbar at lower right of the page to enlarge.) The Wayne Theatre was designed by architect Drew Eberson.

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