Empire Cinemas Columbia Park 12

3125 Kennedy Boulevard,
North Bergen, NJ 07047

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John Fink  (www.johnfinkfilms.com)
John Fink (www.johnfinkfilms.com) on February 6, 2014 at 8:26 pm

I visited tonight – the escalators were out of commission (I admit I walked in a minute past showtime but by time the elevator took me upstairs I had missed a bit of the movie – apparently they show very little if any trailers). A fairly large screen with a Christie Solaria One running in the booth.

I doubt the theater is run by the UK-based Empire Cinemas despite adverting specials. The disturbing thing is when I mentioned the specials and the website the staff said “we don’t do discounts – that’s not our website”. Um kay.

The facilities were on the whole clean, although very empty. The hallway between the auditorium entrance and the theatre were pitch black apart from the exit lights – a little unnecessary. Overall that as well as the dishonest advertising including using another theater’s intellectual property rubs me the wrong way.

John Fink  (www.johnfinkfilms.com)
John Fink (www.johnfinkfilms.com) on January 20, 2014 at 11:00 am

It’s reopened as Empire Cinemas. Here’s the very very strange thing about this – the site is straight out of the Cinema Holdings template (look at the sites they run – like Allwood and Hudson Mall, exact same site) – but…. if you click on Empire Deals you’ll discover the same specials that Empire Cinemas of the UK is offering (exact same names, font, etc). Very strange. Could Empire Cinemas of the UK quietly entered the US market – – at a theater that’s been passed around from operator to operator (Regal, United Artist, Cinemark/Interstate, Starplex, Phoenix, Phoenix/Big Cinemas)?

http://www.columbiaparkcinemas.com/?p=content&id=Empire+Specials

rivest266
rivest266 on December 31, 2013 at 3:56 pm

looks like it has closed down. No showtimes anywhere.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on September 29, 2009 at 12:23 pm

This theatre has returned to playing first run, with a mix of mainstream and Indian fare.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 28, 2009 at 4:02 pm

now owned by big cinemas, an indian theater company. digital 3d is now at this theater.

John Fink  (www.johnfinkfilms.com)
John Fink (www.johnfinkfilms.com) on May 24, 2008 at 11:16 am

As of May 23 its under the Phoenix Theaters banner. For those of you keeping count this complex has been run by: Regal Cinemas, United Artists, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark (Interstate), Interstate, (lower half run by) Cinecorp USA, and now Phoenix. Unfortunately I still have passes and gift cards from Starplex – hopefully present management will still honor these, it’s not every week I get out to Texas just to see a movie.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 6, 2007 at 12:20 pm

I agree with you…the closest theater near where I live right now is the Clearview in Parsippany, where they might show a Bollywood film or two once in a while amongst a wave of blockbusters and indies. Other than that, I’m sad for those Bollywood fans missing on their favorite film on a big screen with surround sound and stadium seating, hopefully the new Xanadu might play some films of that type.

ajy111
ajy111 on July 6, 2007 at 12:03 pm

This is terrible news. It’s a real blow to variety in the multiplexes in the area. This place was the only place dedicated to Bollywood films and it’s a real shame that that was stopped. Bwood films are a ton of fun and worth the trek to see them.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 1, 2007 at 2:25 pm

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check this out….no more cheesy Indian flicks playing at this theater anymore!!! This theater will once again be like the old Columbia Park 12, but show the same movies as the old Loews theaters since this theater has stadium seating and will do better business than the Secaucus theaters until the mammoth 26-screen Xanadu opens next year.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 1, 2007 at 2:25 pm

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check this out….no more cheesy Indian flicks playing at this theater anymore!!! This theater will once again be like the old Columbia Park 12, but show the same movies as the old Loews theaters since this theater has stadium seating and will do better business than the Secaucus theaters until the mammoth 26-screen Xanadu opens next year.

John Fink  (www.johnfinkfilms.com)
John Fink (www.johnfinkfilms.com) on July 8, 2005 at 6:30 pm

We might wana consider changing this one to reflect its current status at 10-screens. Instead of displaying a movie title above the door Theatre 1 displayed “Do Not Enter” – when I asked an usher why they weren’t using the theatre his responce was “It had burned down” apparently it had sustained some fire damange, as did the theatre located directly above it #7.