Amboy Multiplex Cinemas

US Highway 9 & State Route 35,
Sayreville, NJ 08872

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Amboy Multiplex Cinemas

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Located just off the Garden State Parkway as you go off the Driscoll Bridge, this theatre has been entertaining audiences in central Jersey since 1979. A sister theatre, Hazlet Multiplex Cinemas, shares the same design (I think) as this theatre.

As of 6/3/05, it is temporarily closed for a sinking ceiling, so most moviegoers would go to Hazlet. Other than that, this I think is a popular theatre.

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Recent comments (view all 97 comments)

DanKoz121 on July 24, 2014 at 10:52 pm

It makes me sad to see that the location is going to be demo’d. I have a lot of memories of that theater from when I was growing up and always wished I had the funding to try to reopen it.

Bobbysox on September 15, 2014 at 12:47 am

I remember seeing Saving Private Ryan at Amboy Cinema. February 1999.

amcbayplaza13 on September 15, 2014 at 3:50 am

I hate to see this theater is gonna be demolish I should let the AMC brought this theater in 5 years but no my family make me move back to NYC to watch the Amboy Multiplex Cinemas to demolish .I remember my grandma to take me and my girlfriend to this theater to see mouse hunt 1997 bring back memberies and when I turned 15 I stopped by this theater to take pictures of the theater and I drew a picture of this theaters

amcbayplaza13 on September 15, 2014 at 4:03 am

Since the new Regal Amboy 14 open in 2015 I still gonna remember Amboy Multiplex I really gonna miss this theater

misterrick on September 15, 2015 at 5:06 am

@jkonka to answer your question according to the Borough of Sayerville Tax Collector’s online records the property in question continues to be owned by National Amusements out of Dedham, MA. They are also the majority owner of cable network operator Viacom and U.S. radio and television broadcaster CBS Corporation.

Interestingly, even though the theater has been closed for quite sometime and the property seemingly abandoned they are still on the hook for property taxes which currently is $139,410.00 per year which means that for the past 10 years they have spent approximately $1,394,100.00 in property taxes for a dead business.

optimist008 on September 15, 2015 at 1:49 pm

So, the ceiling caved in and they decided to totally abandon this theater??? Or maybe was the coming of Regal nearby more of what influenced their decision to not re open??? They own the property so why not re open the theater until Regal opens up instead of earning no money and paying real estate taxes??? Same situation with the Whitestone, Bronx location. Vacant for three years and the planned outlet mall is still not open…but supposedly the NYC Health Dept clsoed them down to due rodent infestation during one of the last major storms that pushed rats inside from the creek behind the theater..

optimist008 on September 16, 2015 at 1:07 am

P.S- Although they still pay full property taxes, maybe there is another tax deduction for vacant commercial property???

sbarber051 on October 2, 2015 at 12:00 am

If anyone knows how I can get in touch with the owners of this property please send me an email at thank you

markp on October 2, 2015 at 1:19 pm

I havent been by it in a few months, but there is a For Sale sign on the marquees. I have said many times this is the perfect sight for a 4 screen drive in.

markp on October 2, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Just to clarify, it was a collapsed floor in the lobby, not a ceiling. And there was no planned theatre nearby in 2005 when this happened.

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