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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heather72889
heather72889 on December 15, 2012 at 11:07 am

i heard there was a sinkhole in the middle of it which is why its shut down i would LOVE to see what it looks like inside…

markp
markp on December 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Yes heather, there is a sinkhole in the lobby in the area of the concession stand. Last time I was in there was in 2006.

amboycinemaslover
amboycinemaslover on January 12, 2013 at 11:28 am
  1. I’ve been in the building within the past month. There’s a minor sinkhole in the lobby that hasn’t changed much at all since it’s closing.
  2. The building is still packed with stuff (seats, screens, etc.) And the only major problem is vandalists that broke in.
  3. The building is NOT (repeat: NOT) condemned. There’s a padlock on the front door that maintnance still goes into regularly.
  4. There is an ultimate tribute blog that started up recently. You can find it by just looking up Amboy Cinemas Blog on google (It’s the only one).

Hope this helps!

sbrisita
sbrisita on January 22, 2013 at 10:08 am

So I’m very curious about the current plans, if any exist for the future of the cinema. I’m currently a historic preservation student in Philadelphia but I’ve lived in Perth Amboy my entire life and I can remember going to the theater all the time. Maybe there can be an effort to preserve this building before they decide to completely do away with it. Any thoughts?

jkonka
jkonka on April 23, 2013 at 4:07 am

Who owns this property?

Can anyone provide me with contact info?

I have an idea to revitalize this location for moviegoers.

Please post that information.

Thanks!

fred1
fred1 on April 23, 2013 at 7:53 am

If there not a way to contact at the property #,you can inquire at any comm.real estate company.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 2, 2013 at 1:31 pm

There was a full page article in the NY Times from December 13th, 1991. “Plants are wilted, floor is a bed of spilled popcorn” Admission $6.50, Medium popcorn $2.75

markp
markp on January 24, 2014 at 11:15 am

Drove by this place today on the way home from Red Bank. Interesting to see that someone is now vandalizing the roof top a/c units, just like what happened late in 2013 at the All Jersey Multiplex in Newark. You could also see numerous tire tracks in the snow in the unplowed parking lot. Copper must be paying a lot these days I guess.

sbrisita
sbrisita on July 15, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Recently I’ve seen a few service vans around the perimeter of the parking lot; I had hoped it was an attempt to maintain the site, but as I was searching I stumbled upon luxurypoint.com. I was in review of their site map and from the looks of it, the Amboy Multiplex Cinemas may not be here much longer. It is whited out of the map among the rest of the redevelopment and since regal cinemas is going to build a theater in the redevelopment area, it would seem that the multiplex would not be reused. Demolition seems to be inevitable.

That being said I would like to know if anyone would know of any way to take photos of the interior/exterior (with permission) or if anyone would happen to have more photos available. Also if I have my facts wrong please correct me. I truly do love this theater.

DanKoz121
DanKoz121 on July 24, 2014 at 11:52 am

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.

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