Movies at The Market Fair 10

3521 Route 1,
Princeton, NJ 08540

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Movies at The Market Fair 10

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The theatre was opened on July 17, 1987. It was taken over by Regal Entertainment Group in 2000. All the auditoriums now have stadium seating and are ADA accessible. Tickets can be bought on-line through FANDANGO. All seats are ‘rockers’ and the arm rests all lift up to give more room. It was closed on December 18, 2014 to be refurbished and will be reopened by AMC.

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teecee on June 19, 2005 at 6:46 am

Opened in the late 1980s shortly after this one story mall opened. Immediately became strong competition for GC’s Mercer Mall and AMC’s Quaker Bridge Mall, both very close and both of which are now closed. The big selling point at the time of opening was stadium seating, which the others didn’t have. The opening of the AMC Hamilton 24 also attributed to the demise of these two mall theaters.

JackS124 on December 27, 2005 at 9:57 pm

The stadium seating at the UA MarketFair is a much later addition. Originally the theater had standard floor seating. A major renovation was done in the last 5 years to add stadium seating.

amatin on October 7, 2008 at 3:00 pm

This theater originally opened in the summer of 1987 shortly before the rest of the mall did. Robocop and Harlem Shuffle were two of the first movies that played. Also, the mall itself was not a success since it was so much smaller than the Quakerbridge Mall and lacked a good anchor store (ie: Macy’s). The movie theater was the main success (and quickly crushed the Lawrence Eric and the Eric Garden).

It was originally a 9-plex. Two big theaters (over 300), three medium sized theaters, and four smaller theaters (under 200). I am pretty sure that the four smaller theaters were mono and the others were Dolby Stereo. There were plans for a 70mm projector but that went to another theater instead. And Jack is right, it did not have stadium seating when it opened.

UATC08 on October 15, 2008 at 12:13 am

Actually the theater did have 70mm installed on a Century Projector for quite sometime.(Projector #2) They did have several showings of 70mm shows but this quickly fell off due to the lack of films/bookings available at the time.

Century projectors where replaced after the theater renovated in 2002-2003. Currently they have Strong projectors and Christie platters.

UATC08 on October 15, 2008 at 12:22 am

Prior to the renovation in 2002, Theater’s 1-9 had Dolby sound. While a few theaters 2,7,8,9 ran in SDDS. Theaters 1,3 and 4, 6 ran in DTS. Many of the theaters were updated through out the years so it difficult to say when they were exactly updated.

Today all 10 theaters are equipped with DTS,(or at least being updated to DTS) also theater 8 has the capability to run movies with Open Caption.

UATC08 on October 15, 2008 at 12:28 am

Regal plans to update all theaters to digital Projection in the future. This theater looks like its already preparing to be updated. As the screens in theaters 5,6 and 7 have been updated to Silver Screens making the picture much brighter. Recently I spoke to a manager who informed me that they are scheduled to have Christie Digital Projectors installed sometime in the future (April/March of 2009).

UA Movies at Market Fair is the theater to go to in the Princeton Area.

realgone222 on July 8, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Nice memories of taking some dates to see movies there. To be honest, once the AMC opened in Hamilton I haven’t gone back to this theater in the last 10 years.

rivest266 on September 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Opening date: July 17th, 1987.

RickB on December 23, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Theater closed December 18; will reopen as an AMC house after renovations, including conversion to stadium seating. The theater’s lease expired and was not renewed, but it’s unclear whether that was the operator’s decision or the landlord’s. Brief story here.

amcbayplaza13 on December 29, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Regal had to closed their Movies at the market fair Multiplex 10 . I thought they gonna fix it up but they didn’t renew their lease. Looks like AMC will reopen the Movies at the market fair 10 over after the renovation done by 2015.

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