Movies at The Market Fair 10

3521 Route 1,
Princeton, NJ 08540

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amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on March 5, 2015 at 8:26 pm

uAtc07 when is the new AMC movies at the market fair 10 open I was thinking about drive to this new AMC movies at the market 10 once the new theater open

UATC08
UATC08 on March 5, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Markp I have no doubt AMC could do the renovations within the time frame. This real issue is West Windsor Township, they will drag the inspections out longer than really necessary. I was around for the renovations in 2002 when the theater converted to stadium seating. What should have been quick took much longer due to all the “red tape”. As much as I miss UA I can’t wait for the Mini AMC to open.

Coate my contact who worked at the theater during the 70mm days has since retired. From what I recall there was only one or two showings but he could not recall what played.

markp
markp on February 17, 2015 at 10:35 am

UATC08, I worked on the AMC conversion in Mountainside NJ from end of May to end of Aug 2014. 10 screens. They completely gutted and remodeled the entire place in that time, while keeping at least 4 screens open at all times. Im sure once AMC has their plans finalized, you will see this place redone in 2 to 3 months tops.

Coate
Coate on February 15, 2015 at 10:56 pm

UATC08… What movies ran here in a 70mm presentation?

UATC08
UATC08 on February 15, 2015 at 6:06 pm

The decision to end the lease was the landlords. Regal had planned on renovating and converting the theater to a dinner and movie format in 2015/2016. The mall decided to weigh its options and ended its lease as it found a new lessee (AMC) which was willing to pay more for the same space.

It’s unfortunate as there is currently a large gap in quality movie theaters in this region. Marketfair may have been dated but it was clean the seats were comfortable and staff knowledgeable. I already miss going here.

I recently visited Marketfair 2/14/15 and nothing has been done to gut the existing theater. Unless they preform some miracle. I don’t see this theater re-opening this year.

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on December 29, 2014 at 6:09 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.

RickB
RickB on December 23, 2014 at 12:16 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 NJ.com story here.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 2, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Opening date: July 17th, 1987.

realgone222
realgone222 on July 8, 2013 at 5:59 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.

UATC08
UATC08 on October 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm

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.

UATC08
UATC08 on October 14, 2008 at 10:22 pm

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
UATC08 on October 14, 2008 at 10:13 pm

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.

amatin
amatin on October 7, 2008 at 1:00 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.

JackS124
JackS124 on December 27, 2005 at 7:57 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.

teecee
teecee on June 19, 2005 at 4:46 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.