Fox Theatre

429 US Highway 1 S,
Iselin, NJ 08830

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Fox Theatre - Route 1, Woodbridge, NJ

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National General operated this first run theatre in the Woodbridge area.

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markp
markp on January 11, 2008 at 2:21 am

The Fox Theatre was a single screen right up to the day it closed, Feb 2, 1979. Last picture to show was “Meteor” with Sean Connery. It was a shame to see this one go. Huge Cinemascope curved screen. My dad, Joe Pusillo, a projectionist for many area theatres took me here to see exclusive engagements of MAS*H and Deliverance. As a side note, the Levitz is going out of business.

markp
markp on March 8, 2008 at 7:42 pm

As of Feb 26, 2008 Levitz is out of business, only sad part of this is that the Fox Theatre only lasted ruffly 15 or so years, while Levitz lasted almost 30.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 8, 2008 at 9:32 pm

Levitz lasting longer than Fox suggests that people need furniture stores much more than they do cinemas.

markp
markp on March 8, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Very true Warren, but also a sad testament to our society that no one except the good people here on CT care about old movies and classic movie palaces.

markp
markp on April 20, 2008 at 5:41 pm

This theatre, a single screen its entire life seated 1700 people. In its final years, they showed XXX movies at midnight on Friday & Saturday and the money they made from that paid their expenses for the entire week. The sad thing was, those were the biggest crowds they had all week too.

BarryMonush
BarryMonush on March 2, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Movie534,
I’m certain that the date of closing you posted cannot be accurate, as I remember seeing THE ONION FIELD at this theater in August of 1979; also I remember METEOR being released in the fall of that year.
BarryM

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 3, 2009 at 12:55 am

The December 9, 1968, issue of Boxoffice Magazine listed the Fox Woodbridge as one of three new houses, all called the Fox, opened in the U.S. by NGC that month. The Fox Woodbridge opened on Tuesday, December 3. The Boxoffice item gave the seating capacity as 1350.

markp
markp on March 17, 2009 at 2:34 am

Barry M,
When you get to be as old as I am, and worked in more theatres than you could imagine, sometimes dates become a blur. You were right. The theatre closed on Feb 2, 1980. I looked back in my numerous logs and realized my mistake. Sorry.

Bruddy
Bruddy on August 12, 2010 at 3:10 am

I saw several films here, including Young Frankenstein, Hot Stuff and The Main Event. As a kid, the place seemed upscale to me compared to the Fords and Iselin Theaters I was used to going to.

markp
markp on March 14, 2011 at 4:26 am

Almost 31 years to the day it closed, a new furniture store has opened in its place, American Signature Furniture.

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