Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas

339 River Road,
Edgewater, NJ 07020

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Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas

Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas opened on December 15, 2000. This 16 screen National Amusements cinema on the Hudson River contains all stadium seating, digital sound, and the “Movie Walk Cafe” which offers pizza, hot dogs, hand-cut fries, fried dough and ice cream. It’s recently been expanded on with a Nathans and a Sbarro Pizzeria.

Opening night features were “What Women Want”, “Emperor’s New Groove”, “Vertical Limit”, “Proof of Life”, “Dungeons and Dragons”, “102 Dalmations”, “The Grinch”, “Best in Show”, “Meet The Parents”, “Bounce”, and “Remember the Titans”. The opening of this cinema forced the Loews Showboat down the street to consider changing its booking format to show art films, however Loews closed the site before the end of the first quarter, 2001. The Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas are due to closed November 13, 2018.

Contributed by John J. Fink

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moviebuff82 on July 24, 2012 at 5:01 am


moviebuff82 on November 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Interstellar is playing in 35mm at this theater in addition to the X Plus Atmos digital version. X Plus was installed in one of the theaters a few years ago.

moviebuff82 on January 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Not too far from the theater a 7 alarm fire destroyed the Avalon complex last night.

John Fink
John Fink on April 3, 2015 at 8:08 pm

I noticed tonight Theater #8 has a 35MM projector installed along side a Sony 4K projector (platter, not reel to reel which essentially means archival prints will will not screen here). Theater #8 was one of the first in the state to feature digital projection, a few years before 3D became the driver that it was in the conversion of analog screens. (I don’t recall what system they had but National Amusements mostly standardized on Sony 4K when the circuit converted – I believe Barco supplies the tech for XPlus).

The presentation is still excellent across the board and Edgewater’s flagship XPlus auditorium has been reseated with recliners.

markp on April 4, 2015 at 2:20 pm

John, I think National left one or two houses equipped with 35mm, just in case. I worked for an independant who did the same thing when he converted. And at the Count Basie where I am projectionist, we have a christie digital and our 2 simplex reel to reel projectors. I made sure they didnt remove then.

moviebuff82 on August 29, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Not only that but the xplus has dolby atmos and reserved seating.

MarkNYLA on October 9, 2018 at 12:57 pm

The theatre will cease operations on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

fred1 on October 9, 2018 at 2:14 pm

The last Showcase in New Jersey.

optimist008 on October 12, 2018 at 5:04 pm

Heard they are building condos on the theater site. Not sure if their lease ended on it’s own or if the landlord bought out their lease…

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