Movie City 8

1655 Oak Tree Road,
Edison, NJ 08820

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Movie City 8

Originally opened as Clearview’s Edison Cinema 8 on February 23, 1990, showing first run movies and equipped with digital sound.

In early-2006 it was taken over by Phoenix AdLabs Theatres, and by 2010 by Phoenix Big Cinemas. It was taken over by an independent operator in December 2013.

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Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 18, 2008 at 8:29 pm

Yes it is Fred. We did a lot to get the booth up-to-shape. Good place and good people working there.

markp on December 18, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Hey Meredith, a quick question. My fellow union brother worked here up till March 2004. He spent like 3 years working with the tech’s from NCS getting everything in working order when clearview kicked us to the curb. Just how bad was the booth? I remember it running smooth when he left.

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 19, 2008 at 6:29 pm

movie534, it was a mess! We had a list of problems for each and every theater. Anything from bulbs, bulb blowers, lamphouse vein switchs, relays, LEDs out of alignment, dust within sound pots, lack of oil, gears, it went on and on. Each house had 5 to 10 problems.

NCS was taken over by Strong. I had to quit a couple months ago. It was one job when all theaters were union. But, with almost all theaters run by kids, it was a joke. I had to hang it up and say, Bye-Bye! And most management thought it was great to just keep calling in the service guy.

There were three of us to handle all theaters, ALL THEATERS, in New Jersey and New York. I would return two or three times a day to some theaters. I worked six am until midnight and finally said, Adios.

Can you blame me?

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 19, 2008 at 6:38 pm

movie534, I absolutely love what I did, but I was pushed to where you could not think. It was like flying an airplane in a spiral dive. That is crazy. Well, I have read your messages, so you know exactly what I am talking about.

And the poor public had to put up with this money-saving. No professional showmanship and I say GOODBYE!!!

markp on January 24, 2014 at 1:19 pm

This theatre now for several weeks has not had any listings of showtimes in the Friday Star Ledger. Is it still open?

fred1 on January 24, 2014 at 3:15 pm

It is not listed on the theater’s website

DanKoz121 on July 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Theater is still open, changed to private ownership in December

Paul on October 11, 2016 at 6:49 pm

I grew up in nearby Iselin and was so excited when this opened as it was going to be the biggest movie theater closest to my house. I ended up seeing many, many movies here.

I remember going to see “Jurassic Park” here in 1993 and, for some reason or another, the movie wouldn’t play. They sent out this poor, young employee to tell a PACKED crowd that they could get their money pack or get credit or whatever. I felt SO bad for him.

I remember the cute receptionist at my job at the time talked me and my friend into going to see “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” here in 1995. We didn’t appreciate it so much at the time, but what an experience and memory it was.

Glad to see it still up and running.

rivest266 on August 28, 2017 at 6:32 am

This opened on February 23rd, 1990. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

rivest266 on August 29, 2017 at 2:43 pm

reopening as a Bollywood cinema

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