Movie City 8

1655 Oak Tree Road,
Edison, NJ 08820

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Movie City 8

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Originally opened as Clearview’s Edison Cinema 8 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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markp
markp on October 1, 2008 at 12:01 pm

The above heading should be updated. It now goes under the name of Movie City 8 and is now independently owned. Clearview gave this up over 3 years ago. Also, the main fare now is mostly Indian Movies.

teecee
teecee on October 1, 2008 at 7:43 pm

website – appears to be affiliated with Parsippany Cinema 12:

http://www.moviecitynj.com/

fred1
fred1 on October 2, 2008 at 8:22 am

I think this theater Is being booked by phoenix theaters with its parnership with Adlabs. This is their website http://www.phoenixtheatres.com/

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 19, 2008 at 2:29 am

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

markp
markp on December 19, 2008 at 2:36 am

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 20, 2008 at 12:29 am

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 20, 2008 at 12:38 am

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
markp on January 24, 2014 at 7:19 pm

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

fred1
fred1 on January 24, 2014 at 9:15 pm

It is not listed on the theater’s website

DanKoz121
DanKoz121 on July 24, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Theater is still open, changed to private ownership in December

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