Movie City 8

1655 Oak Tree Road,
Edison, NJ 08820

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Paul
Paul on October 12, 2016 at 2:49 am

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.

DanKoz121
DanKoz121 on July 24, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Theater is still open, changed to private ownership in December

fred1
fred1 on January 24, 2014 at 11:15 pm

It is not listed on the theater’s website

markp
markp on January 24, 2014 at 9:19 pm

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

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 20, 2008 at 2:38 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!!!

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 20, 2008 at 2:29 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?

markp
markp on December 19, 2008 at 4:36 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 19, 2008 at 4:29 am

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

fred1
fred1 on October 2, 2008 at 12:22 pm

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

teecee
teecee on October 1, 2008 at 11:43 pm

website – appears to be affiliated with Parsippany Cinema 12:

http://www.moviecitynj.com/

markp
markp on October 1, 2008 at 4:01 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.

svega
svega on July 12, 2006 at 3:06 pm

The theater was recently purchased by an independent owner who plans on updating the interior slightly and running 2 screens of Bollywood films with six screens of popular release films.

joemasher
joemasher on July 13, 2005 at 10:28 pm

Originally opened as Movie City 6, then two screens added later. Clearview bought this and the Woodbridge Cinema 5 (now closed) from Howard Grant, who owns MegaMovies nearby. Expect to see this theatre close in the near future.