Quaker Bridge Cinema

150 Quaker Bridge Mall,
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

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1987 photo via Jason Andrew.

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Located in the Quaker Bridge Mall, this cinema opened February 6, 1977 and closed in the late-1990’s after the Hamilton 24 opened nearby. The theater has been coverted to more retail space.

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John Fink
John Fink on July 18, 2005 at 4:04 pm

This was an AMC Theatre.

pbubny
pbubny on January 19, 2006 at 10:50 am

Yes, it was, and probably typical of AMC’s early attempts—4 shoeboxes with tiny screens and blah decor. As I was attending college in Lawrenceville in the late ‘70s and early '80s, I made several trips there. There were nicer theatres in the immediate area, however. Will have to get myself to the Hamilton 24 or another more recent AMC build to see how they’ve progressed over the years.

amatin
amatin on October 7, 2008 at 11:51 am

I loved this theater. I saw a lot of movies here in my youth in the eighties: E.T., Tootsie, Outrageous Fortune, From the Hip, Psycho III, The Terminator, The Color of Money, Dick Tracy, Back to the Future, Fletch, Jaws 3-D, Flesh for Frankenstein. I know there were others. But that is all I can think of off the top of my head.

Spaceport arcade was located directly across the hall too. It also seemed like the vast majority of movies I saw there were in theaters 3 & 4 down the hall to the right. Maybe they were the biggest theaters. I can’t remember. I was so sad to see that this theater is now gone.

nathaniel240
nathaniel240 on November 21, 2009 at 9:15 am

I believe I remember seeing Dr. Detroit in one of these theaters around 1988. Is this reasonable since the film was issued in 1983?

azpuma68
azpuma68 on December 13, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Saw lots of movies here including Escape from NY, which we snuck into. Also Purple Rain.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm

This opened on February 6th, 1977. Grand opening ad posted here.

Kevanos
Kevanos on April 15, 2018 at 2:51 pm

I will always remember the time that the marquee sign outside the mall read:
Creature
Missing
On Golden Pond

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

1987 box office photo added via Jason Andrew.

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