Morris County Mall Twin

235 Ridgedale Avenue,
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

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Morris County Mall Twin

This mall theatre may have been operated by General Cinema. It was located in the Morris County Mall (today the Cedar Knolls Plaza) in Cedar Knolls between Hanover & Morristown. The Cinema I & II was opened April 5, 1974 with John Phillip Law in “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad” & Pierre Richard in “The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe”.

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 24, 2007 at 7:50 am

The former cinema, which was located minutes off Route 10 Eastbound on the way down to Morristown in Cedar Knolls (not too far from where I work at Employment Horizons, my workshop), later became a strip mall with a Wal-Mart as well as other stores and restaurants. When did it open and close and how many seats did it hold in each auditorium, as well as the sound and picture formats?

SPOK
SPOK on September 2, 2007 at 4:12 pm

I remember this movie theater as it was co-located with the Morris County Mall. Although I saw several films here I can only immediately recall Monty Python’s LIFE OF BRIAN, PORKY’S, and the movie version of BEATLEMANIA. This movie theater also hosted late shows.

As with many smaller theaters, this movie was doomed by multiplexes such as the one that replaced the Morristown theater.

markp
markp on January 17, 2008 at 3:02 pm

I worked here briely as a projectionist in 1990, when things were already in a downslide. Had 2 screens, screen 1 was the bigger of the 2 theatres. Ran “teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” in the spring of 1990, which seemed to be the last harrah for this theatre.

misterrick
misterrick on October 15, 2008 at 12:34 pm

Hey movie534 I have a couple of questions, who was your theater manager and did Richie Harrington work there when you were the projectionist? I worked at Essex Green in West Orange from Sept ‘86 to Sept '87 and occassionally he got pawned off to us when our manager John Monsport or the assistant manager John Boyd weren’t available to work.

ianz
ianz on June 8, 2013 at 2:32 pm

The natural progression of things in this country is so damned sad.This was a wonderful theater and my favorite memory was in early 1984 (January maybe) and having the pleasure of seeing Terry Bedford’s crime/action film “Slayground” starring Peter Coyote,Mel Smith,Billie Whitelaw and the late Philip Sayer as The Shadowman.This was a twin theater and Lord knows this would never be acceptable these days with the 18 and 24 movieplexes and so forth.The worst thing is the fact that this General Cinema theater would eventually become what is the Wal-Mart store.Progress…I THINK NOT!!!

markp
markp on July 8, 2016 at 2:24 pm

misterrick, I did not know any of the projectionists from the union up there. I only did matinee shows when they couldn’t fill them. The manager when I worked there was a guy named Ralph Siroli, a quite weird little guy. I remember John Monsport from the 80’s. I do agree with ianz, it was a nice little theatre.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 24, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Did this theater have Dolby Stereo like the other big General Cinemas?

markp
markp on April 25, 2018 at 4:53 am

moviebuff82, when I worked there in the early 90’s this theatre had only mono sound in each theatre.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 25, 2018 at 7:50 pm

According to https://mobile.twitter.com/OldMovieAds/status/1000052215241785344/photo/2 this had dolby stereo .

rivest266
rivest266 on July 10, 2018 at 3:32 pm

This opened on April 5th, 1974. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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