Woodbridge General Cinemas II

US Route 1 and St. George's Avenue,
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

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The Woodbridge General Cinemas II was located in the old Korvettes Shopping Center on Route 1 and St. George’s Avenue, (Route 35) in Woodbridge.

Originally opened as a 1,500 seat, single screen theater on April 3, 1968 as a Walter Reade theater. It was later acquired by General Cinema and converted to a twin theater, which it remained until it’s closing in the late-1980’s/early-1990’s.

Contributed by Jack Stachowicz

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shany94
shany94 on September 30, 2009 at 5:27 am

Remember seeing both “Batman” and “Nightmare on Elm Street 5” here on the same day in 1989 – was a nice theater, if a little tough to get to

markp
markp on September 30, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Number of seats for this theatre was 1500 as a single, and after twinning each theatre had 600.

markp
markp on March 21, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I actually remember working there when those 2 movies were playing.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 1, 2011 at 3:54 am

I bet “Rollercoaster” in sensuround was interesting in a multi-plex,markp.LOl.

markp
markp on June 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

True Mike Rogers. But I dont think there were that many around yet in 1977. LOL.

unclejay73
unclejay73 on April 24, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Saw a few films here: “The Hunt for Red October”, “Joe vs. the Volcano” and “Freejack” and then I believe it closed shortly after that in ‘92. I always talk about this theater, because this is where I saw the trailer for the 1990 version of “Captain America”, with the poster hanging in the lobby. As you know that film was never released in states theatrically.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 3, 2013 at 12:52 am

April 1st, 1968 grand opening ad uploaded.

markp
markp on July 8, 2016 at 12:05 am

A Blue Ale House Resturant is being built into the area near where the screen and stage house use to be.

walterk
walterk on October 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm

I’ve just uploaded a better copy of the opening night ad rivest266 added 3 years ago, this copy from the March 27th issue of the Middlesex County Leader-Press, the local weekly paper at the time.

I would also like to note the date for this theatre’s opening in the overview is off by 2 days, it opened on April 3rd, which was a Wednesday.

Paul
Paul on October 11, 2016 at 11:22 pm

I grew up in Woodbridge Twp. and remember this movie theater very well. Me and a buddy went to see “Predator” here in 1987; this was also where I realized that popcorn, soda, candy, etc., at movie theaters are outrageously expensive, something that still applies to this day. Anyway, thanks for this, and for the memories.

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