Woodbridge General Cinemas II

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

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Woodbridge Cinema

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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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markp
markp on June 15, 2011 at 8:44 am

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

unclejay73
unclejay73 on April 24, 2012 at 11:09 am

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 2, 2013 at 4:52 pm

April 1st, 1968 grand opening ad uploaded.

markp
markp on July 7, 2016 at 4:05 pm

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 8:06 am

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 3:22 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.

markp
markp on June 10, 2017 at 11:36 am

40 years ago today this theatre reopened as a General Cinema with Rollercoaster in sensurround. It had closed in early January 1977 as a Walter Reade Theatre. I remember putting the titles up on the marquee early in the morning as our marquee letters had just arrived the day before.

The_Batman_Professor
The_Batman_Professor on June 20, 2017 at 12:22 am

First film I saw at this theater was GREMLINS, in which I was mildly disappointed. Just like Paul, I saw PREDATOR here on opening weekend.

The_Batman_Professor
The_Batman_Professor on June 20, 2017 at 12:22 am

First film I saw at this theater was GREMLINS, in which I was mildly disappointed. Just like Paul, I saw PREDATOR here on opening weekend.

markp
markp on June 20, 2017 at 2:13 am

I ran both of those movies there.

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