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 1, 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 on April 22, 2009 at 5:20 am

Drove by today, and I can now offically say, that this no longer looks anything like a movie theatre. A classy building when it opened in 1964, that stayed that way, even after twinning, is now a mish-mosh of plaster, stone, windows, all jammed together. Its going to be a bunch of little resturants and shops. All I can say is it looks like crap.

markp on September 3, 2009 at 9:57 pm

On this date, Sept 3rd, 1977, this theatre would once again close after being open for 3 months, to be split in half by General Cinema. All of its beauty would forever be lost by the senseless twinning of this theatre. Of course today, one couldn’t even tell it ever was a theatre, with the Irish Pub and other small retail spaces that are now there. 1977 was a rough year for this building. First Walter Reade closed it, forgot to have the water shut off, it flooded, General Cinema opened it, closed it, twinned it, and re-opened it in Nov of that year.

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 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 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 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 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 on September 3, 2013 at 12:52 am

April 1st, 1968 grand opening ad uploaded.

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.

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