Hudson Mall Cinemas 7

701 State Route 440,
Jersey City, NJ 07304

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Hudson Mall Cinemas 7

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Built around 1970, the Hudson Plaza had a grand foyer as well as about 1,500 seats in its large auditorium. In its role as a modern movie palace, the theater even contained a grand staircase. The design standards at the Hudson Plaza were quite high for the 1970’s, and in many ways it seemed more like an old style palace than a modern multiplex. It has since been divided and re-divided into seven screens losing all of its 1970’s-era opulence.

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PeterApruzzese
PeterApruzzese on July 7, 2006 at 5:36 pm

The theatre reopened tonight (three screens operating, the rest to follow over the next couple of weeks) as part of the Galaxy Theatre Corp.’s chain.

The new name is the HUDSON CINEMAS.

Kisneurotoxic
Kisneurotoxic on August 30, 2006 at 5:28 pm

Theater is now running full 7 screens…visit was very pleasant, 6 dollars all shows, staff was very nice, and the popcorn was nice and fresh.

rfd24
rfd24 on April 15, 2007 at 1:57 pm

Hudson Plaza Cinema was where I saw some of the best films of the 60s/70s when I was a kid growing up in the West Side section of Jersey City. I didn’t have too many freinds so I found great comfort as a kid cathcing the Bargain Matinee at the Hudson Plaza Cinema. Among the films I saw there—
“Yours, Mine, and Ours,” “The French Connection,” Woody Allen’s “Bananas,” “The Andromeda Strain,” “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?,” “The Great White Hope,” “The Godfather,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” and “Jaws.”

I still can recall the General Cinema Corporation’s little film intro which preceded each film.

I liked the theater best when it was a one-screen theater.

gerryrules73
gerryrules73 on February 15, 2008 at 7:55 pm

The theatre is now owned by Boston Culinary Group using CMCI as a booking service.

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 19, 2008 at 1:17 am

Sound is mono but projection is good. Mark, the operator, does his best to do a very good job. Nice employees also.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 14, 2009 at 7:48 pm

The Hudson Plaza Cinema opened on December 22, 1967, according to an item in Boxoffice Magazine’s issue of January 1, 1968. It was one of five new theaters opened across the country by General Cinema on the same day.

unclejay73
unclejay73 on April 24, 2012 at 10:41 am

Many fond memories here when this was a Twin Theater in the 70s and 80s. Among the films I saw “The Empire Strikes Back”, “Altered States”, “Clash of the Titans”, “Return of the Jedi”, “Gremlins”, “Enemy Mine”, “Aliens”, “Crocodile Dundee”, “Star Trek IV”, “Hot Shots”, “Ricochet” and “Beastmaster II”, few others. I haven’t been to this cinema in 20 years, I remember it being getting to be pretty grimey, have they cleaned it up?

fred1
fred1 on October 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm

This theater is closed once again. Bad booking and not getting the top movies did not generate enough revenue for this theater. Also BCG gave back the lease back to Nelson Page who owns http://bigscreenclassics.com

fred1
fred1 on October 8, 2012 at 8:49 am

WebMaster Please update this theater as closed.

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