Red Bank Art Theatre

36 White Street,
Red Bank, NJ 07701

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Red Bank Art Theatre

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Opened March 31, 1971 as a single screen named Cinema III. Operated by Music Makers Theaters it was a conversion of a former hardware store. It became a twin and the Red Bank Art Theatre is an important art house in the area. As a Music Makers theatre it became a Loews theatre and was eventually acquired by Clearview Cinemas. Operation changed in June 2013 from Clearview to Bow-Tie Cinemas when they took most Clearview locations.

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markp
markp on April 7, 2008 at 9:09 pm

Very small twin that a few years ago needed some spruceing up. Seems to have been carved out of what would have been an old store or warehouse. Nothing special.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 1, 2011 at 4:10 am

Here is Clearview’s web page for the Red Bank Art Cinemas.

The October 9, 1912, issue of The American Architect carried a notice about a theater that was to be built on White Street. The $20,000 project was being designed by the local firm J.C. & G.A. Delatush. White Street is only two blocks long. I wonder if this 1912 project, assuming it was carried out, is the house that became the Red Bank Art Cinemas?

John Fink
John Fink on May 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm

This was I believe owned by Music Makers (who built crappy looking theaters in the 70’s/80’s) – then became Loews / Sony Theaters (it was one of its few art houses, along with the Community Theatre in Fairfield CT) and eventually it was sold to Clearview Cinemas. If an art release became popular or warranted an extra week in those days, Monmouth Mall was its “move over” theatre.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 28, 2016 at 9:06 am

This opened as Cinema III (one screen) on March 31st, 1971. Grand opening ad in photo section.

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