Cinema West

756 Bloomfield Avenue,
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

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kencmcintyre on December 20, 2008 at 2:52 pm

I guess you could consider the movies at Blockbuster being second run, but the function should be retail.

pbubny on October 29, 2006 at 7:30 am

Nice to see this house remembered with a listing in Cinema Treasures. Not a movie palace even by neighborhood theatre standards, but a well-run operation. I went there maybe half a dozen times in the mid-to late-1970s, and felt that the presentation (projection and sound, service, etc.) were on a par with many of the first-run venues that charged more per ticket. My last visit there was to see “Jaws” on its 1979 re-release; I had also seen it there around Christmastime in 1975, six months after the movie’s opening, and recalled that the theatre did the movie justice then. (The ‘79 “Jaws” showing also offered a rare opportunity to see a vintage Bugs Bunny cartoon on the big screen!) The theatre had closed by the time I began working in the area in 1983, and if I’m not mistaken the space that it had occupied went through several different tenants over the years.

joemasher on October 29, 2006 at 4:31 am

Now a Blockbuster Video in the center of one of the wings of the plaza. If you look at the rear of the complex you can tell which store was the theater.