Strathmore CInema 4

1055 State Route 34,
Matawan, NJ 07747

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This was a small but comfortable twin cinema when it opened sometime in the early-1970’s and operated as a second-run theatre offering student discount prices for only $1.00. It is located next to a strip mall on Route 34. Both auditoriums were cut in half during the 1990’s.

It now shows first run films, and in recent years has been operated by Clearview Cinemas. In June 2013, it was taken over by Bow-Tie Cinemas when they took over most Clearview locations.

Contributed by Barry Monush

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MovieManBill
MovieManBill on September 18, 2008 at 6:46 am

When I moved to NJ in 1980, this theater was within walking distance of my house. I went to matinees every weekend. I fondly recall seeing “Raiders of the Lost Ark” dozens of times. This was in the day when a film would stay in the same theater for months, so I had the opportunity to see this great film over and over again. I also recall seeing “Grease” multiple times as well.
When I first went to the theater it was known as the Strathmore Twin. It was a 2 theater cinema with the lobby in the center of the building and a screen on either side of the building. It has since been split into a 4 screen theater. Each of the 2 rooms were split in half to create a quad cinema.

markp
markp on October 19, 2008 at 2:14 pm

This theatre was originally operated by the Nathan chain. When it opened in the early 70’s each auditorium seated 300. I would guess that each of the 4 now seat about 130 each. I remember my dad taking me here to visit the projectionists, and ended up seeing a Walt Disney double feature, “Snowball Express” and “Lady & the Tramp.” They had one print of each mounted on 6000 foot reels, and alternated shows between each theater. Those were great days.

NickyG
NickyG on June 1, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Saw “Altered States” (in a chemically induced altered state) around 1980…also Strathmore Bowling nearby.

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