Atco Multiplex Cinemas

178 White Horse Pike,
Atco, NJ 08004

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TomSienk
TomSienk on March 27, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Atco Drive In Theatre is an early memory in my 64yr life. I watched it being built in 1956. My late Dad owned a tavern called Sadler’s Tavern two doors down on the White Horse Pike in 1955- 1957. I vividly remember walking back to the observe the screen being constructed and My dad and mom bringing me and my two brothers to see Creature From The Black Lagoon. I played on the swings and monkey bars while waiting for the darkness to start the movie. In 1972 while stationed at Fort Dix I brought a date to the still functioning drive-in with two bottles of bones farm strawberry hill. I did not watch the movie.

Totally500
Totally500 on June 22, 2012 at 7:11 am

I used to go to that theater a lot saw lots of movies there i was crushed when it was closed. all the memories. now i go to AMC Marlton 8 in my town for seeing movies. Hope someday it will bring it back

Jersey_Mike
Jersey_Mike on October 4, 2011 at 6:46 am

When I drive by the site in July the multiplex has been completely demolished :–( When it opened I remember that having 14 screens at one theatre was just beyond belief.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Had the Atco survive into this decade, it would’ve gotten digital projection and 3d.

Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on September 28, 2009 at 2:17 pm

The foot print of the Atco drive-in is still behind the Multi-Plex. Saw it on google earth.

..Hey, I used to work @ Atco Raceway as a part time announcer. ..NITRO BURNING FUNNY CARS!

farlow
farlow on December 10, 2008 at 3:09 pm

Does anyone know why this was closed?

markp
markp on September 3, 2008 at 10:03 am

Another in a long list of Redstones old drive-in properties that will sit empty. In the past few years Atco, along with the Amboys and All-Jersey (former Newark Drive-in) have now closed, and as of this post, the latter 2 still sit vacant and boarded up.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 2, 2008 at 6:56 pm

I guess the ghost in #12 won’t have anyone to bother now:
http://www.ghosttraveller.com/NewJersey.htm

nerwall16
nerwall16 on September 2, 2008 at 4:56 pm

drove past today and its closed so guess it wasnt gossip

nerwall16
nerwall16 on August 30, 2008 at 8:41 pm

the guy who dropps my film prints to my theater said the same about atco closing, that would be a major blow. its the only mainstream cinema i frequent cause its quiet clean and the staff is very curdious as a theater manager myself i respect that more then anything

i saw many films back in the drive in days at atco from the late 80’s into the multiplex days starting with the addams family in 91

right now its all internet gossip but alot of memories there

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on August 30, 2008 at 6:01 pm

I have just read, over at this link: [url]http://cinematreasures.org/news/19561_0_1_0_C/[/url], that the Atco Multiplex Cinemas will close next week, along with sister theatres Showcase Lawrence 1-6 Cinemas and Circle Cinemas.

aelviswannabe78
aelviswannabe78 on April 19, 2008 at 3:30 pm

I remember being in the back seat of my parents car and seeing the drive-in. When you got to the bridge when 73 goes over 30 you were able to see the drive-in screen. Friday and Saturday nights you could have watch a movie for free less sound.

FeverDog
FeverDog on March 18, 2008 at 2:59 am

And, oh yeah, Newsies! Promo newspapers were handed out. That’s all I remember about this movie.

FeverDog
FeverDog on March 18, 2008 at 2:58 am

Remember seeing Eddie Murphy’s “Boomerang” here, and not being impressed. Also the Gladiator with James Marshall, and Home Alone 2. How’s that for ecleticism?

rave323
rave323 on November 12, 2007 at 10:41 pm

This is another ho-hum mulitplex built on the fomer Atco Drive Ine site. I remember seeing Star Trek 5 at the old drive in, then, it was soon closed. This theather is one of the hardest to get into, and there is really only one way to get into the parking lot. Then, the parking is in the rear of the building, so, you have a long walk to get in. Poorly designed, but, the only game in town.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 27, 2007 at 3:54 pm

Here is a photo of a former theater in Atco, identity unknown:
http://tinyurl.com/3bpb4j

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 9, 2007 at 7:32 pm

“Atco Racing! Atco Atco Atco! Sunday Sunday Sunday! Be there be there be there!” Anyone remember this hyperactive radio ad from the seventies?

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on October 9, 2007 at 11:05 am

This is on the site of the former Atco Drive-In.