Sayrewoods Theatre

Route 9 South and Ernston Road,
Old Bridge, NJ 08857

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Sayrewoods Projection Room 1985

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This single-screen theatre was located in the Sayrewoods Shopping Center, on the sothbound side of Route 9 and Ernston Road, across from the also closed and demolished Madison Twin Cinema. Ran first run movies until 1972. Last regular movie was "The Poseidon Adventure". After this they ran "Deep Throat" for almost a year, followed by "The Devil in Miss Jones" for another year.

Beautiful large screen and comfortable seating. This theatre was also demolished for the expansion of Route 9 and Ernston Road highways in 1990.

Contributed by Mark Pusillo

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markp
markp on February 28, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Theatre was an adult XXX theatre from 1973 until its closing in 1990.

markp
markp on March 24, 2008 at 8:07 pm

I worked here as a projectionist from March of 1980 till April of 1989.

markp
markp on April 7, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Theatre was showing “Joe Hill” a paramount picture, in November of 1971. One of the last regular pictures to play here.

NickyG
NickyG on January 7, 2009 at 7:45 am

Recall as a kid making a prank call to the theater about their showing porn…the crusty smoke voiced woman who answered told me off with a few f-bombs….

markp
markp on April 21, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Many, many times, Marilyn Chambers would grace the giant screen. RIP Marilyn, you will be missed.

Spankees
Spankees on November 20, 2010 at 2:42 am

I remember there was a very small room downstairs near the snack bar with scattered chairs that showed and sold xxx video’s, a room where men went to be alone with a friend or be alone with Mr. Hand. Some small time porn stars and strippers would come in for an appearance there too for strip shows, it was never publicized as I remember. It was a very sleazy place though that was crawling with “givers” and few “takers”. Last I seen the place is a comedy club called Primetime.

markp
markp on March 21, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Joe, your thinking of the Cinema 9 theatre that was a ½ mile up the road from Sayrewoods. I worked there too, and I remember the old storage room that was converted. It had 15 seats. They called it a video lounge. You are right about that one being Primetime now. Sayrewoods was demolished and a country buffet sits in its place.

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