Warner Quad

190 East Ridgewood Avenue,
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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MaxAndDave
MaxAndDave on August 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I remember seeing “Goldfinger” there too! But it was in a double-feature with “Dr. No,” so it was probably a second release. They used to do that in the days before DVDs.

pschultze
pschultze on August 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Saw my first Bond film (“Goldfinger”) at the Warner just after I turned 13. Many of the biblical epics of the late 50s/early 60s showed there, so there’s a good chance that “Ben-Hur” was one of them.

MaxAndDave
MaxAndDave on September 20, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Yeah, it’s amazing how many movies I remember seeing there! So simple on the outside; so opulant on the inside.

powerguy
powerguy on September 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I grew up in Ridgewood and have fond memories of the Warner and its grand marquee with yellow and white chaser lights. The YMCA would take a group of kids there on Saturday mornings to see cartoons. Lots of fun for 50 cents. Also saw many movies there on its big screen. There was only one screen then. The theater had a balcony too. I remember seeing “The High and Mighty” and “Spencer’s Mountain”, two movies I still recall in detail. Good memories. Glad to see that it’s still open.

MaxAndDave
MaxAndDave on January 11, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I have memories of the Warner going back to at least 1964! It was really a beautiful theater at one time. Does anyone know what happened to the clock in the auditorium that advertised the hardware store across the street? I’d pay some real money for that!

RJT70mm
RJT70mm on April 20, 2009 at 10:17 am

Did this theatre roadshow “Ben Hur” in 1960?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 22, 2008 at 10:00 am

recently installed with dlp for the release of bolt.

Kisneurotoxic
Kisneurotoxic on April 14, 2008 at 8:01 pm

With the exception of the garden state 16 I can say the Warner Quad is one of the top theaters in the area. The management takes a lot of pride in keeping this place top notch. If your in the area check this place out, some of the elements of its past still exist.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 27, 2008 at 1:52 pm

The opening date in the introduction is incorrect. According to reportage in Box Office Magazine at the time, the Warner Theatre had its grand opening on June 15th, 1932, with WB’s “The Dark Horse” (starring Warren William). Stage ceremonies were emceed by Jack Haley, who brought along Mitzi Green, Bert Wheeler, and Polly Walters to entertain. After the show, the lobby was cleared for dancing, with music provided by bands from local chapters of the American Legion and the Elks' Club.

movieguy
movieguy on December 18, 2007 at 8:49 pm

I just went to see I Am Legend, good film but not as good as I expected it to be.

The new leather seats were comfortable.The size of the “theatre” downstairs is not bad, screen size is decent.

Even the upstairs theatre is not a bad space.

Some of the elements that existed when the Warner was a single screen are still intact today.

I would say it is Clearview’s best cinema in Northern NJ.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 4, 2007 at 1:51 pm

This theater was renovated as of the week after Thanksgiving. Luxurious seats and digital sound were added to each screen.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 30, 2007 at 9:12 am

Your welcome. I hope that you have a great holiday too.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on November 30, 2007 at 8:18 am

Thanks. That is great stuff. Happy holidays.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 30, 2007 at 7:40 am

I don’t know why the link doesn’t work. Maybe the library website is having problems.

Here are two pages of photos of the Warner Quad. Enjoy these photos for now.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on November 29, 2007 at 8:35 pm

No, that link does not work either.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 13, 2007 at 7:04 pm

This might be the same link that Bryan posted in 2004. That link no longer works.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 23, 2006 at 8:42 am

This is a modern b/w photo of the Warner theater.

JeffS
JeffS on May 8, 2006 at 3:35 pm

That doesn’t make it any more palatable to see what they did to it. I remember it in it’s glory as a single screen house. Now it’s just the same-old-same-old black box screening room like any other ‘theater’ in the area. No class, nothig to set it apart from the rest. Even the outside has been destroyed.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on May 8, 2006 at 3:30 pm

If theater was not turned into a Quad it would be a closed theater/.

carolgrau
carolgrau on May 8, 2006 at 2:22 pm

Thank God Cineplex Odeon got the hell out or they might have tried an 8 plex just to piss off the public, and wonder why the hell they were losing business. Ill never forget when I was still in Pittsburgh,Pa. I cant remember the name of the theatre, but good old Cinnemete corp. wanted to make a 5 PLEX OUT OF A 3 PLEX, and while the afternoon matinee was going on the idiots were knocking out the walls for exit doors. Then they raised hell because the patrons wanted thier money back. They just could not grasp why.
Norelco

carolgrau
carolgrau on May 8, 2006 at 2:20 pm

Thank God Cineplex Odeon got the hell out or they might have tried an 8 plex just to piss off the public, and wonder why the hell they were losing business. Ill never forget when I was still in Pittsburgh,Pa. I cant remember the name of the theatre, but good old Cinnemete corp. wanted to make a 5 PLEX OUT OF A 3 PLEX, and while the afternoon matinee was going on the idiots were knocking out the walls for exit doors. Then they raised hell because the patrons wanted thier money back. They just could not grasp why.
Norelco