Westfield Cinema

141 Central Avenue,
Westfield, NJ 07090

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rrettino
rrettino on April 22, 2014 at 2:59 pm

I worked here on and off from 1975 through the early 80’s. It was originally owned by a true southern gentleman named Andrew Sullivan who had previously worked(as I also will many years later)for MGM. Heard countless-though entertaining-stories about every actor and actress he came across while working there. The Westfield Cinema very successfully ran primarily art product until about 1977 when Andy wanted to compete with the “big boys” and run commercial product. It worked for a while because he played almost all Warner Bros product. However, the theatres in the neighboring towns started to expand and gobble up all the good pictures and the cinema was left with the leftovers. The theatre closed for awhile in 1979 when Mr. Sullivan went bankrupt but reopened shortly after with a new owner. As a footnote the theatre was a single screen until January 1978 when a second screen was built in the vacant storefront adjacent to the original.

dbrower
dbrower on January 30, 2014 at 5:07 am

Picture/address given are wrong; it was at 141 Central, in what is now a Smith-Barney office. Awful place, but it got the interesting things the Rialto wouldn’t. Only thing I recall seeing there was “Hair”, 1979

markp
markp on January 25, 2014 at 7:18 pm

I know it was open until at least Feb 1992 when I went with a long time friend to see a movie here before she moved out of state.

ALLANF
ALLANF on January 25, 2014 at 5:19 am

I saw Pipi in the South Seas Valley Girl and Yentl here

shany94
shany94 on May 8, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Pretty sure I saw “Battlestar Galactica” and “Throw Momma from the Train” here