DeMarco Cinemas

40 West Landis Avenue,
Vineland, NJ 08360

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The Vineland Cinema opened August 17, 1966, and served the Vineland, NJ area well for many years. It was twinned July 3, 1974, tripled in December 1978 and became a quad in 1987. It became so popular that the Landis Theatre closed in 1987 due to declining attendance because of the Vineland Cinemas.

During its lifetime, it screened such films as “Aliens”(1986), “The Color Purple”(1985), “Jaws”(1975;Record-breaking run), “Titanic”(1997), “Spiderman”(2001), Eddie Murphey’s “Raw”(1987), “Falling Down”(1987), “The Termimator” and “Terminator Two”(1984 and 1991). It was closed in 1999.

It reopened in 2000 as the USA Grandslam Cinema on May 3, 2000 which closed in early-2001. It reopened as the DeMarco Cinemas on December 18, 2001. However, due to the opening of the Regal Cumberland Mall 14 multiplex in 1998, its profits began to be eaten away at, and it closed around April 2007 with “The Hills Have Eyes Part 2”.

Contributed by Steve Frenca

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 23, 2010 at 5:40 pm

I think it is safe to say"JAWS" broke records everywhere,Steve.

Coate
Coate on July 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Was this the Budco Vineland Twin during the 1970s? I ask because I notice the intro mentions a record run of “Jaws,” yet in my JAWS retrospective article I cite the Vineland booking as being at a “Vineland Twin” rather than a “Demarco Cinemas.” Is Demarco a later name, or is this a different theater?

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 24, 2010 at 5:14 pm

PLEASE CHANGE NAME TO:

DE MARCO 4

AKA:

VINELAND

VINELAND 4

Open Late 1970’s-2008?

Late 1970’s opens as a twin by Budco Quility Theaters Inc.?

Early 1980’s 3 screens?

1986 taken over by American Multi-Cinemas (AMC)?

By 2001 renamed De Marco Cinemas

Anyone have more info or photos?

jwheckert
jwheckert on November 7, 2012 at 8:04 pm

The theater still stands. I visited just after the big storm that hit vineland in the summer of 2012. “The hills have eyes” still in the poster box outside. The last film too play. Someone maintains it.They brought part of the sign in from the storm and it looks likes some work was actively being done in the lobby.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 7, 2012 at 11:05 pm

A picture of the closed Demarco Cinemas can be seen here and one of its shopping center signage can be seen here.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 30, 2017 at 3:36 pm

This opened with one screen on August 17th, 1966. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

Found on Newspapers.com

rivest266
rivest266 on May 2, 2017 at 2:21 pm

2 screens on July 3rd, 1974, 3 screens on December 22nd, 1978, 4 screens in 1987. Closed in 1999 and reopened as USA Grandslam Cinema on May 3rd, 2000 and closed in early 2001. Reopened again as DeMarco Cinemas on December 18th, 2001

1974, 2000 and 2001 grand opening ads in the photo section

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