Screening Zone

544 Bloomfield Avenue,
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Screening Zone

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The Whole Theatre was operating as a live theatre in the 1980’s. It began screening movies in the early-1990’s as The Screening Zone. It screened independent movies. It was closed in 2003 and has been converted into retail use.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 30, 2015 at 1:59 pm

A few listings in the performing arts section New York Magazine in 1987 give 544 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair as the address of a house called the Whole Theatre. A quick Googling reveals that a theater group called the Whole Theatre Company was founded at Montclair in 1971 by Olympia Dukakis and her husband, Louis Zorich. They ran the company until 1990. I haven’t been able to discover if the company occupied this building during its entire run as a live theater group, but it does seem likely that the house only became a movie theater sometime in the 1990s.

markp
markp on September 30, 2015 at 6:12 pm

One correction. It was a twin. I know this because I cleaned the screens here in the 90’s when it was open.

RHETT52
RHETT52 on March 28, 2016 at 5:12 am

Poor theater atmosphere, very uncomfortable.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 16, 2017 at 8:15 am

It was near Starbucks.

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