Pascack Theatre

182 Center Avenue,
Westwood, NJ 07675

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A little gem just off the main drag in Westwood, New Jersey. Unfortunately, the beauty of the theatre is hidden behind the walls of this sixplex. Originally the Pascack Theatre was 1,275 seats including the balcony. Operated by the Skouras Theaters Corp. chain in the 1940’s, United Artists turned it into a quad in the early-1980’s.

The theatre was subsequently sold and now has six screens, two in the original orchestra, two in the balcony, and two on the original stage. The Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ was removed in 1997 and relocated to the Brook Theatre in Bound Brook, New Jersey.

Contributed by George Andersen

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 6, 2007 at 12:26 pm

This is a recent photo of the Pascack Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 28, 2008 at 9:11 am

Moviefone gives the address as:

182 Center Avenue
Westwood, NJ 07675

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on August 3, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Saw this theatre on Sunday as I got off the train for a family function. The rear of the auditorium is very visible as there’s a parking lot behind it. Doesn’t seem big enough for 1000 seats, though. I went to the front and just like above link for the drawing, it’s spot on. Not too plain, not too over-the-top (that is, in reality, not the picture).

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on March 17, 2010 at 11:52 pm

An article about this theater with two pictures:
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buymovieposters
buymovieposters on August 2, 2010 at 10:30 pm

i own an original one sheet from hitchcock’s vertigo taken from the pascack theatre. at the top of the poster in the white border handwritten it notes in red paint “pascack wed-sat.” does anyone know if back in the 50’s movies were released on fridays as they are today? reason i ask is why wouldn’t the movies also be shown on mon. and tues? sunday? were there any theaters open at all on sundays?

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 2, 2010 at 11:03 pm

I recall that growing up in Cleveland, that many neighborhood theaters ran films (especially those that typically ran double features) on a Sunday-Monday-Tuesday and then changed features for Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday; there was a lead-in insert sequence in front of the previews that would indicate which sequence of days a particular set of films would be running. If a film did well, it would be “held over” with this fact appearing in the newspaper ads and with a banner over the posters. Based on the note on the poster, this is quite likely how the Pasack ran films during that era.

John Fink  (www.johnfinkfilms.com)
John Fink (www.johnfinkfilms.com) on August 17, 2010 at 10:36 am

Does anyone know which 3-D system they’re using because the person that answered their management line doesn’t!

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on November 12, 2010 at 7:13 am

New movies were generally released on Wednesdays up through the early 1980’s, when the industry switched to Friday openings. Up until the 1970’s, many theatres outside of major cities ran split weeks, Wed->Sat, Sun->Tue or some variation of this.

Jazzbabe
Jazzbabe on June 26, 2011 at 7:07 pm

I haven’t been to the theater in years. I was very impressed with the improvements and upgrades the new owner made. The sound system was great! The theater was clean as well as the remodeled restrooms. The owner and employees were extremely courteous and friendly. The chairs were a better quality and more comfortable than AMC. It is nice to have a local theater in town that is comparable to the big chains.

unclejay73
unclejay73 on April 24, 2012 at 11:17 am

I went to this theater once in 1989. I’m from Newark, but my mother had an art show right next door to this theater. I’d usually help her out, and when there was a theater in the neighborhood, I’d see a film to kill time till the show ended. Saw a double-feature that day: “No Holds Barred” and “Lords of the Deep.” Nice little theater.

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