AMC Newport Centre 11

30-300 Mall Drive W,
Jersey City, NJ 07303

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AMC Newport Centre 11

This was a very modern styled cinema. Typical of those situated in a shopping mall, but two or three of the cinemas were the largest I have ever seen in a theatre located in a mall, and most of them had curtains that open before every presentation (which I dont think any first run movie theatre does anymore in the state of New Jersey).

As you enter the theatre you pass the concession and box office which are on the top floor food court area of the mall. The first six auditoriums located on either side. As you come to the remaing cinemas they are much larger and the sound is better. This theatre opened December 18, 1987 with nine screens.

The last time I visited this theatre was 1988 and it was nice place to see a movie considering it was in the mall. I haven’t been there since so I wouldn’t know what condition it’s in now but it’s still open and has been operated by Loews, and now by AMC.

Contributed by jamal p. Savage

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chconnol on February 8, 2005 at 6:20 am

Jamal P. Savage writes: “This theater and the mall opened around 1987.”

While the mall seems in very good shape, this “theater” is in pretty tired shape. Took my children to see “Racing Stripes” here on Sunday 2/6. There were a lot of seats missing in the theater. About half way through the movie, my young son wanted to sit on my lap. I realized that the seats were the rocking kind and so I started to rock. Well, that was a big mistake. The rocking motion somehow loosened the bolts that held the seats to the floor. I realized that if we sat normally, the three seats we were in would move forward, kind of ejecting us. Not wanting to move them in the middle of the flick, I braced my legs on the floor and used my body to keep the seats upright! When we got up to leave, the three seats arched inwards. Since they were in the center of the aisle, it pulled the seats on the ends inwards also.

In addition, the screen image was off the screen by about a foot.

The place was basically clean but was in sorry need of a major overhaul.

I would assume, since there are no major theaters nearby, that this place might post some respectable numbers.

The popcorn was fresh though.

moviebuff82 on July 22, 2007 at 11:11 am

This theater, along with the one in Menlo Park Mall, are the only two remaining Cineplex Odeon theaters that are thriving as AMC Loews theaters. Ironically, they are 12 screeners that were made solely by Cineplex Odeon before the Loews Cineplex acquistion, and each location has a rival theater that’s in the same town (movie city in edison and the hudson mall seven plex in jc). The closest theaters near them that have stadium seating are the Bayonne 12 plex owned by Frank Theaters and the New Brunswick 18 plex owned by AMC.

KingBiscuits on August 17, 2008 at 7:58 pm

The theatre opened on December 18th as a nine-screen theatre with seven engagements. Those films were Three Men And A Baby, Nuts, *batteries not included, Overboard, Throw Momma From The Train, Wall Street and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. The next week (December 25th), all nine screens were filled with Empire Of The Sun and Broadcast News opening.

William on April 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm

The current AMC site name for this theatre is AMC Loews Newport Centre 11.

TLSLOEWS on April 9, 2010 at 10:51 am

Thanks William.

William on August 29, 2010 at 7:53 am

The theatres now feature Digital Presentations and 3D. Saw my first movie here yesterday in Digital. It was like taking the Wayback Machine to 1987 Cineplex Odeon days. Boy is this theatre worn out! I worked all the Southern California Cineplex house back then and everything was like then. Curtains were in there up position and the seats are vintage late 1980’s. Other than being designed for Cineplex, it reminded me of those Mann and UA theatre from that era but with curtains. They showed 8-9 commercials 1 trailer AMC stuff and the feature. Which was the best part of the visit. The picture was bright and sound was good.

moviebuff82 on February 18, 2016 at 4:33 pm

recliners were installed at this theater recently.

moviebuff82 on May 23, 2017 at 11:54 am

Theater is now AMC Newport Center 11. Later this year will mark 30 years since it opened.

MSC77 on June 22, 2018 at 11:33 pm

Does anyone know in what year the 10th and 11th screens were built/added?

rivest266 on July 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm

December 18th, 1987 grand opening ad in the photo section. Cineplex Odeon opened 6 other locations in Rocky Mount NC, Montréal, QC, Washington DC and three in the Greater Toronto area on the same day.

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