Washington Township Cinemas

249 Pascack Road,
Washington Township, NJ 07675

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The Washington Township Cinemas opened in the 1960’s as an anchor of the Washington Town Center shopping plaza. Divided into three in the 1980’s, Clearview Cinemas recently remodeled the theatre in the 2000’s and added new seats. In June 2013, Bow-Tie Cinemas took over, when they took most Clearview locations.

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 21, 2007 at 5:32 am

that’s good news…that theater’s pretty old.

JMags
JMags on May 22, 2007 at 12:38 am

The new AMC 16 Plex in Paramus at the Garden State Plaza might effect this theater. They should just show art-house, indie films and be done with it.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 22, 2007 at 5:34 am

I agree with you. When I went to this theater more than a decade ago, it showed mostly popular movies. Nowadays, it’s an art house theater. That theater, as well as the Clearview in Ridgewood, will show mostly artsy stuff instead of the blockbuster fluff that the new theater will offer when it opens this weekend.

hotwaterbottle
hotwaterbottle on July 31, 2007 at 6:30 am

Quick update – I recently went to a showing of “You Kill Me” here, and the 3 theatres are just about the same as before, except for new seats in all 3. They are more plush, with padded armrests, but sitting there looking up at the screen feels like you are sitting in a pit. The boxoffice/candy stand is now one long counter. The second pair of inner doors have been removed and the ticket takers post put in it’s place. The ticket prices are still on the high side; $6.50 for a matinee, $9.75 for evening prime time shows. I guess it would be worth it to see something not playing anywhere else here.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 31, 2007 at 8:48 am

Sometimes when a big movie opens at this theater, they show it on two of the three screens and save one for an indie flick; a good example of it was when the theater showed all 3 Pirates films this way. After the closing of the nearby Emerson, the Washington Township cinema is the only Clearview Cinema in the Pascack/Westwood/Washington area that commands a high price that is still a bit cheaper than the mammoth Garden State 16, which is owned by AMC and rarely shows and keeps art house films like the Clearview in Washington Township.

JMags
JMags on July 31, 2007 at 6:41 pm

I’m a little disappointed with the selection of films here lately. If I wanted to see Pirates I’d go to AMC GSP 16 fer cryin out loud.

fred1
fred1 on August 1, 2007 at 2:08 am

clearview tranfer its art hous program to their theater in tenifly

hotwaterbottle
hotwaterbottle on August 1, 2007 at 6:23 am

Fred, yes I’ve been noticing the smaller art house films have been showing at Tenafly instead of here. Too bad, since Tenafly used to be nice before it was chopped up. I really hate the way it is now, and just won’t go there unless they show something really worth while. I would rather patronize Ridgefield Park or Teaneck first.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 10, 2008 at 9:44 am

By that you mean the Rialto, not the AMC Loews, in RP and the Cedar Lane cinemas in Teaneck. This theater was acquired by Clearview the same day as the Allwood as well as other theaters on 6/26/1996. Too bad Clearview didn’t do a good job of renovating the Allwood the same way they did with this theater.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 18, 2010 at 10:36 am

digital projection was installed recently at this theater.

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