AMC Starplex Ridgefield Park 12

75 Challenger Road,
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

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moviebuff82 on May 18, 2018 at 4:51 pm

This coming December 16th will mark 30 years since it opened. Why was the project delayed?

theatrefan on December 2, 2016 at 5:41 am

From Boxoffice Magazine April 1985

Bernard Myerson, president of Loews Theatres, and Eugene Heller, president of Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc. announced that they have entered into an agreement to build a new state-of-the-art, ten-theatre complex in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey at the intersection of Routes 95 and 46.

The theatre will be part of a Hartz Mountain Industries complex which will include a hotel, office buildings and retail stores. Loews presently operates theatres with Hartz in several other areas of New Jersey, Loews Harmon Cove Quad and Loews Meadows six in Secaucus, Loews six in Wayne and a quad, Loews Showboat, in Edgewater.

The new Loews tenplex in Ridgefield Park will have approximately 5,000 seats and is scheduled for a June 1985 opening.

mikefrank on June 24, 2016 at 4:57 pm

Hello, I used to go to this theater all the time and would love to use it in a book I am writing. I believe the one who took the photo is amcbayplaza13. I know it is copywrited but wanted to know how to get in touch with the person for permission. If anyone knows how to, please let me know. Thank you.

mikefrank on June 24, 2016 at 4:57 pm

Hello, I used to go to this theater all the time and would love to use it in a book I am writing. I believe the one who took the photo is amcbayplaza13. I know it is copywrited but wanted to know how to get in touch with the person for permission. If anyone knows how to, please let me know. Thank you.

moviebuff82 on July 14, 2015 at 11:55 am

Looks like this chain will become an AMC again….,d.eXY

hotwaterbottle on February 27, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Yes, I would say so. The admission is certainly cheaper than the Paramus gigaplex where I think it’s $11.00 to walk through the door. Nice reclining seats, plenty of legroom, yes it’s worth it to try it at least once.

moviebuff82 on December 16, 2014 at 3:43 pm

I haven’t been right by it since going to high school in ridgefield. Is it worth the drive?

hotwaterbottle on June 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm

I stopped by the theatre this past weekend and the place is jumping. The parking lot and garage is fuller than it’s been in years. Inside, the video games are gone as well as the downstairs coffee stand/information desk/junk storage spot. The candy stand upstairs is still there but not in use, like before. The 1-sheet displays downstairs and upstairs are now digital. Regular paper 1-sheets are still used upstairs, but way in the back by the last 2 theatres. The upstairs lobby still looks barren but going up and down the escalators the walls now have large 40x60’s for new films. The theatres now have less seats, but do have large cushy recliners with lots of legroom. Overall, a very nice and much improved theatre.

moviebuff82 on October 26, 2013 at 10:24 am

thanks for the review

John Fink
John Fink on October 25, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Visited tonight – it appears to be a bit of a work in progress (or not….Starplex’s other NJ location – Brunswick Square, also saw very few changes beyond the auditoriums). Great presentation and extremely comfortable black leather-ette recliners – side masking for those that care about that kind of thing (at least in theater #2) along with the promised video monitors in the lobby, snack bar and guiding us into the auditoriums. Once in the hallway no atmosphere what-so-ever- – new carpeting and the removal of the small concession stand downstairs, also no posters or signs beyond (temp?) auditoriums numbers.

Many touches remain including (like Brunswick Square) the bathrooms – which could use some remodeling and other lobby touches. Hopefully they’ll class up the joint a bit more. The customer service however was excellent tonight and the staff was friendly explaining the Starplex rewards card and greeting folks prior to cleaning the auditorium (and showing off how the seats worked for those that hadn’t been in this kind of theater before). Good experience and great value – the adult ticket price at $10 is, I think, the cheapest in Bergen County for by far the best seats. If only the theater wasn’t in such a weird location.

A bar and expanded concessions may be on the way (lobby space is certainly in no shortage). An awful lot to like about this theatre so far – and hopefully Starplex’s work isn’t done yet.

fred1 on October 6, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Great theater with comfortable reclinder seats and $1.00 hot dogs. Their admission prices are cheaper than other multiplexes in the area

moviebuff82 on October 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Name should be changed to Starplex Luxury Cinemas at Ridgefield Park 12….one screen uses 11.1 Auro 3D surround sound, and that’s for Gravity.

moviebuff82 on October 6, 2013 at 9:10 am

Theater now open as of this weekend….

John Fink
John Fink on September 1, 2013 at 11:51 am

Opens Sept 20th – it will still have 12 screens, with one auditorium featuring Barco’s 4D sound system and an adult 2D evening ticket price of $10.00. Other future plans a press release mentioned was a bar and expanded concessions – – all and all, I hope they do this one right (the whole complex was in pretty shabby shape last we visited in April) – because if they do, they’ll take this place back to its former glory. Once upon a time this was the coolest theater in North Jersey, with a coffee shop and a motion simulator ride in the lobby – if anything they’ve got an awful lot of lobby space (perhaps they could later carve out a 25-seat micro cinema for indie films).

John Fink
John Fink on May 16, 2013 at 11:05 am

This will be Starplex' second try at North Jersey (they sold off Columbia Park which they inherited briefly from Interstate/Cinemark) – I like the concept is lower prices and luxury amenities, and I think with a remodel they could turn this place into a real competitor to Garden State and Edgewater. (The AMC Dine In Theater concept seems to be paying off – Essex Green is frequently sold out on weekends, if there was a market in the country for a higher end movie experience it’d be Bergen County, having new competitors in the market that improve complexes like Starplex and Bow Tie do, is going to be great for moviegoers).

hotwaterbottle on May 16, 2013 at 9:38 am

Breaking news – This theatre suddenly closed it’s doors on May 10. Loews could'nt come to an agreement with the landlord on a new lease, so Loews just shut it down with no warning. HOWEVER, good news! The theatre was purchased, not leased, by Starplex Cinemas of Dallas, Texas. It will be their first theatre in this area. They are planning big changes like a $5 million dollar renovation which includes leather reclining seats, floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall screens, surround sound, and possibly a bar. It was also mentioned that they might reduce the number of screens from 12 to 10; the largest screen would probably be upstairs, possibly restoring it to the way it used to be – the largest movie screen in Bergen County. Ticket prices have'nt been set yet but they may be in the $8.50 range for an adult after 6:00 pm.

JerseyTrash on January 17, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I found this theater when I noticed it was playing the Korean Towering Inferno remake The Tower. I was told they regularly play Asian films (the theater neighbors a Samsung office building.) It’s a great find, and I wish I’d seen this place in it’s film days. I can’t think of another multi- in the state that looks like such an effort build. I was also told all 12 houses are served by one split-level projection booth, which is something else I haven’t heard of before. I’d love to know if there’s more theaters in this style.

moviebuff82 on April 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm

According to Fandango, all screens are now digital.

moviebuff82 on June 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Several of the screens are now digital, with some of them showing 3D movies. A little too late to compete against Edgewater and Secaucus.

moviebuff82 on February 20, 2011 at 11:17 am

AMC should close this theater and build a new one from the ground up in order to compete against surrounding theaters in the meadowlands area.

moviebuff82 on April 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I think since the theater opened, “Titanic” had the longest run of any movie in its history.

moviebuff82 on April 6, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Slimshady, is there any news that digital projection will be installed at this theater by this summer or fall? It needs to have 3D in order to compete against Edgewater and Paramus and Secacus.

moviebuff82 on February 18, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Seems that this theater is showing some interesting films from asia…this is something Rockaway might look at in the future….when will 3d be installed at this theater? This theater is big enough for a digital IMAX to be installed at the biggest screen.

TLSLOEWS on February 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Thanks for the info.

moviebuff82 on February 4, 2010 at 10:17 am

this coming weekend, Jackie Chan’s Shinjuku Incident will be playing at this theater as well as the Village.