AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex
260 E. Highway 4,
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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Century Circuit Inc., Cineplex Odeon, Stanley-Warner Theatres
Architects: Drew Eberson
Previous Names: Stanley Warner Route 4 Theatre, RKO Stanley Warner Theatre, Cineplex Odeon Tenplex
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News About This Theater
- May 24, 2012 — Celebrating the Original STAR WARS on its 35th Anniversary
- May 21, 2010 — Happy 30th, "Empire"
- Feb 10, 2010 — Back issue trade magazines online?
- Sep 5, 2008 — Biggest Non IMAX/Cinerama single theater screens ????
- Jul 9, 2007 — TRON...Happy 25th!
- May 25, 2007 — Happy 30th, Star Wars!
Also known as the Loews Cineplex Route 4 Tenplex, and not to be confused with the triplex on Route 17, this theater was the premiere theater in Paramus. Opened October 12, 1965 as a 2,000-seat single screen with Frank Sinatra in “Marriage on the Rocks”. It showed three strip Cinerama/Cinemiracle, and in the 1970’s it showed 70mm. Just a few years ago it was the first theatre in the state to present the digitally projected “Star Wars Episode I”.
Originally a giant modern theatre with the supersized Cinerama screen, it has been broken up and/or added onto multiple times. The first phase was the traditional upstairs-downstairs split which turned the balcony into a seperate theatre; the second split the former orchestra into two unequal rooms. Additional screens were added in two separate construction phases which probably quadrupled the number of seats.
It closed in May 2007.
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This opened as a single screen cinema on October 12th, 1965 as Route Four theatre. On October 7th, 1970 the Route 4 Cinema opened next to the theatre. 1965 and 1970 grand opening ads in the photo section. more to come.
7 screens opening on December 18th, 1981. Another ad posted.
October 8th, 1965 grand opening ad posted.
Is there a 1984 opening ad from when it became a 10 plex? How about when it became a cineplex odeon?
Became an Triplex cinema on August 4th, 1976.
Not much was spent since they ashamed to tout the cutting up of a cinema.
Paramus Route 4 Triplex opening Wed, Aug 4, 1976 – 30 · The Record (Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
10 screens on May 25th, 1984. No ads bought except for the regular directory listings. However, it was renovated with that “Cineplex Odeon Toronto look” on June 16th, 1989 as you can see at the bottom right of the Worldwide Ad. Cineplex Odeon Worldwide cinemas opening Fri, Jun 16, 1989 – 221 · Daily News (New York, New York, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
moviebuff82, Reopened as the Stanley Warner Quad on December 23rd, 1977. Another ad posted in the photo section.
Didn’t they have live music at this theater too?
This was the first theater in Paramus to use 70mm projection.
On this date 40 years ago the best star wars movie ever made the empire strikes back made its debut in 70mm and six track dolby stereo. With a cliffhanger ending and a darker storyline, it didn’t break a new hopes record gross but did solid business enough to warrant a third movie before the prequels were made and disney invested money in the sequels.