AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex

260 E. Highway 4,
Paramus, NJ 07652

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Paramus Tenplex

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.

Contributed by Robert MacLeay

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moviebuff82 on June 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm

On this date 25 years ago DTS premiered with Jurassic Park. Fun fact…Universal owned a stake in Cineplex Odeon, whom many of its theaters had DTS installed. It became a huge hit.

rivest266 on July 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

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.

rivest266 on July 14, 2018 at 1:17 pm

7 screens opening on December 18th, 1981. Another ad posted.

rivest266 on November 11, 2018 at 8:08 am

October 8th, 1965 grand opening ad posted.

moviebuff82 on November 11, 2018 at 3:05 pm

Is there a 1984 opening ad from when it became a 10 plex? How about when it became a cineplex odeon?

rivest266 on November 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm

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 openingParamus Route 4 Triplex opening Wed, Aug 4, 1976 – 30 · The Record (Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey, United States of America) ·

rivest266 on November 16, 2018 at 1:43 pm

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 openingCineplex Odeon Worldwide cinemas opening Fri, Jun 16, 1989 – 221 · Daily News (New York, New York, United States of America) ·

rivest266 on November 16, 2018 at 4:03 pm

moviebuff82, Reopened as the Stanley Warner Quad on December 23rd, 1977. Another ad posted in the photo section.

moviebuff82 on May 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm

Didn’t they have live music at this theater too?

moviebuff82 on July 18, 2019 at 4:41 pm

This was the first theater in Paramus to use 70mm projection.

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