Totowa Cinema

Route 46 near I-80,
Totowa, NJ 07512

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This began as a single screen cinema in 1964. It looked similar to the GCC Central Plaza (now Clearview) in Yonkers. It was twinned November 20, 1974. It was closed in 1993. The lobby section of the building was destroyed by a fire, and the auditorium is in use by an office supply company.

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rhett
rhett on February 2, 2008 at 9:40 am

Does anyone have any exterior/interior photos of the Totowa Cinema?? I miss that place

markp
markp on March 12, 2008 at 4:32 pm

The fire occured during the removal of the theatre equipment. The crews were using torches and the walls put up during conversion to a twin caught fire.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on March 13, 2008 at 10:04 am

Thanks for posting that ad, Ken. I saw “The Towering Inferno” at the Totowa Cinema 1, and I remember wishing it had been at the Cinema 46 down the road because they had a bigger screen.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I accidentally posted a comment about office max on a different theater in totowa, but office max is closed earlier this year waiting for another retailer to come in. This year marks 20 years since this theater was burned in a fire. I always loved the arcade room since it was decent sized.

Jef
Jef on October 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I saw a lot of movies at Totowa Cinema 46. The one I really remember was “The Fly”. It was rated R. They actually checked our i.d.’s. My two buddies were only seventeen. But I was eighteen so they were allowed to see the movie because I was with them. I thought that was really stupid.

TV
TV on December 31, 2013 at 10:48 am

I saw Johnny Winter play at Totowa Cinema in the early ‘70’s. Does anyone know the date? It was a great show.

cc
cc on November 3, 2017 at 9:55 am

I worked as an usher there for about 6 months in 1984. Just wondering if anyone else out there who also worked there happened to be reading this… Chris

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 24, 2018 at 7:07 pm

CC I never worked there but i remember going to the arcade in the lobby….it was awesome!!!

rivest266
rivest266 on July 10, 2018 at 6:52 pm

This opened in 1964 and reopened as a twin on November 20th, 1974. 1974 ad in the photo section.

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