Totowa Cinema

Route 46 near I-80,
Totowa, NJ 07512

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This began as a single screen cinema in the mid-1960’s. It looked similar to the GCC Central Plaza (now Clearview) in Yonkers.

Anybody have more info?

Contributed by dave-bronx

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RobertR
RobertR on October 17, 2005 at 5:21 pm

Seems this theatre was also known as Totowa Twin as seen in a 1982 ad.
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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 17, 2005 at 5:57 pm

Some of the theatres I saw in the old ad are still around, particulary the Succasunna cinema 10 (in the Atlantic City ad) and the chester theatre. Many of the other theatres, especially the Rockaway theatre and Amboy, are gone. I liked both Totowa theatres, especially the old GC theatre. Last movie Isaw there was the rocketteer.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 1, 2008 at 10:28 am

Here is a 1974 ad from the NY Times:
http://tinyurl.com/ypzasp

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.

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