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?

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 1, 2008 at 7:28 am

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

rhett
rhett on February 2, 2008 at 6:40 am

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

markp
markp on March 12, 2008 at 1:32 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 7:04 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 1:27 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 1:53 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 7:48 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 6:55 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 4:07 pm

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

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