Teaneck Cinemas

503 Cedar Lane,
Teaneck, NJ 7666

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The new digital marquee

This former single screen movie house, which opened as the 1,034-seat Teaneck Theatre on October 21, 1937 with Sinja Henie in “Thin Ice”. It has been delighting northern New Jersey audiences for over six decades.

Now split into a four screener, the Cedar Lane Cinemas was a popular place to see first run movies and has retained its facade over the years. It was closed on November 25, 2012. Taken over by new owners, it was renovated and a digital projection system was installed, and it reopened December 20, 2013 as the Teaneck Cinemas, with a reduced seating capacity of 525. The reopening movies were “Anchorman 2”, “Frozen” and “Saving Mr. Banks”.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

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fred1 on December 17, 2013 at 7:30 am

Christmas comes early to Teneck. Grand reopening Friday 12/20/13

John Fink
John Fink on December 20, 2013 at 8:41 am

A photographer caught the extreme makeover (I apologize if this link doesn’t work or changes) –


(Or search Facebook for Janet Joyner Photography and the album “Teaneck Cinemas”)

The theater had been in very bad shape last I visited in the spring of 2011 before they closed (I had seen a movie in the main auditorium where they used the curtain – cool, but the projection was out of focus, the sound was too low – especially for a dialogue driven Wit Stillman comedy, and the theater was freezing).

From the photos this place is looking great – with a complete modernization and a restoration of the some of the original art deco elements that were buried 20-40 years ago. I can’t wait to check it out this week!

Robert Kratky
Robert Kratky on December 20, 2013 at 9:21 am

This is very good news, John. Can’t wait to pay a visit during the holidays.

Would you know if they have the capacity for both 35mm and digital, or are they 100% digital, now?

Happy Holidays, Bob

fred1 on December 20, 2013 at 10:15 am

The theater’s website hasn’t been updated . Have no idea what’s playing or its timetable.

Robert Kratky
Robert Kratky on December 24, 2013 at 6:27 am

Does anyone know if there are plans to bring into the Teaneck Cinema a “classic film” program as was the case with the former owners?

Robert Kratky
Robert Kratky on January 1, 2014 at 10:40 am

Hi, Would anyone know if the new owners of the Teaneck Cinema will continue to use the services of Moviefone.com to up-date their showtimes ? (For me, this is my main source of movie information.) I’ve only noticed thier showtimes on Fandango.

njhistorychic on August 3, 2017 at 6:52 pm

I have many fond memories of this place.

vindanpar on August 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm

Wonderful single screen theater. Saw Sting here to a packed house.

rivest266 on July 22, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Reopened by the Movie City chain on February 3rd, 1984 with three screens. Ad in the photo section.

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