Sparta Theatre

25 Centre Street,
Sparta, NJ 07871

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Although you can’t tell by looking at photos of this old theater, it was opened on August 23, 1950. It was the first building to be completed in a new large shopping center. Designed in a Colonial style all seating was on a single floor.

In later years it was twinned. It was closed in May 2006 and was demolished. A new 3-screen Sparta Theatre was built on the site which opened in June 2007.

Contributed by Ross Melnick, Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 32 comments)

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 7, 2007 at 11:16 am

The theater will re-open next month.

PeterApruzzese
PeterApruzzese on April 7, 2007 at 3:04 pm

Exactly – so he saw the film in the future? :)

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 15, 2007 at 7:26 am

Is the theater still on track to open on Friday with the opening of Shrek 3? No word on showtimes for the theater yet.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 22, 2007 at 5:58 am

According to locals on the Sparta forum…the theater will open on June 8th, when three new movies open. I guess Surf’s Up will open there as well as Hostel Part II and Ocean’s 13. Hopefully they’ll have carryover from the nearby Newton theater.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 9, 2007 at 9:52 am

so far, it’s not open, what’s holding it up? The theater is opening in the same building where Panera is now, along with a Rita’s that will open soon.

JMonsport
JMonsport on June 24, 2007 at 4:12 pm

Sparta Theatre should open on or about 6/29/07, it is up to building officials as of tomorrow. The theatre has 2 stadium theatres and a steep slope screening room that nearly equals the stadium houses. The screening room could not be made stadium because of the loss of seats due to their overall size and ADA compliance. All sound and projection equipment is new and Dolby Digital will be standard in all three. All three theatres have video capability and high-back Greystone Manhattan, plush “love” seats. We are hoping Ratatouille and Evan Almighty will open with Tranformers to follow.Thanks for the interest in our new baby.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 10, 2008 at 9:52 am

pretty soon the newton theater will be back to compete against sparta!!!

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