New Park Cinemas

23 W. Westfield Avenue,
Roselle Park, NJ 07204

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New Park Cinemas

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The Park Theatre was opened in 1927. The New Park Cinemas were closed in February 2010.

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markp
markp on May 27, 2009 at 8:46 am

Thats the problem with a lot of these multiplexes today. You have these teenage projectionist wanna-bees, and you end up with piracy. All these companies wont hire union guys cause they say it costs too much, so they hire these kids for $8.00 an hour, and of course they want more money, so they do what they can to get it. You would never catch an old timer like me doing this. I have more brains then to get caught and lose my job.

joker
joker on June 8, 2010 at 11:49 am

this theater is been closed now since February i don’t know why does anyone know when they will be back open again? its a ok theater seen great movies there over the years since i was a kid.

hondo59
hondo59 on January 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm

In the 1970s and the early 1980s the Park was still a single theater. It did not have a balcony – it was what they call today stadium-type seating. The entrance into the auditorium was in the center with the stadium seating/loge on either side. The aisles were in the center and on both sides. It was a wide theater.

It had a large ornate, circular relief in the center ceiling where there was probably once a large chandelier. By the time I saw this place, it ran double features for a dollar and later two dollars. I saw many good double bills here and I remember the Park fondly. Not much money was put into maintenance which meant some sticky floors, broken seats, and beatup restrooms painted in odd colors.

There were several leaks in the ceiling ornamentation which resulted in water-damaged plaster. Years later I returned to see it when it was quad-ed. It was cleaner and a lot more expensive but it had lost its charm.

joker
joker on May 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm

new park cinema is up for rent hope someone rents it so it reopens again

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 1, 2014 at 2:04 pm

As the only theater in Roselle Park, and with an organ having been installed in 1927, the Park Theatre must have been this project noted in the “Theatres in Construction” column of Variety for December 1, 1926:

“Roselle Park, N. J. — (Also stores, offices). $200,000. Westfleld avenue. Owners. D. Bender and N. Goldine, care of architect, Wm. Friedberg, Newark. N. J. Policy not given.”
Architect Willaim Friedberg opened his office in Newark in 1922, but I’ve been unable to find out anything else about him.

ParkTheater
ParkTheater on February 2, 2015 at 9:41 pm

hello all my self and my business partner are looking to open a movie theater any investors looking to go in we would love to talk .

RpDanny
RpDanny on October 29, 2015 at 12:49 pm

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crazyformovies
crazyformovies on January 12, 2017 at 12:49 pm

i wish i could buy this theater i been going there since i was a kid. It’s since for rent they really want someone to fix looks clean inside from the pics. i hope someone reopens it been since there closed since 2010

The_Batman_Professor
The_Batman_Professor on June 23, 2017 at 9:57 pm

Saw quite a few movies here in the early 90’s. I specifically remember seeing CANDYMAN and EVENT HORIZON. It was a nice theater.

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