Galaxy Triplex fades away

posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 19, 2007 at 12:30 pm

GUTTENBERG, NJ — $5 tickets and a pipe organ aren’t enough to save the Galaxy Triplex. After 30 years of service, the theater is folding due to attendance not paying for its rent.

Galaxy Mall owner Martin Sergi said that the theater is a victim of flagging attendance – a trend in the industry.

“Unfortunately, the neighborhood theater is more behind us than ahead of us,” Sergi said. “We supported it for as long as possible, but we couldn’t do it any longer.” The 17,000-square-foot theater will be converted to offices, he said.

To read more, go to the Jersey Journal

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Comments (4)

moviebuff82 on January 19, 2007 at 11:14 pm

As for the other theatres, one that is re-opening is the Sparta Theater. Any word on when that Nelson Page-owned cinema will reopen? I guess it will be better than the Newton theater which is located not too far from the Sparta theater which will become a triplex.

PeterApruzzese on January 22, 2007 at 12:41 pm

When the building owner ran into his construction delays last year, Galaxy Theatres had to pass on the Sparta theatre project (Nelson Page’s plan was to have it open in November and I don’t know when the building will finally be finished). I’m not sure who would be potentially in line to open it up if, in fact, a theatre is still part of the new building.

norskinelson on January 23, 2007 at 12:27 am

What is going to happen to the theatre pipe organ??

PeterApruzzese on January 23, 2007 at 12:20 pm

The two organs are being uninstalled and should eventually find new homes.

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