Looking for a theater in Northern New Jersey

posted by alyss631 on July 27, 2009 at 7:30 am

I’ve been looking for a while now for a mid-sized theater somewhere in Northern New Jersey to either buy, lease or rent out. Please let me know if you have any information on any that may be available or may be becomming available within the next few months.

Thanks so much!!!

Comments (7)

markp on July 27, 2009 at 10:38 pm

I don’t know what you plan to do (movies, stage shows etc.) but the 2700 seat Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth, completely remodeled is supposedly for sale, or I guess could be leased. 908-352-7315 or www.ritztheatre.net Good luck with whatever you get.

HowardBHaas on July 28, 2009 at 5:14 am

Before people start to volunteer theaters, realize that drugstores, shoe stores, health clubs and so forth also look for theaters to turn into those operations!

BobFurmanek on July 28, 2009 at 11:11 am

Try the Montauk in Passaic. It’s in great condition and last I heard, scheduled for demolition.

HowardBHaas on July 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm

The Montauk is going to be demolished and is not mid-sized but is large.

markp on July 29, 2009 at 7:26 am

I know I’m in the minority here, but it would be a shame for the Montauk to be demolished. Looking at the slide show on its link, it looks to be in terrific shape considering it was an adult movie house for years. At least in the case of the Ritz that I posted about above, the current owner has completely renovated it. It just needs someone who can bring it to life. People say no one will come to Elizabeth, but they said the same thing about New Brunswick 21 years ago, and now look at it. The State Theatre is one of New Jerseys finest. With the right shows, movies etc, people will come. I’ve been to the Ritz several times over the past 4 years and I feel safe there day or night. The same thing can happen to the Montauk, if only the right people cared.

HowardBHaas on July 29, 2009 at 5:54 pm

What minority? It would be great for the Montauk to be saved. I would disagree if someone said it would be viable to run classic movies daily in its huge auditorium! but as a mixed use venue, it would be great. The government officials intent on demolition probably aren’t fans of historic cinemas.

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