Cinema Plaza closes; last remaining theater in Hunterdon county

posted by CSWalczak on April 5, 2011 at 7:49 am

RARITAN TWP., NJ — The Cinema Plaza, which opened in 1981 as a conversion from a former automobile dealership and barn, closed on March 30. Originally opened a a five-plex, a sixth screen was added in 1992. Rumors of its closing had surfaced repeatedly over the last few years. The theater’s owner is looking at financing options to build a multi-venue family entertainment complex nearby that would include a new cinema.

Reflecting on Cinema Plaza, Monsport said “I am very grateful for the wonderful memories created by our theatre patrons. The movie theatre exhibition business has changed dramatically in the past five years. It is no longer feasible to operate a theatre without the latest stadium seating, digital and 3D equipment. To bring this theatre to those standards would cost millions.”

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moviebuff82 on April 5, 2011 at 11:15 am

The closing of this theater leaves Hunterdon County without a movie theater for the first time, forcing moviegoers to go to other theatres in surrounding counties or use Netflix to rent movies.

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