AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex

260 E. Highway 4,
Paramus, NJ 07652

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Century Circuit Inc., Cineplex Odeon, Stanley-Warner Theatres

Architects: Drew Eberson

Functions: Gymnasium

Previous Names: Stanley Warner Route 4 Theatre, RKO Stanley Warner Theatre, Cineplex Odeon Tenplex

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Paramus Tenplex

Also known as the Loews Cineplex Route 4 Tenplex, and not to be confused with the triplex on Route 17, this theater was the premiere theater in Paramus. Opened October 12, 1965 as a 2,000-seat single screen with Frank Sinatra in “Marriage on the Rocks”. It showed three strip Cinerama/Cinemiracle, and in the 1970’s it showed 70mm. Just a few years ago it was the first theatre in the state to present the digitally projected “Star Wars Episode I”.

Originally a giant modern theatre with the supersized Cinerama screen, it has been broken up and/or added onto multiple times. The first phase was the traditional upstairs-downstairs split which turned the balcony into a seperate theatre; the second split the former orchestra into two unequal rooms. Additional screens were added in two separate construction phases which probably quadrupled the number of seats.

It closed in May 2007.

Contributed by Robert MacLeay

Recent comments (view all 463 comments)

rivest266 on November 11, 2018 at 8:08 am

October 8th, 1965 grand opening ad posted.

moviebuff82 on November 11, 2018 at 3:05 pm

Is there a 1984 opening ad from when it became a 10 plex? How about when it became a cineplex odeon?

rivest266 on November 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Became an Triplex cinema on August 4th, 1976.

Not much was spent since they ashamed to tout the cutting up of a cinema.

Paramus Route 4 Triplex openingParamus Route 4 Triplex opening Wed, Aug 4, 1976 – 30 · The Record (Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey, United States of America) ·

rivest266 on November 16, 2018 at 1:43 pm

10 screens on May 25th, 1984. No ads bought except for the regular directory listings. However, it was renovated with that “Cineplex Odeon Toronto look” on June 16th, 1989 as you can see at the bottom right of the Worldwide Ad. Cineplex Odeon Worldwide cinemas openingCineplex Odeon Worldwide cinemas opening Fri, Jun 16, 1989 – 221 · Daily News (New York, New York, United States of America) ·

rivest266 on November 16, 2018 at 4:03 pm

moviebuff82, Reopened as the Stanley Warner Quad on December 23rd, 1977. Another ad posted in the photo section.

moviebuff82 on May 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm

Didn’t they have live music at this theater too?

moviebuff82 on July 18, 2019 at 4:41 pm

This was the first theater in Paramus to use 70mm projection.

moviebuff82 on May 21, 2020 at 3:08 pm

On this date 40 years ago the best star wars movie ever made the empire strikes back made its debut in 70mm and six track dolby stereo. With a cliffhanger ending and a darker storyline, it didn’t break a new hopes record gross but did solid business enough to warrant a third movie before the prequels were made and disney invested money in the sequels.

MSC77 on May 5, 2023 at 11:36 am

A chronology of 70mm presentations in Northern New Jersey has been published. The Route 4 complex gets several mentions in the article.

photoman1001 on July 25, 2023 at 5:20 pm

I posted a picture under the picture tab of the dolby processor that was in theater one.

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