Hyway Theater

2260 Broadway,
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

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Previously operated by: Fabian Theaters

Architects: Sidney Schenker

Functions: Medical Center

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Hyway Theater

The Hyway Theater opened on July 1, 1942 with Bette Davis in “In This Our Life” & Pat O'Brien in “Two Yanks in Trinidad”. It was initially a single screen movie theater. It’s a theater I used to go to every Saturday in the late-1940’s and early-1950’s to see double features, cartoons, and serials. It was twinned on February 17, 1978.

The Hyway Theater was closed in around 2007. It has been converted into a medical centre, which has totally transformed the building.

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Recent comments (view all 35 comments)

CConnolly1 on July 21, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Money. That makes sense because it certainly wasn’t due to attendance being off. It was a decent, neighborhood place that people in the area could actually walk to. And the outside was never dirty or anything. Sad that it took money to finally bring it down.

PeterApruzzese on July 21, 2009 at 2:28 pm

The opening of the AMC Garden State Plaza 16 effectively killed the Hyway because AMC now had booking clearance over them and the Hyway would not have been able to get the top films any longer.

CConnolly1 on December 8, 2009 at 12:54 pm

You’d never know a theater existed here if you saw it now. They’ve done a complete renovation on the site effectively wiping out anything from the theater.

moviebuff82 on June 12, 2016 at 2:47 am

Had it stayed open, The Hyway would’ve faced even more competition from Regal’s first ever theater in Paramus.

reluctantpopstar on August 31, 2016 at 8:27 am

I have a very distinct memory of seeing “Jaws” here in 1975 at age nine. One of the first instances of intense blockbuster style marketing that we now take for granted. Huge posters, cardboard lobby standees, souvenirs for sale. Ice cream available for sale in “sharklate, finilla or Jawsberry.”

moviebuff82 on June 12, 2017 at 7:29 pm

35 years ago yesterday ET played here on one screen while Conan continued to play on another. Later on, ET would be played on two screens due to popular demand and the rest is history.

moviebuff82 on July 16, 2017 at 10:37 pm

Is he still alive?

rivest266 on July 13, 2018 at 9:58 pm

Two screens on February 17th, 1978. No ad found.

dallasmovietheaters on February 27, 2019 at 2:14 am

The Hyway Theatre launched on July 1, 1942 with the film, “In This Our Life” and “Two Yanks in Trinidad.” It closed in February of 2009 with “Coraline.”

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