Montgomery Cinemas

1325 US Highway 206,
Skillman, NJ 08558

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ridethectrain on September 9, 2021 at 5:56 pm

theater reopening, grand reopening in photos section

markp on June 27, 2021 at 3:57 pm

Rumor has it this theatre will not be reopening. I have not seen anything posted anywhere, just some chatter among fellow cinema geeks.

ridethectrain on June 26, 2021 at 11:38 am

Please update, theatre opened April 21, 1995. The prior theatre was the Montgomery Twin theatre. See articles in the photos section and created a new page for the old theatre.

rivest266 on October 23, 2016 at 6:47 pm

April 21st, 1995 grand opening ad as a 6-plex in the photo section.

rivest266 on October 22, 2016 at 8:08 pm

This opened on March 23rd, 1973. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

RickB on June 3, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Theater is being refurbished and converted to digital. story here. The story says that the theater originally opened in 1972 and has been an art house since 1974. Owner is Bob Piechota, who inherited the theater from his father.

1walrus on July 31, 2009 at 1:51 pm

I’m not really familiar with much of the seating capacity of this theatre, however from what I recall, Cinema 3 had a pretty long path leading up to the screen with plenty of seats on the left and the right of the auditorium. I do not recall that one being small, which is why I’m surprised to see that the seating capacity could be 93 seats.
Cinema 2 seemed much smaller than the possible 143 seating when I saw “Good Will Hunting”. Perhaps it had to do with the fact that it was a pretty crowded showing. It probably is about the same size as Cinemas 4 and 6.
It is a nice little theatre. I highly recommend it. The only one problem I had was when I went to see “Married Life” I was not anticipating watching it but there was nothing else worth seeing at the time. It was on a Saturday afternoon and there were two older women in the auditorium besides me. They did not seem to mind the constant hissing coming from the auditorium speakers throughout the entire performance although it was not distracting enough to mention it to the staff. The movie itself was not that good anyhow.

Films seen here are as follows:
“Kiss Me Guido” – Cinema 3 on 08/02/97
“Good Will Hunting” – Cinema 2 on 01/18/98
“Before Sunset” – Cinema 6 on 08/17/04
“Black Snake Moan” – Cinema 4 on 03/14/07
“Married Life” – Cinema 4 on 04/18/08

NickyG on January 7, 2009 at 10:58 am

Cruised in here on my way from south NJ to north NJ with some time to kill in early 90s…caught Little Odessa…nice place, good to see an art theater in the suburban wilderness.

markp on December 17, 2008 at 12:26 pm

The theatre has recently had all its sound systems upgraded to Dolby Digital.
Seating capacity as follows:
Cinema 1..188
Cinema 2..143
Cinema 3.. 93
Cinema 4.. 83
Cinema 5.. 99
Cinema 6..115

Total of 721 seats. Very well kept theatre, and nice safe parking in the giant shopping plaza it helps to anchor. And it has matinees daily.

vsevolod on August 1, 2007 at 3:43 pm

All of the above are correct, but not necessarily complete.

Address is technically Skillman, New Jersey, although Belle Mead and Montgomery Township are also applicable. The Shop Rite in the same shopping center lists its address as Montgomery Township, NJ 08558.

Most people in the area, however, would call it Rocky Hill, as Rocky Hill is within a few hundred feet of this shopping center.

The listing is incorrect. It is definitely not closed. It closed only as part of moving to a new location within the Shop-Rite Shopping Center.

It is listed with Yahoo Movies and other sites:

It has 6 screens and typically shoes 7-8 foreign/independent films at a time:

Here is a current listing of showings.
Montgomery Cinemas [ Edit Favorite Theaters ]
1325 US Highway 206, Skillman, NJ, 08502 [ Map It ] (609)9247444
Goya’s Ghosts (Los Fantasmas de Goya)
Rated R, 1 hr 54 min
Showtimes: 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 Interview
Starts on Friday, Aug. 3
Click here for Showtimes
La Vie en Rose (La Mome)
Rated PG-13, 2 hr 20 min
Showtimes: 1:15, 4:05, 6:55, 9:45 Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen), The
Rated R, 2 hr 17 min
Showtimes: 9:10
My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami)
Rated PG-13, 1 hr 34 min
Showtimes: 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30 Once
Rated R, 1 hr 35 min
Showtimes: 2:50, 5:00, 7:10
Rescue Dawn
Rated PG-13, 2 hr 0 min
Showtimes: 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40 Sicko
Rated PG-13, 2 hr 0 min
Showtimes: 2:00, 4:35, 7:10, 9:45

BarryMonush on September 5, 2006 at 1:23 pm

This theatre actually moved its location in the 1990s to another part of the expanded shopping center. (It had two screens, now it has six). It is now a completely different set of auditoriums, all of which are far too small, in my opinion. But at least it’s trying to carry on the tradition of the original.

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 3:22 am

Listed as a 2 screen independent theatre in the 1991 International Motion Picture Almanac. Owner is R. Piechota.

teecee on June 19, 2005 at 6:37 am

This is open in a shopping center on Route 206 North. I belive the shopping center is called Montgomery Center. The theater’s address:

1325 Route 206, Belle Mead, NJ 08502

John Fink
John Fink on June 18, 2005 at 6:54 am

Isn’t this one still open, I’ve never been but I typed in Rocky Hill and saw a listing for a nearby Montgomery Cinemas. Is this the same one (that township was listed as Bella Mead). But it appears to be alive and well with 6 art features playing.