Mall Theatre

W. Spring Valley Avenue,
Paramus, NJ 07652

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Previously operated by: B.S. Moss Enterprises, Cineplex Odeon, RKO

Architects: Drew Eberson

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Mall Theatre

This theatre was located in the Bergen Mall in Paramus NJ, one of the oldest malls in the United States. It opened on July 13, 1960 with Peter Sellers in “The Mouse That Roared”. The theatre showed art films and foreign films, often in exclusive Bergen County engagements. It was twinned on March 8, 1978

Contributed by Bill Huelbig

Recent comments (view all 30 comments)

moviebuff82 on May 9, 2017 at 1:40 am

Nearly 35 years ago the John Carpenter remake of the Thing played here while Cinema 35 had E.T. and Stanley Warner had Blade Runner and Tron and Century had Rocky III.

moax429 on August 15, 2017 at 9:49 pm

I remember seeing “The Natural” starring Robert Redford at this theater in the summer of 1984 (I believe that was the second – or third – film released by the then-fledgling TriStar Pictures, now a division of Sony).

If I remember correctly, this auditorium had what I thought was a precursor of stadium-style seating. Very unique.

Too bad there wasn’t anything else playing here I liked until I left Jersey in June 1986; I was almost about to see “The Purple Rose of Cairo” in the spring of 1985 when it played at the Mall, but I wasn’t able to because of time and money. I was then completing my junior year of college at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck right down Route 4; I returned to the area in September 1985 and the first movie I saw upon returning was an encore of “Back to the Future” at Cinema 35, itself down the street from the Mall but going west (see my comment about that at the listing for Cinema 35).

Sad both of these theaters are now history.

moax429 on August 18, 2017 at 12:27 am

I forgot – Cinema 35 is listed here on Cinema Treasures as “Paramus Picture Show.”

moviebuff82 on August 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Yup. This theater sometimes had a mix of commercial and indie movies during its long run.

moviebuff82 on December 10, 2017 at 2:15 am

When was dolby stereo installed ? I saw an ad for the thing that had this theater showing it in 35mm dolby stereo.

moviebuff82 on December 25, 2017 at 12:25 am

And by that I meant the 1982 John carpenter remake .

hotwaterbottle on December 28, 2017 at 8:28 pm

And nobody is answering you because here knows! Maybe it was installed the same year the arcade was.

rivest266 on July 13, 2018 at 10:15 pm

Two screens opening on March 8th, 1978. No ad found in the Newark newspaper.

moviebuff82 on July 19, 2019 at 12:44 am

When this theater opened it was the first in Paramus to show art house fare and the first ever indoor movie theater in Paramus, NJ.

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