Cinemark Hazlet 12

2821 Route 35,
Hazlet, NJ 07730

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ridethectrain on September 19, 2020 at 12:43 pm

Please update, 1098 seats. Cinemark Luxury Loungers were install few years ago.

davidcoppock on June 10, 2020 at 7:26 am

Opened on the site of the Route 35 Drive-in.

markp on May 14, 2019 at 11:31 am

Because they are doing the same thing that Turner Classic Movies does. Black on top and bottom. Flat will either fill the screen or have black on the sides. Doesent help that all these mangers know nothing about ratios.

JB1981 on May 14, 2019 at 9:36 am

Why would someone see black bars with scope? Not following you

markp on May 12, 2019 at 11:48 am

Your going to see black bars on Flat and Scope ratios.

JB1981 on May 12, 2019 at 9:55 am

That’s terrible. So any movie shot in flat AR will have black bars? I believe Justice League was flat and had proper masking in Dolby Cinema Monmouth Mall

markp on May 12, 2019 at 9:30 am

The new norm. All new builds and most renos don’t use masking anymore. When I helped upgrade the AMC Mountainside 10, we did away with all the masking. This theatre did the same years ago.

JB1981 on May 12, 2019 at 8:34 am

Saw the Batman 1989 40th Anniversary screening here. Very nice image and sound but they didn’t use any masking. Film is flat AR and the black bars weren’t covered up. I thought about saying something but figured nothing could be done about it.

markp on April 18, 2019 at 4:42 am

Went to the Fathom Event of Ben-Hur last night. Sound kicked butt. Loved the overture and entr'acte with just a blank screen and not the word on the screen. They put a still card in with a 10 minute countdown for the Intermission. As close as you can get to how it was back in the day. And shown in 2.76 ratio.

moviebuff82 on November 18, 2018 at 1:32 pm

With the closing of the edgewater cinemas last week, this is the only National Amusements/Showcase theater to be left in the garden state.

moviebuff82 on October 7, 2018 at 3:10 pm

Too bad they are more expensive than a regular ticket yet u pay attention more to the movie than at home.

markp on October 7, 2018 at 2:34 pm

Went to the 2 pm 50th anniversary showing of “Bullitt” in Cinema 11. Looked and sound awesome. Love these fathom events.

rivest266 on April 1, 2016 at 3:08 pm

August 28th, 1992 grand opening ad in photo section. 11,452 tickets were sold on its preopening

markp on July 10, 2015 at 8:30 am

Went here last night to Minions. Real nice job they did on the remodel. Nice open lobby, with a comfy seating area by the cafe. The electric recliners are awesome. Picture and sound was just right. Finally, sound that wasnt blasting. Definitely going back.

markp on October 1, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Vito, I worked all summer on a renovation at the AMC mountainside theatre. Same thing happened there. Some theatres seat capacities were cut in half. 200 seat theatres suddenly had 100 seats.

Vito on October 1, 2014 at 9:03 am

The remodel includes all new comfy seating which are larger causing a reduction of the number of seats in each auditorium. The theatre will also be getting a new concession stand. Photo of the installation of the new seats posted

markp on August 22, 2014 at 3:49 pm

We shall see Vito.

Vito on August 22, 2014 at 5:32 am

When NA had the theatre we disused adding stadium seating; perhaps that is being dome now. Adding IMAX as we did at White Plains would also be a good idea for that location

markp on August 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm

A friend of mine who lives near this theatre told me the other day that Cinemark has half the complex closed and are gutting and remodeling it.

markp on August 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Vito, thats how I use to care about the marquees I did in Woodbridge and Menlo Park. If you saw this thing at Hazlet, you would lose your dinner. There are no movie titles. Just the word Cinemark across the whole thing.

Vito on August 12, 2014 at 10:33 am

Mark, I am sorry to hear about the marquee change but today it’s all about money and time savings I guess. Sounds like a money saving move in the long run by eliminating the cost of labor and replacement letters. I always put a lot of effort into the look of that attraction board; my thinking was so many people saw it every day driving and walking by it had to always look sharp. I also insisted that the new movies were always listed first in the left panel meaning that no matter how many new movies opened that week most of the titles had to be shifted to make way for the new one. I just preferred it that way.Another rule was never use the single block substitute for words like THE, WITH, AND unless space was tight and the entire title could not fit words like those had to be spelled out completely. Lastly the look of the sign had to be kept in good working order and immaculately clean which meant removing all of the panels from time to time and replace the neon bulbs, care also had to be taken to be sure all the bulbs were cool white and not mixed with warm white. In addition the panels had to be completely removed and cleaned especially after a tough winter; no cost was too great for the look of that marquee.

markp on August 12, 2014 at 8:48 am

The old marquee with the black letters you changed by hand is gone, replaced with an LED screen that simply says “Cinemark”

Vito on October 12, 2010 at 5:44 am

Hello Vince nice hearing from you. I still get chills thinking about that 50 cent day it was quite an experience. The people just kept coming and coming and…well you know. We ran out of everything in the stand impossible to have any sort of order on the lines of people waiting for the next show. But funny thing is as crazy as it was I had fun. I was just happy our employees showed up the next day after what they went thru the night before. I was not sure even the managers would come back, but happily everyone did.
The theatre has changed dramatically now under Regal some for the better and some for the worse.

Mike I don’t think Hollywood had anything to do with Hazlet not using union operators it was just a sign of the times with management taking over the booths. I do not approve of front of the house staff running the booth, but as with National it won’t be long before the booth is 100% digital which requires computer skills rather than projection.
But the good news is they now this week they have a new GM an excellent theatre man who will be very good for Hazlet.

DigitalVince on October 11, 2010 at 6:24 pm


I don’t know if you remember me,but my name is “Vince” Vinson, and I was your concessions manager when we opened the Hazlet Multplex. I still tell everyone stories of the Great Opening “50 cent day” and the multitudes of guests who showed up. I am sorry to hear that both Hazlet & Atco (“my” two theaters) are no longer part of the NA family – I guess they could not survive without me =)

Take care and have a great life!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm

RAVE intends to have the Ushers run the booth.You can thank a spineless Hollywood for ever allowing the Union operators out of a booth. Yeah,Vito you think a 18 year old kid will care about film presentation,Glad I got out of the theatre business in 1983.I could SEE it coming.