Sparta Theatre

25 Centre Street,
Sparta, NJ 07871

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Operated by: AMC Theatres

Previously operated by: Digiplex Destinations, NewVision Theatres, UltraStar Cinemas

Firms: MKP Design

Previous Names: Digiplex Sparta Theatre, Carmike Sparta Theatre

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Sparta Theatre

This is a replacement for the original Sparta Theatre that was torn down in 2006. The new building completed in 2007 contains a Panera Bread restaurant on the first floor, a spa and offices on the third floor, and the theatre on the basement level.

The theatre features two stadium houses and one steeply sloped screening room. Total seats about 380. The architect for the building is Yogesh Mistry and theatre design is John Kedzierski and Tom Makris (former Loews Architects) of MKP Design Sparta, NJ. It was taken over by Digiplex Destinations in December 2012.

Last operated by NewVision Theatres, it was closed on March 16, 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. It was announced in June 2020 that the closure would be permanent due to NewVision Theatres going out of business. In August 2020 it was taken back by AMC Theatres, but remained closed.

Contributed by John Monsport

Recent comments (view all 21 comments)

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on July 14, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Please update, theatre closed. New Vison Theaters out of business, webs is shut down.

Read link: https://www.channel3000.com/new-vision-theaters-fitchburg-imax-to-close/?fbclid=IwAR3cnheVrtz_C3w6DsYYpWdfB01w0pYZ5dmsUJgFGdoE0L-jhxkDjTNJRoA

TYoung
TYoung on August 29, 2020 at 5:20 am

AMC will be reacquiring this location. https://variety.com/2020/film/news/amc-merger-take-over-carmike-theaters-1234752346/

markp
markp on August 30, 2020 at 1:31 pm

Well i guess they can afford it now that they got their money. Why would they want a 380 seat triplex??

Rstewart
Rstewart on August 30, 2020 at 4:48 pm

They are on the hook for the lease, so they must feel that it will cost them less to run them vs. close them. I always felt like New Vision was just a temporary thing until AMC could get them back. New Vision with 15 locations across half the nation couldn’t be a viable operation.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on September 19, 2020 at 3:05 pm

As of right now the theatre is CLOSED, AMC Theatres has not put this on their website as of now. The accusation from New Vison Theatres to take over is not finalize.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on October 4, 2020 at 12:44 pm

Please update, theatre is CLOSED. Theatre is not open in New Jersey and it not on AMC Theatres website.

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on February 22, 2021 at 7:38 pm

What is a major delay is that also New Vision Theaters for some locations owed back taxes so AMC may have to wait for a tax sale to end before getting the building back basically amc is getting a shell to put new equipment in and a bunch of the smaller theaters may open as Classic with recliner seats.

MCDisney
MCDisney on April 1, 2021 at 6:32 pm

Since when do Classic AMCs have recliners, If they would have recliners, it would be under the AMC Amazing Brand

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on April 27, 2021 at 3:31 pm

A few locations with recliners were downgraded to classic. They even have classic locations with bars.

Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice on October 7, 2022 at 10:25 am

I understand it is re-opening soon

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