UA Cinema Twin

3024 Route 35,
Hazlet, NJ 07730

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Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Functions: Retail

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UA Cinema Twin

The UA Cinema Twin opened in the K-Mart shopping center in Hazlet on Route 35 on March 7, 1973 with a double-bill of “The Getaway” starring Steve McQueen and “The Emigrants” starring Max von Sydow . It was a twin cinema with the larger auditorium on the left and the smaller one behind the snack bar on the right.

It was somewhat similar in design to the UA in South Plainfield and they often ran their advertisements together. Although it was the most popular cinema in the area during the 1970’s it was only open ten years, closing on January 8, 1984 with a double-bill Walt Disney animated program “The Rescuers” & “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” in Screen 1 and Tom Berenger in “The Big Chill” in Screen 2.

Contributed by Barry Monush

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

markp on April 1, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Definitly NOT demolished. A huge Fashion Bug store occupies the space. I just drove by it today.

KGordonMurray on September 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

For the record, the original space that the theatre occupied was extended to accommodate store expansion. An addition was attached to the open side of the building that extended further toward the highway. I was a relief projectionist at this theatre. It’s primary projectionist was Arthur Cavallo, Sr. (now deceased).

markp on November 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm

KGordonMurray, I guess you probably know a projectionist I worked with for 9 years at the Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas in Ocean Twp. Jerry Cunningham. He was a great guy to work with.

KGordonMurray on December 9, 2018 at 4:10 pm

markp: Some 4 years later, I see your question! Yes, I knew Jerry Cunningham. He, like myself, was a member of IATSE Local 536. Jerry was the relief projectionist (for regular projectionist Jerry Spencer) at General Cinema’s Shrewsbury Plaza Cinema … I didn’t know Jerry worked at the Middlebrook later on! As you know, he was a very, very nice man and I always enjoyed his company. We typically saw one another at union meetings and when we worked as stagehands at the PNC Bank Arts Center (then known as the Garden State Arts Center). He was the only African-American member at the time (mid-70s). I presume he’s now deceased?

markp on December 10, 2018 at 11:49 am

KGordonMurray, I actually spoke to Jerry this past summer. He is still tickin. I plan on calling him before Christmas. I will send along a Hello for you.

KGordonMurray on March 6, 2019 at 12:56 pm

markp: Just now saw your reply. How nice to hear Jerry is still with us! Does he still live the area or maybe retired to warmer climates? I haven’t spoken to him in 38 years. markp, I use a pseudonym here so if you mentioned to Jerry that “KGordonMurray” said hello, he wouldn’t have any recollection of that name.

markp on March 6, 2019 at 1:55 pm

KGordonMurray, Jerry still lives in Asbury Park. 97 years old. I spoke to him in January. I will mention you to him next time I talk to him.

50sSNIPES on November 19, 2022 at 9:55 am

The UA Cinema Twin closed for the final time on January 8, 1984 with Walt Disney’s “The Rescuers” and “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” at Screen 1 and “The Big Chill” at Screen 2.

50sSNIPES on August 19, 2023 at 7:14 pm

The UA Cinema Twin opened its doors on March 7, 1973 with “The Emigrants” at Screen 1 and “The Getaway” at Screen 2. The twin is located next to the former Kmart on 3024 NJ-35 in Hazlet, and housed a total of 790 seats, with 450 seats at Screen 1 and 340 seats at Screen 2. Screen 1 features installations of a decor of gold panels on charcoal walls, gold and black seating and red and black carpeting, while Screen 2 has red panels against a charcoal background.

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