Westwood Cinema

182 Center Avenue,
Westwood, NJ 07675

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Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on November 25, 2023 at 4:54 pm

Just saw Napoleon here. Excellent sound system and a bigger screen than I expected in a multiplexed older theater. It first opened in 1928 and I’m glad it’s still here.

Moviefan333 on January 26, 2023 at 1:24 pm

The capacity for the two smaller ones is probably just around 100 or under around 95 I’d have to check to make sure of the count next time I go there

ridethectrain on December 7, 2022 at 10:56 pm

what the capacity for the two small ones

Moviefan333 on December 7, 2022 at 12:27 pm

This is a very nice downtown theater. Always very clean spotless and fact . Friendly staff. There are two theaters upstairs in the original balcony. Two theaters downstairs. 155 seats in each of the upstairs theaters. 280 in one of the downstairs theaters in 250 in the other downstairs Theatre Good site lines and decent size screens especially in the downstairs theaters. There are two other theaters down the long hallway. The screens are pretty small along with the auditoriums. But it’s definitely worth going to if you’re in the area. Much better to support a local theater then a big multiplex

markp on July 21, 2021 at 2:51 pm

vindanpar, I wonder if the organ survived the Floyd flood of 1999 when the Brook Theatre got flooded with 14 feet of water.

vindanpar on July 20, 2021 at 6:32 am

This was my boyhood theater starting with movies like PT 109 and Lady and the Tramp. Beautiful theater and nice size screen. Was never in it since it was turned into shoe boxes. Why bother? My TV is probably as large as the screens. And to have gotten rid of that organ! Vandalism.

ridethectrain on May 30, 2021 at 11:51 am

United Artists open it as a quad on December 13, 1985. Grand opening ad in photos section.

ridethectrain on May 30, 2021 at 11:25 am

Please update theatre name Wastwood Cinema-Pascack Theatre

ridethectrain on May 30, 2021 at 12:52 am

theater just reopened

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on July 30, 2018 at 10:59 am

The listing should be changed to Westwood Cinema, which is the current name for the multiplex. Website here

moax429 on August 15, 2017 at 9:39 pm

During the brief time I lived in New Jersey (1983-1986), I have never attended this theater, and, judging from what hotwatterbottle said about the management having attitude problems, I’ll be sure to avoid going to the Pascack the next time I come back to Jersey for a visit.

But I do remember reading about an incident that happened at the Pascack in the summer of 1984: The movie “Gremlins” was supposed to open at the Pascack that July, but somebody broke into the theater and stole the prints of the film. Although I don’t remember any follow-up articles about the incident in the Bergen County Record, I’ll most likely bet the perpetrators have long since found a home behind bars.

(I saw “Gremlins” at the Route 46 Triplex in Totowa in late July 1984 and then – when it was rereleased in September 1985 – I saw it again at the Route 17 Triplex in Paramus. Both theaters are now closed, as indicated in their entries.)

unclejay73 on April 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I went to this theater once in 1989. I’m from Newark, but my mother had an art show right next door to this theater. I’d usually help her out, and when there was a theater in the neighborhood, I’d see a film to kill time till the show ended. Saw a double-feature that day: “No Holds Barred” and “Lords of the Deep.” Nice little theater.

Jazzbabe on June 26, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I haven’t been to the theater in years. I was very impressed with the improvements and upgrades the new owner made. The sound system was great! The theater was clean as well as the remodeled restrooms. The owner and employees were extremely courteous and friendly. The chairs were a better quality and more comfortable than AMC. It is nice to have a local theater in town that is comparable to the big chains.

mdvoskin on November 12, 2010 at 10:13 am

New movies were generally released on Wednesdays up through the early 1980’s, when the industry switched to Friday openings. Up until the 1970’s, many theatres outside of major cities ran split weeks, Wed->Sat, Sun->Tue or some variation of this.

John Fink
John Fink on August 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Does anyone know which 3-D system they’re using because the person that answered their management line doesn’t!

CSWalczak on August 3, 2010 at 2:03 am

I recall that growing up in Cleveland, that many neighborhood theaters ran films (especially those that typically ran double features) on a Sunday-Monday-Tuesday and then changed features for Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday; there was a lead-in insert sequence in front of the previews that would indicate which sequence of days a particular set of films would be running. If a film did well, it would be “held over” with this fact appearing in the newspaper ads and with a banner over the posters. Based on the note on the poster, this is quite likely how the Pasack ran films during that era.

buymovieposters on August 3, 2010 at 1:30 am

i own an original one sheet from hitchcock’s vertigo taken from the pascack theatre. at the top of the poster in the white border handwritten it notes in red paint “pascack wed-sat.” does anyone know if back in the 50’s movies were released on fridays as they are today? reason i ask is why wouldn’t the movies also be shown on mon. and tues? sunday? were there any theaters open at all on sundays?

CSWalczak on March 18, 2010 at 2:52 am

An article about this theater with two pictures:
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shoeshoe14 on August 4, 2009 at 12:14 am

Saw this theatre on Sunday as I got off the train for a family function. The rear of the auditorium is very visible as there’s a parking lot behind it. Doesn’t seem big enough for 1000 seats, though. I went to the front and just like above link for the drawing, it’s spot on. Not too plain, not too over-the-top (that is, in reality, not the picture).

mjodry on April 27, 2007 at 8:43 am

Does anyone out there have a photograph of this theater from the sixties? I would appreciate this very much. Thank you

hotwaterbottle on April 24, 2006 at 5:50 pm

I have'nt been to this theatre since last September, when new management took over. They were very stiff and rude. While the old management would let you buy your ticket and wait inside the lobby by the candy stand, the new regime makes you wait either outside or in the lobby and does'nt allow wandering around the theatre. When I asked if I could wait by the candy stand, I got a very curt “no!”. I felt that the cattle prods would come out if I asked any more questions. This situation may be better now, but I have'nt been back to find out.

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 7:04 am

Listed as part of Skouras Theatres Corp. in the 1961 Film Daily Yearbook.

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 6:11 am

Listed as a UA Theater in the 1970 Film Daily Yearbook.