Williams Center for the Arts

1 Williams Plaza,
Rutherford, NJ 07070

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Williams Center for the Arts (Official)

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Williams Cinemas, Center Cinemas at the Williams Center

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 201.939.6969

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Williams Center Cinemas

When the front section of the Rivoli Theatre burnt down on January 9, 1977, a decision was made to build a twin screen cinema on the site, and also restore the former Rivoli Theatre auditorium which became a performing arts center named George W. Newman Theatre (it has its own page on Cinema Treasures).

The twin screen Williams Cinemas 1 & 2 opened on August 27, 1982 with Ben Cross in “Chariots of Fire” & Aileen Quinn in “Annie”. Later a third screen was added. It was closed for refurbishment on June 22, 2015. In July 2016 it was equipped with three digital projectors and reopened on July 29, 2016 as the Center Cinemas at the Williams Center. Seating is provided for 189, 89 and 65.

It was announced in January 2023 that the theatre would close on February 26, 2023. It had reopened by September 2023 as the Williams Center for the Arts.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

ridethectrain on February 3, 2023 at 7:14 pm

Please update, theatre closing on February 26, 2023. Sad news ad in photos section

swampdevil on September 19, 2023 at 4:26 am

Open and showing films September 2023 (see schedule in photos)

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