AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex

260 E. Highway 4,
Paramus, NJ 07652

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photoman1001 on July 25, 2023 at 5:20 pm

I posted a picture under the picture tab of the dolby processor that was in theater one.

MSC77 on May 5, 2023 at 11:36 am

A chronology of 70mm presentations in Northern New Jersey has been published. The Route 4 complex gets several mentions in the article.

moviebuff82 on May 21, 2020 at 3:08 pm

On this date 40 years ago the best star wars movie ever made the empire strikes back made its debut in 70mm and six track dolby stereo. With a cliffhanger ending and a darker storyline, it didn’t break a new hopes record gross but did solid business enough to warrant a third movie before the prequels were made and disney invested money in the sequels.

moviebuff82 on July 18, 2019 at 4:41 pm

This was the first theater in Paramus to use 70mm projection.

moviebuff82 on May 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm

Didn’t they have live music at this theater too?

rivest266 on November 16, 2018 at 4:03 pm

moviebuff82, Reopened as the Stanley Warner Quad on December 23rd, 1977. Another ad posted in the photo section.

rivest266 on November 16, 2018 at 1:43 pm

10 screens on May 25th, 1984. No ads bought except for the regular directory listings. However, it was renovated with that “Cineplex Odeon Toronto look” on June 16th, 1989 as you can see at the bottom right of the Worldwide Ad. Cineplex Odeon Worldwide cinemas openingCineplex Odeon Worldwide cinemas opening Fri, Jun 16, 1989 – 221 · Daily News (New York, New York, United States of America) ·

rivest266 on November 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Became an Triplex cinema on August 4th, 1976.

Not much was spent since they ashamed to tout the cutting up of a cinema.

Paramus Route 4 Triplex openingParamus Route 4 Triplex opening Wed, Aug 4, 1976 – 30 · The Record (Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey, United States of America) ·

moviebuff82 on November 11, 2018 at 3:05 pm

Is there a 1984 opening ad from when it became a 10 plex? How about when it became a cineplex odeon?

rivest266 on November 11, 2018 at 8:08 am

October 8th, 1965 grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on July 14, 2018 at 1:17 pm

7 screens opening on December 18th, 1981. Another ad posted.

rivest266 on July 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

This opened as a single screen cinema on October 12th, 1965 as Route Four theatre. On October 7th, 1970 the Route 4 Cinema opened next to the theatre. 1965 and 1970 grand opening ads in the photo section. more to come.

moviebuff82 on June 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm

On this date 25 years ago DTS premiered with Jurassic Park. Fun fact…Universal owned a stake in Cineplex Odeon, whom many of its theaters had DTS installed. It became a huge hit.

moax429 on May 24, 2018 at 3:39 pm

After my family and I moved to Saddle River in June 1983 (I now live in Charlotte, Michigan), I remember seeing “Jedi” in the upstairs auditorium on Wednesday, August 10, 1983 (the sixth anniversary of when I first saw the original).

I thought that was really cool how the film was projected from below the bottom row in 70mm (that soon got split up into two different auditoriums – shame!).

Maybe that was the original Cinerama auditorium?

moviebuff82 on May 24, 2018 at 3:11 pm

35 years ago tomorrow at midnight marked the first ever showing of return of the Jedi in 70mm six track dolby stereo. It became the fastest star wars movie to earn $250 million during its original run.

moviebuff82 on March 6, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Damon Lindelof, who produced lost, used to work as an usher at this theater while in high school.

RGAMCRegal on March 2, 2018 at 7:15 am

I remember the games they had there. The theater was actually pretty big, complete with escalators.

hotwaterbottle on December 28, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Who cares?? It’s long gone and nobody remembers anyway!

moviebuff82 on December 24, 2017 at 4:24 pm

What arcade games were at this theater?

hotwaterbottle on October 26, 2017 at 12:49 pm

MSC77, this may not be of much help to you but I recall the big 70mm house wasn’t cut up until after “Empire”, and possibly “Jedi”. By May 1977 the left aisle was already divided into a separate theatre, as was the balcony. I know a smaller separate theatre existed for a few years right next to bigger house, but was eventually incorporated into one big theatre by building the arcade and 2 other screens.

MSC77 on October 20, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Does anyone have a concise screen-count timeline for this venue? In particular, when did it transition from three to four screens?

Coate on September 29, 2017 at 1:35 pm

moviebuff82: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” did play here in 70mm but it didn’t open until the second wave of its release cycle in mid December, 1977. (The first wave consisting of NY and LA exclusives opened in mid November.)

moviebuff82 on September 29, 2017 at 12:54 pm

When did the Route 4 Tenplex get split surrounds? I’m sure with the release of Apocalypse Now many theaters used a 5.1 setup for 70mm engagements.

moviebuff82 on August 30, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Thanks for the update. Did Close Encounters open in 70mm at this theater on opening weekend nearly 40 years ago?

Coate on June 12, 2017 at 1:18 pm

moviebuff82: While “Raiders” did open 36 years ago today, the Route Four actually opened “Raiders” in 35mm. A 70mm print was screened beginning its fourth week. For more tech (and other) details, please see The Great Adventure: Remembering “Raiders of the Lost Ark” On Its 35th Anniversary.