Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre
99 Monmouth Street,
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Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre (Official)
Previously operated by: Walter Reade Theatres
Architects: William E. Lehman
Firms: Dahn and Krieger Architects
Functions: Live Performances, Movies (Classic)
Previous Names: Carlton Theatre, Monmouth Arts Center, Count Basie Theatre, Count Basie Center for the Arts
News About This Theater
- Apr 30, 2013 — Flick - A month long Celebration of Film and NJ Filmmakers at Count Basie Theatre
- Aug 13, 2012 — Free Film Series at the Count Basie today
- Apr 1, 2011 — Count Basie Theatre FREE Film Series 2011
- Mar 26, 2010 — Basie facade to be rejuvenated: Count Basie Theatre to launch "Let's Face It" Capital Campaign!
- Mar 24, 2010 — NJ Premiere of the beautifully restored print of "The Red Shoes" - Free Screening!
- Jan 18, 2010 — Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ added to National Register of Historic Places
- Jul 7, 2008 — On Line LIVE Theatre Renovation website
- Aug 25, 2004 — Count Basie
The 1,783-seat Carlton Theatre opened November 11, 1926 with Richard Dix in “The Quarterback”. It featured both movies and vaudeville. It was a Walter Reade theatre. After a successful multi-decade run, the theatre closed in 1970.
Three years later, it was purchased by the Monmouth County Arts Council and renamed the Monmouth Arts Center. It was later renamed once again, as the Count Basie Theatre, after the famed Red Bank native and now features live dramatic and musical performances.
The Count Basie Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 24, 2009.
In September 2017 ground was broken to construct a second auditorium adjacent to the theatre. The theatre has been renamed Count Basie Center for the Arts.
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The movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” sold out every seat last night here! 2nd screening tonight, with many seats already sold out. The theater has 7.1 surround sound so should be a marvelous experience.
I was told a little more than 775 people for last nights second night showing.
9 films for Awards season! From Jan 21 thru Feb 6. One time screenings of each at 7 PM, check website. Toy Story 4, Honeyland, American Factory, Judy, Marriage Story, Parasite,The Lighthouse, The Two Popes, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The website does not refer to a health provider. I checked photos via google of the marquee, and I don’t see the health provider name there either. Count Basie, that I see.
It was renamed in 2018, but seems like it’s the name of the main auditorium, but the new name is also on the marquee as well now, in smaller lettering.
The website says Count Basie Center for the Arts.
Who are you? The theater name police? This is getting tiresome
The entire complex is called Count Basie Center for the Arts. The original main auditorium is referred to as Hackensack Medical Center Theatre. More people know it as Count Basie theater than HMCT.
Cinecommcentre there is still all the 35mm stuff there. I haven’t looked in that cabinet in 5 years which is the last time we ran 35mm. Im not sure about books. As I said I haven’t been into the cabinet in years. No need to now that the use the Digital projector exclusively.
November 11th, 1926 grand opening ad posted.