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HOUSE OF WAX in synchronized 3D – what an experience!
Was there for HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER. You could have heard a pin drop as the final credits rolled.
My favorite theater for “midnight shows.” Remember seeing BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR and FRANKENHOOKER in particular.
This was THE PLACE. First film I saw here was THE JAZZ SINGER (1980) and the last was BLADE RUNNER FINAL CUT. What a tragedy that this palace is no more.
This and the Ziegfeld were my “go-to” thearers in the eary 80’s. Seeing RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK here was a religious experience.
Saw quite a few movies here in the early 90’s. I specifically remember seeing CANDYMAN and EVENT HORIZON. It was a nice theater.
That is ONE CREEPY PHOTO. Kudos.
Remember seeing remake of THE BLOB on balcony screen. That was a very weird setup.
First film I saw at this theater was CONAN THE DESTROYER. My ex would always get mad at me when I would sing along with the HOUSE OF RECORDS promo that was spliced onto the trailer reel of every screening – markp, do you remember it?
Saw so many movies here growing up, including KING KONG ESCAPES, THE GREEN SLIME, and COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE.
What a beautiful, family-run theater.
First film I saw at this theater was STAR TREK III. Also saw RE-ANIMATOR here – what a blast!
There seems to be some confusion here. There is no 1655 Oak Tree Rd in East Brunswick, only Edison. The theater we knew at that address, we called MOVIE CITY 6, and is now the site of BIG CINEMAS 8.
Was the East Brunswick theater part of the Woodbridge and Edison chain?
markp, you are responsible for many of my memories! Cheers.
Last film I saw here was BATMAN MASK OF PHANTASM on Christmas day 1993.
Vividly remember the line snaking back through the parking lot for JAWS.
Remember crossing the picket line to see LIFE OF BRIAN.
Was projectionist at this theater in 1979. Was nearly fired for ruining reel 1 of Langella DRACULA. Manager said, “the only reason you’re not fired is because this movie is a flop.”
Saw a lot of movies here as a kid. My most vivid memory is waiting in the lobby to get into KING KONG, listening to John Barry’s score echoing down the hallway during the pr vious screening.
So badly wanted to see Russ Meyer’s UP! at this drive-in, after seeing the ad in the newspaper. Unfortunately I was 12 years old!
Saw PLANET OF THE APES here in 1968. First time I had buttered popcorn.
Didn’t see a lot of films here, but vividly remember getting a kid booted out of DARKMAN for throwing his soda at the screen.
My most vivid memory of Blue Star was waiting in line for three hours to see the first midnight show of BATMAN in ‘89.
First film I saw at this theater was GREMLINS, in which I was mildly disappointed. Just like Paul, I saw PREDATOR here on opening weekend.
Saw a lot of limited distribution horror films at this one, including DAY OF THE DEAD (first film I saw here,) and EVIL DEAD 2. My most vivid non-genre memory of MC5 was seeing GOOD MORNING, VIET NAM in a sold out screening, with a column directly in front of my seat, obscuring half of the screen.
Those photos are equally chilling and fascinating. Can’t tell you how many films I saw there between 1985 and 1996. I know the first film I saw there was LIFEFORCE, and I believe the last was HELLRAISER BLOODLINES.
By ‘96, it was getting sketchy, and we switched to Hazlet until we moved out of NJ in '99. What memories.