Allwood Cinemas 6

96 Market Street,
Clifton, NJ 07011

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Operated by: Empire Cineplex Cinemas

Previously operated by: Clearview Cinemas, Consolidated Theatres

Architects: Sidney Schenker

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Allwood Theatre, Allwood Quad Cinema, Allwood Sixplex

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 973.778.9747

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Allwood Cinemas

Originally a big single screen movie theatre operated by Mid-Century Theatres, the Allwood Theatre was opened on July 26, 1950 with ‘A Special Hollywood Preview’ with film star Tom Ewell appearing ‘in person’. It was twinned on December 15, 1978. It became a quad on March 20, 1987. Two more screens were added on November 22, 1989.

It is still the only remaining small theatre in a town that now has a 16 screen multiplex owned by AMC, which makes more money than this local cinema. Two auditoriums have digital sound, while the others have Dolby Stereo and mono sound. Still a cheap way to go to the movies, and easier now that online ticketing is available. The Allwood Cinemas 6 was closed by Clearview Cinemas on May 19, 2013.

It was reopened by Empire Cineplex Cinemas on June 21, 2013.

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Recent comments (view all 66 comments)

moviebuff82 on November 17, 2018 at 5:54 pm

It was at this theater where i went all the way on my own to see “A Bugs Life” where I saw the teaser for “The Phantom Menace” a week after the trailer made its debut in limited release. I already saw the trailer on tv so i knew what the crowd had in mind before the movie began. Little did I know was that Lucasfilm would soon be part of Disney.

Warren Gunther
Warren Gunther on November 28, 2018 at 8:53 am

I used to work here—1966-67. I made $0.75-$0.85 per hour as an usher. In ‘67 we had Dr. Zhivago for almost a month. We only had one screen back then. Even now, I still find myself spouting the lines.

moviebuff82 on December 15, 2018 at 10:50 am

On this date 40 years ago, Superman premiered in Dolby Stereo.

moviebuff82 on March 9, 2019 at 10:04 am

According to Google reviews, they are renovating some seats in order to compete against the nearly 20 year old Clifton Commons complex which has reserved seating in all their screens.

rivest266 on March 12, 2019 at 1:09 pm

This theatre and the Clifton theatre both reopened as a twin cinema on December 15th, 1978. Grand opening ad posted.

moviebuff82 on April 23, 2019 at 5:29 pm

were they identical?

Ariellab on April 3, 2020 at 7:23 am

Growing up in Clifton in the 1960’s on Beverly hill rd, all the neighborhood kids use to spend are Saturday afternoons there. In 1968 my best friend & I both became ushers and had the time of our lives. We started when they were showing Yellow Submarine and it was held over for weeks. Couldn’t get the songs out of my head. One of my duties was changing the posters when a new movie came in. I had the greatest poster collection until mom decided to clean out the basement one day.

ridethectrain on June 25, 2021 at 8:49 pm

Please update, became a twin on November 15, 1978, Quad on March 20, 1987 and a sixplex on November 22, 1989 Grand Opening ads in photos sections.

Jerseyboy on September 7, 2021 at 2:47 pm

April 2021 an application was submitted to the city to demolish the Allwood Theatre and replace it with 5 retail shops at ground level and a 4 story apartment building for seniors. It would be 42 age-restricted units. Several major variances would be needed.

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