Loews Route 18 Theatre
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Previous Names: Sony Theatres Route 18
The Melody Mall Shopping Center was built in late-1969. The Loews Route 18 Theatre was at first a single screen that opened on March 4, 1970 with exclusive of screenings of “Cactus Flower” starring Walter Matthau. Seats, curtain, and lobby wallpaper designs like that of the remodeled Loews State Theatre in NYC, with lobby containing pink and white wallpaper of silent film stars. Theater hard ticketed for “Paint Your Wagon” in 1969 road show.
Managed for first ten years by Melvin Messenger, old school Loews Manager from Buffalo, NY theatre.
It was twinned on June 13, 1973 and reopened with “Pat Garret and Billy the Kid” on both screens. Closed in the mid-1990’s when a large megaplex opened on Route 1.
It was converted into a K & G Men’s Store and by 2020 had been demolished.
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