Summit Hippodrome Theatre

1214 Summit Avenue,
Union City, NJ 07087

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Previously operated by: Brandt Theaters

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Summit Theatre, Summit Quad, Cine Tony

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Summit Theater Today

The Summit Hippodrome Theatre was opened in 1905. This working class theatre was converted into 4-screens in 1990 and renamed Summit Quad, with seating provided for 132, 150, 130 and 171, giving a total seating capacity of 583. It was closed in 2011. Renovations were carried out and it reopened on February 2, 2013 presenting classic & family movies and live performances, but seems to have not been successful and soon closed.

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SummitHippodrome
SummitHippodrome on January 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm

@lostmemory- If possible I’d love to use your photos for the website. They are beautiful and shows the theaters transition.

Robert Kratky
Robert Kratky on February 11, 2013 at 3:56 am

I am looking forward to the Summit’s restoration and renovation with much positive anticipation.

The only model that I have at the moment for this type of restoration is the great job a group of local residents known as the “Friends of the Loews” did with the Loews Jersey at Journal Square (I guess you can tell I’m a big fan of the Loews!) Monthly “classic” film programs, live shows etc. Will the Summit be operating along these lines?

Robert Kratky
Robert Kratky on March 10, 2013 at 7:52 am

Hi.

Is there any news regarding the renewed interest and restoration of the Summit? The web site makes no note of any activities beyond Feb. 15th. (The classic films program seems interesting.)

Robert Kratky
Robert Kratky on April 7, 2013 at 11:36 am

Still no up-dates on the Summit web site as to new programs, films etc.???? I hope interest in this theater has not slacked off.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 1, 2013 at 8:32 pm

There is nothing on the Summit Hippodrome’s official web site but a rather cryptic message from what is probably the hosting company. Nothing is listed at web sites such as Box Office Mojo, either. I don’t think this theater is open.

Robert Kratky
Robert Kratky on December 28, 2015 at 8:06 am

Very quiet around here for a few years!!! Is the Summit officially “dead in the water” awaiting some local contractor to take over? A true shame. I guess Union City has no need for this great little local cinema with the advent of the Secaucus and Ridgefield theaters many years ago. I still think that whoever owns this property should take a “cue” from what the FOL is doing with the great Loewe’s Jersey at Journal Square. The Friends of Loews is keeping that theater quite viable!

Robert Kratky
Robert Kratky on September 12, 2019 at 9:54 am

Any up-dates on the “fate” of the Summit?

Predator
Predator on July 10, 2020 at 12:18 pm

At one time this theatre was known as Cine Tony.

Robert Kratky
Robert Kratky on July 27, 2021 at 2:01 pm

Hi, Is there any “post covid” interest in re-opening this great, neighborhood theater? I, personally would travel just about any distance to attend some films at my old, childhood “haunt”!

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