Fabian 8 Cinema

301 Main Street,
Paterson, NJ 07505

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ridethectrain on September 9, 2020 at 9:21 pm

Please update, total seat count 1169

Theatre 1 190
Theatre 2 and 3 91
Theatre 4 106
Theatre 5 150
Theatre 6 157
Theatre 7 139
Theatre 8 245

Seat count based on Fabian 8 App reserved seating.

PeterApruzzese on December 27, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Original Fabian: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2851/

RHETT52 on December 27, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Where’s the listing for the original FABIAN theater on this site?? They too it down?

zanne_37 on April 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Ear bleeding volume level! hence the reason this fabulous theater is always a ghost town. And do not ask Kumar to turn the sound down because you will be met with hostility and insult and then givin a refund and being told security is coming. Which we waited for they did not. So sad

Cinemasavvy on February 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Sound and Digital Conversion at the Fabian 8 Cinema. Work started on converting all 8 houses to digital expected to be finished by mid March 2012. More RealD 3D and new screens from Big Sky Industries. Theatre 5 is now a beta test location for Danley Sound Labs new cinema loudspeaker line. Designer Tom Danley is responsible for the volcano effects at the Mirage in Las Vegas and built the worlds largest subwoofer, The Matterhorn, with 40,000 watts of energy. Your innards jigggle during extreme special effects. High frequencies are spacious and superbly clean. Fabian 8’s theatre 5 may currently be the best sounding cinema space in the NY metro area.

John Fink
John Fink on March 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Agree with Fred, impressive presentation, large screens, comfortable seats and a very friendly staff. I caught the 1PM show of Brooklyn’s Finest in theater 8, the biggest theater in the complex. The layout is: 1 and 2 are to the right along with the men’s room, the box office, 7 and 8 and the women’s room are to the left. There are two concession stands opposite each other and 3 and 4 are to the left, 5 and 6 to the right following that. The staff keeps the theater spotless, and on the way out at least two asked if we enjoyed the movie and wished us a good day.

The place’s interior design reminds me a bit of the new Clearview look (reds wall paper and carpet), but the theater has top of line sound and an extensive use of LCD monitors even at the auditorium entrances, box office, concession and a few video poster cases.

Theater 8 is large with an entrance at the front of the theater, after walking down a hallway. Stadium seating and comfortable, wide seats along with good projection and sound. This is a great new theater, no expense was spared in building a complex that easily rivals Clifton Commons and the theaters in Wayne and its a bit cheaper. Parking was free for a few hours and the lot is brightly lit below, the mall itself is still a work in progress so I can’t wait to return when we’ll have more dinning options. Security while visible is not annoyingly so as you’d find in some other urban complexes. The theater’s smallish lobby might be an issue during more popular films but they seem to be set up to accommodate the traffic.

Another great feature is next door is the Paterson Art Gallery, an open, non-intimidating space that encourages families and mall visitors to come look around. This and the mall/entertainment complex is a great thing for Paterson and so far Center City looks to be a success, hopefully it’ll get a few more dinning options soon (Buffalo Wild Wings, which had been part of the original plan would be awesome).

fred1 on February 23, 2010 at 10:24 am

Change status as open

fred1 on February 22, 2010 at 9:40 am

A grat monden cinema. Excellant presantation. the have 2 consession stations opposite of each other .In the bigger theaters the entrance is at front of the theater insted of entering from the back and walk down the ailies to the staduam seating … The front of the theater has the look of a NYC townhouse , with the marquee in the middle

Cinemasavvy on February 20, 2010 at 3:13 pm

News Event: Film Cutting at 4:00 PM on Friday, February 19, 2010
Theater address: 301 Main Street â€" Center City Paterson, Upper Level
Theater Web Site: www.fabian8.com Box office recording: (973) 754-1111 Showtimes for opening weekend Friday, Feb 19 through Sunday, February 21, 2010 Valentine’s Day â€" 12:00, 2:30, 5:05, 7:50, 10:25 Book of Eli â€" 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:20 Edge of Darkness â€" 1:20, 4:10, 6:50, 9:35 Dear John â€" 12:05, 2:25, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50
Avatar â€" 12:20, 3:30, 6:40, 9:55 The Wolfman â€" 12:05, 2:40, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 Percy Jackson â€" 12:00, 2:35, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10 Shutter Island â€" 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:15

fred1 on February 18, 2010 at 11:22 am

I hope the print they showtimes tomorrow . Im planning to attend this weekend

tkuykendall1 on February 18, 2010 at 10:57 am


THIS FRIDAY 02-19-10


tkuykendall1 on February 18, 2010 at 10:56 am


THIS FRIDAY 02-19-10


John Fink
John Fink on February 6, 2010 at 1:13 am

Updated website now says it’ll be open February 19th with Shutter Island, Avatar, Percy Jackson, The Wolfman, Book of Eli, Valentine’s Day, Edge of Darkness and The Tooth Ferry.

John Fink
John Fink on January 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Website still claims a January 2010 opening….. we’re running out of January 2010…..

SolarisEclipseHeart on December 29, 2009 at 4:45 pm

I loved going to the Fabian as well as the Plaza when I was a child it was the only hang out spot for us back then. Paterson became boring after all the doors closed down hopefully it will bring life again to the young crowd activities instead of hanging out in the streets up to no good.

Cinemasavvy on December 13, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Fabian 8 Cinema website (www.fabian8.com) has posted that the theatre will finally be opening in January, 2010 after construction delays. They will be interviewing for staff positions on December 16 and 17.

The theatre is on the third floor of the new Center City Paterson building —– along with Space Port (family entertainment), Commerce Foods buffet, other restaurants and a very visible police substation. There are two floors of underground parking free for moviegoers. The entrance looks like an old fashioned brick front facade with a tile roof and neon blade sign. The marquee has a neon clock and large LED reader boards. On either side there is a video poster case. All 8 houses have wall-to-wall screens, 48' deep stadium risers and high back rockers with fold-up armrests. Technical:
Theatre 1 – 225 seats, Christie Digital, RealD, bi-amped front end.
Theatre 2 – 100 seats, 35mm, Dolby SR
Theatre 3 – 100 seats, 35mm, DTS
Theatre 4 – 100 seats, 35mm, DTS
Theatre 5 – 150 seats, Christie Digital, RealD, bi-amp, Danley Sound Labs test location for cinema products.
Theatre 6 – 150 seats, 35mm, DTS, bi-amp
Theatre 7 – 150 seats, 35mm, DTS, bi-amp
Theatre 8 – 255 seats, 35mm, DD, bi-amp
Fabian 8 will use self-service ticketing kiosks and Movietickets.com for on line sales. There is a large event room for parties and meetings and a 120 foot long outdoor terrace. Box office telephone is (973) 754-1111.

markp on November 10, 2009 at 11:54 am

No news yet?? I saw the other day someone posted photos of the old Fabian. It now looks to be in worse shape than the Kings in Brooklyn. Most of the seats have been stripped out.

moviebuff82 on October 15, 2009 at 4:13 pm

what’s the latest? I heard it’s opening in the fall.

markp on July 9, 2009 at 4:19 pm

I think many people are going to confuse this with the old RKO Fabian in Paterson, which sits empty, waiting for some TLC. In its final years, the old Fabian was split into 5 screens, and most people will probably think they just reopened it with 3 more screens. I wish these people well, since I know someone who is involved with the company running the theatre. I just think getting people to Paterson is going to be a problem. I hope I’m wrong.

moviebuff82 on July 9, 2009 at 3:22 pm

On the website, it originally says coming spring 2009.