503 Cedar Lane,
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Previously operated by: Cedar Lane Cinemas, Galaxy Theatre Corporation, Majestic-Star Entertainment, Skouras Theatres
Architects: John Adolph Emil Eberson
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Teaneck Theatre, Cedar Lane Cinemas
News About This Theater
- Aug 5, 2013 — Teaneck treasure to reopen soon
- Apr 15, 2013 — A new beginning for old Teaneck movie theater
- Dec 3, 2012 — Classic movie house closes in Teaneck
- Jul 1, 2009 — Classic Film Theaters in New Jersey and New York?
This former single screen movie house, which opened as the 1,034-seat Teaneck Theatre on October 21, 1937 with Sonja Henie in “Thin Ice” & Jane Withers in “Wild and Woolly”. It has been delighting northern New Jersey audiences for over six decades.
It became a triplex on January 27, 1984 and is now split into a four screener. The Cedar Lane Cinemas was a popular place to see first run movies and has retained its façade over the years. It was closed on November 25, 2012. Taken over by new owners, it was renovated and a digital projection system was installed, and it reopened December 20, 2013 as the Teaneck Cinemas, with a reduced seating capacity of 525. The reopening movies were “Anchorman 2”, “Frozen” and “Saving Mr. Banks”.
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A photographer caught the extreme makeover (I apologize if this link doesn’t work or changes) –
(Or search Facebook for Janet Joyner Photography and the album “Teaneck Cinemas”)
The theater had been in very bad shape last I visited in the spring of 2011 before they closed (I had seen a movie in the main auditorium where they used the curtain – cool, but the projection was out of focus, the sound was too low – especially for a dialogue driven Wit Stillman comedy, and the theater was freezing).
From the photos this place is looking great – with a complete modernization and a restoration of the some of the original art deco elements that were buried 20-40 years ago. I can’t wait to check it out this week!
This is very good news, John. Can’t wait to pay a visit during the holidays.
Would you know if they have the capacity for both 35mm and digital, or are they 100% digital, now?
Happy Holidays, Bob
The theater’s website hasn’t been updated . Have no idea what’s playing or its timetable.
Does anyone know if there are plans to bring into the Teaneck Cinema a “classic film” program as was the case with the former owners?
Hi, Would anyone know if the new owners of the Teaneck Cinema will continue to use the services of Moviefone.com to up-date their showtimes ? (For me, this is my main source of movie information.) I’ve only noticed thier showtimes on Fandango.
I have many fond memories of this place.
Wonderful single screen theater. Saw Sting here to a packed house.
Reopened by the Movie City chain on February 3rd, 1984 with three screens. Ad in the photo section.
This opened on October 21st, 1937 as the Teaneck Theatre. ad: Teaneck Theatre opening Thu, Oct 21, 1937 – 31 · The Record (Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Just posted grand opening ad as a Triplex on January 27, 1984. Ad in photos section. @rivest266 your one week off