Woodbridge General Cinemas II

US Route 1 and St. George's Avenue,
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

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Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp., Walter Reade Theatres

Functions: Restaurant, Retail

Previous Names: Woodbridge Walter Reade

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Woodbridge Cinema

The Woodbridge Walter Reade was opened April 3, 1968 as a 1,500-seat single screen theatre. It was located in the old Korvettes Shopping Center on Route 1 and St. George’s Avenue, (Route 35) in Woodbridge.

It was taken over by General Cinema on June 10, 1977 and converted to a twin theater November 4, 1977. It closed in May 1992.

Contributed by Jack Stachowicz

Recent comments (view all 43 comments)

rivest266 on August 27, 2017 at 4:34 pm

This was taken over by General Cinemas on June 10th, 1977 and became a twin cinema on November 4th, 1977. Both grand opening ads from GCC in the photo section.

Seattleprojectionist on May 18, 2019 at 8:05 am

Was this GCC Unit #898? I worked as projectionist at #896, the King Cinema in Seattle, WA.

markp on May 19, 2019 at 5:09 am

Yes. It was 898. Seaview Square in Neptune/Asbury Park NJ was 897. I was a projectionist here at 898, as well as 537, 713 and 715.

geraldlovenguth on July 16, 2019 at 12:12 pm

I live across the the street from (1966 to 71) I was 9 when they opened and my mom worked at the candy counter. I remember watching her being trained (2 weeks before grand opening) I must have seen, Planet of the Apes 20 times in 1968. It was a very special time, plus I got all the candy, popcorn & soda for free.

moviebuff82 on March 20, 2020 at 8:29 am

How long did the apes movie last?

markp on March 20, 2020 at 8:49 am

moviebuff82, I don’t know how long Apes played there, but I can tell you that from 1972 thru 1974, only 3 movies played here each for 6 months. The Posiedon Adventure, American Graffiti and The Sting.

Guodone on October 5, 2020 at 9:43 am

I saw ‘Heroes’ here in 1977. Henry Winkler, Sally Field and Harrison Ford (in a small supporting role). My girlfriend and I saw ‘Close Encounters’ at the Ziegfeld theater in NY in the afternoon and this movie at night.

markp on September 5, 2023 at 10:53 am

Sept 4 marks the anniversary that this theatre closed and was renovated to a twin theatre.

markp on September 5, 2023 at 10:54 am

I should add to the above comment that was in 1977

50sSNIPES on September 5, 2023 at 11:27 am

Closed in May 1992.

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