Cityplex 12

360-394 Springfield Avenue,
Newark, NJ 07103

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Loews, Sony Theatres

Firms: JKRP Architects

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Newark Metroplex, Newark Screens on Springfield

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 973.642.5555

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News About This Theater

Originally a 6 plex

Not related to the All Jersey multiplex, this theatre is the only theater left in Newark showing movies, and the only theater in the area that’s now independently run after originally owned by Sony/Loews, which would run the nearby theater in Elizabeth. It was originally a 6-screen theatre and opened on April 2, 1993.

In 2012, this movie theatre became the Cityplex 12. The largest screen in the revamped theatre will be called the Shaq-EX Premium Theatre Experience with a 43-foot screen and 3D projection. All auditoriums have stadium seating, and state of the art digital projection and surround sound.

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Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

moviebuff82 on March 21, 2011 at 5:55 am

according to Mayor Corey Booker, this theater will expand to 14 screens next year under the supervision of Newark-born and Boston Celtics player Shaquille O'Neal. The theater will have state of the art amenities. Groundbreaking is set for June, and will open for the holiday 2011 season. It’s about time that a megaplex returns to Newark.

moviebuff82 on May 26, 2012 at 9:50 am

Currently the theater is being expanded this weekend as CityPlex 12. The theater will have a soft opening this weekend followed by a grand opening for the 4th of July holiday. The largest screen in the revamped theater will be called the Shaq-EX Premium Theatre Experience with a 43-foot large screen and 3D projection, stadium seating and digital surround sound. All auditoriums will have 7.1 Dolby surround sound, digital 3D and 2D projection, and stadium seating. More info can be found at the theatre’s facebook page:

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I think this officiaally opened this weekend. (I heard something about it on 1010-Wins radio.)

CSWalczak on September 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Now owned by Shaquille O'Neal: View article

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 2, 2013 at 10:38 am

The Newark CityPlex 12 was designed by the Philadelphia architectural firm JKR Partners, which was formerly known as JKRoller Architects. There are six photos of this rather stark, modern cinema on the firm’s web site.

moviebuff82 on April 14, 2015 at 4:09 am

Looks like there have been a rash of breakins at this place…

moviebuff82 on April 14, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 16, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Linkrot repair: JKR Partners have renamed themselves JKRP Architects, and have reconfigured their web site. Four photos of the Cityplex remain on display at this link.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 26, 2017 at 6:00 am

Two people shot last night steps from this theater…

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