Madison Twin Cinema

Route 9 and Ernston Road,
Madison Park, NJ 08859

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Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp., Music Makers

Previous Names: Madison Township Cinema

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Located on the corner of Route 9 and Ernston Road, this theatre was a single screen from the time it opened November 20, 1963 with Jack Lemmon in “Under the Yum Yum Tree”. Itt was twinned in 1975. After twinning, each auditorium was long and narrow, with about 400 seats in each.

Was always the “forgotten child” under General Cinema, as Menlo Park, Brunswick Square and later Woodbridge always got the cream of the crop movies, while Madison got “sloppy seconds”.

Was sold to the Music Makers chain in early-1980, which ran it into the ground. The theatre closed for good on July 8, 1982 with “Porky’s” & “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid”. It was demolished for the Route 9/Ernston Road highway expansion.

Contributed by Mark Pusillo

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 1, 2008 at 11:33 pm

Was accross the street from the Sayrewoods Theatre.

“And now you know The Rest of the Story.” Paul Harvey

NickyG on June 15, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Grew up in Madison Park across Route 9 saw many movies there, Jeremiah Johnson in early 70s my sister and I were only ones at a 4:00 weekday show.
Remember a big lobby with lots of paintings.

markp on March 21, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I remember going there in 1978 to see “American Hot Wax” I was a union projectionist and always got in for free cause I knew the guys who worked there. Loved it as a single screen, hated it as a twin.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 21, 2011 at 8:15 pm

You know movie534,all the Union projectionists i worked with at ABC/PLITT and GCC only two guys actually enjoyed movies that ran the Booth,the other guys were always working on something on the make table or reading.I was an Assistant Mgr,and not an operator.

rivest266 on August 26, 2017 at 5:34 pm

This and the Turnpike Indoor theatres opened on November 20th, 1963. Double grand opening ad below:

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rivest266 on August 27, 2017 at 5:44 pm

This reopened as the Madison Township Cinema I & II on June 23rd, 1976. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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