Renovated Teaneck Cinemas Announces Opening Date

Movies to return to Cedar Lane after renovations

Teaneck Cinemas / Photo: Teaneck Cinemas
Teaneck Cinemas / Photo: Teaneck Cinemas

The long-awaited Teaneck Cinemas will open next Friday after months of renovations to overhaul the decades-old movie house, the new owner announced.

Films are set to screen again at the Cedar Lane theater Dec. 20, according to a message posted Thursday night on the Teaneck Cinemas Facebook page. Anchorman 2, Frozen and Saving Mr. Banks are among the movies scheduled for opening night.

Once called Cedar Lane Cinemas, the town’s only movie theater closed last year when former owner Nelson Page said he couldn’t afford the high cost of upgrading to a new digital projection system. The theater had also fallen into disrepair since opening in the 1930s, and many residents worried its loss would be a major blow to merchants in Teaneck’s large shopping district.

New owner Matthew Latten moved in to revitalize the aging theater, ushering in a slew of upgrades and modern amenities. New features include a remodeled interior, seat replacements, a digital color marquee, party space and the digital movie projection system, Latten told Patch.

KlmrTeaneck December 13, 2013 at 05:37 AM
I wish all the best to Teaneck Cinemas and to Matthew Latten! I was sad when the theater closed, and a bit apprehensive as to how it would be renovated. However...the marquee, alone, is stunning! And I admit to peeking through the doors to see a tiny bit of the metamorphosis and, it is beyond my expectations. Thank you for bringing new life to Cedar Lane, and Teaneck.
Liz Celotto December 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Extremely happy that Matt Latten has revived the cinema. I hope, though, that he will be showing some "independent" films that are sorely missed in Bergen county.
Art Vatsky December 13, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Dec 20. Three good movies. On OUR Cedar Lane. "If you rebuild it, they will come."
DMAB6395 December 14, 2013 at 04:41 PM
I can't wait to go to the new cinema! It's going to bring fun back to Teaneck and good movies as well. Good luck Matthew Latten and here's to a long and prosper reign!
Carolyn Ferrante December 14, 2013 at 07:05 PM
This great news is a wonderful Christmas present! I just hope that the new cinema features the fine films that the Cedar Lane Cinema had. Kudos to Matt Latten and to the town of Teaneck for its support of the project.
Doris Thurber December 15, 2013 at 08:48 AM
For Art's comment, I was looking for a blue thumbs up thingy to click.... ah...
Marge Teilhaber December 16, 2013 at 02:21 PM
It's wonderful news all around. I'll be there and surely will have dinner in town, too. Or ice cream. Or both.
KlmrTeaneck January 02, 2014 at 04:13 PM
I am curious to know what become of the theater's Wurlitzer organ. I've read no mention of it.


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