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Teaneck Movie Theater Aims To Open by October

New owner working to modernize Teaneck’s lone cinema

File photo
File photo

Renovations at Teaneck’s shuttered movie theater are ongoing and the cinema could open by October, according to a post on the theater’s Facebook page.

The owner of the new Teaneck Cinemas, Matthew Latten, is aiming to open in mid-September, with a target opening set by Oct. 1, the post said. Latten told Patch in May that he initially hoped to open in July or August, but faced some paperwork delays.

Latten signed a lease in April for Teaneck’s only movie theater, formerly called Cedar Lane Cinemas. A series of major upgrades are planned at the theater, including new seats, a new digital color marquee, party space and a digital movie projection system.

The new Teaneck Cinemas plans to play first-run movies, Latten has said.

Former theater owner Majestic Star Entertainment shut down the movie house late last year, citing the cost of upgrading to the new industry standard digital movie system.

Janet Joyner Photography, a new Cedar Lane studio, is tracking the theater’s renovations in photos on its Facebook page here.

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Jacob August 05, 2013 at 11:26 AM
Paperwork delays? Are using the wrong printer to print admission tickets?
John Santaella August 05, 2013 at 11:31 AM
The township wants complete transparency. That's the only way things are done in Teaneck.
Diane Schwarz August 11, 2013 at 09:53 AM
Maybe if the town offices were open on Fridays, it would help! I've heard complaints from others trying to do projects. Teaneck is the least cooperative town around! Endless paperwork! Certainly we should have strict rules, but if we REALLY want business, can't we expedite things?
Art Vatsky August 11, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Diane is right. Our town offices are open less that 39 hours per week instead of the 40 hours previously. That is in addition to the 4 day work week. I am disappointed that the negotiations with the town hall bargaining units haven't concluded yet. It was the Council/Manager that wanted the current plan. Giving our employees an extra 52 days off a year was supposed to result in major productivity improvements. Has it? I don't see how it could. Maybe the near $4 million the Council voted to expand our town hall will make a difference. These are office/paperwork jobs. Productivity changes when processes are changed. There are no plans to change any processes so don't get your hopes up.
John Santaella August 11, 2013 at 05:05 PM
Art, the township employees receiving an extra 52 days off may have been an unforeseen result of the township manager wanting one less day to commute to Teaneck from Jackson for himself.

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