Friday, May 17, 2013
New digital marquee among upgrades planned at Cedar Lane movie house
The township's Planning Board recently approved a digital marquee at Teaneck's only movie theater, but the cinema's reopening could face a delay over missing paperwork, the theater's new operator said. Matthew Latten, who signed a lease for the shuttered Cedar Lane Cinemas in April, said existing plans for the space were missing, causing a slight delay in the start of renovations at the theater. "Yesterday is where I wanted to be three weeks ago," he said Thursday, explaining that crews had to draw up new plans. "We're getting close." The new Teaneck Cinemas is set to undergo extensive renovations, but much of the construction hasn't started yet, he added. "I know I was really hoping for a July 1 opening, but we might push back about a …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
New owner plans renovations at Teaneck movie theater.
A new operator has been found for the shuttered Cedar Lane Cinemas in Teaneck, and the theater is set to reopen in the coming months. Dennis Gralla, a real estate consultant for the landlord, said the new tenant signed a lease Wednesday and the landlord would countersign shortly. "It's a done deal," Gralla told Patch. Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin said efforts had been underway to find a suitable tenant to keep a movie house in Teaneck. The landlord had also sought to maintain the space as a theater. "I am thrilled that the movie theater where I watched my first movie is going to be reopened," Hameeduddin said. Matthew Latten, a 26-year-old from Long Island who co-owns The Sayville Cinemas, in Sayville, N.Y., told northjersey.com he had …
Monday, December 10, 2012
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Monday, December 10, 2012
Teaneck’s only movie theater, Cedar Lane Cinemas, closed late last month after the theater’s owner said they could not afford the at least $300,000 it would likely cost to upgrade to a digital projection system. Since the theater’s closure, a grassroots effort has formed to save the movie house. Local merchants worried the closure could harm business and, so far, no new operators have expressed interest in taking over the historic cinema. The landlord would like to keep a theater or entertainment venue on Cedar Lane, and converting the space to retail would be costly, a consultant for the landlord told Patch. The cost of upgrading to a digital format has become a challenge for small theaters across the country. Some have turned to …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Potential movie theater operators have balked at the cost of upgrading Cedar Lane Cinemas to digital format.
The landlord of the recently closed Cedar Lane Cinemas is committed to finding another tenant to run the historic theater, a consultant for the group said Sunday. Still, potential theater operators approached so far have been unwilling to cover the approximately $300,000 to $500,000 cost of upgrading the decades-old cinema’s four screens to a soon-required digital projection system, said Dennis Gralla, a real estate consultant for landlord Cedar Lane Teaneck Corp. “Our goal is really to keep a theater there,” Gralla told Patch. “We think it’s important in Teaneck to have that theater.” The landlord would also be willing to invest in other upgrades at the movie house if a suitable long-term tenant was secured, Gralla said. Other …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Cedar Lane Cinemas has served Teaneck for decades.
UPDATE: Landlord Hopes to Keep Theater on Cedar Lane Teaneck’s only movie theater, the Cedar Lane Cinemas, has closed, company representatives confirmed Friday. Majestic-Star Entertainment, which operated the theater, posted a message on its website saying that the cinema was closed as of Monday. Two company representatives reached Friday morning said Majestic-Star would no longer be running the cinema and a final screening was held Sunday. A sign on the building’s marquee said the theater was closed for renovations, and the future of Teaneck’s decades old movie house remained unclear. “It has ceased operation. It will not reopen under our company,” one company representative said. Nelson Page, the president of Majestic-Star, could not be …