Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Efforts ongoing to reopen Cedar Lane theater
The owner of the planned Teaneck Cinemas on Cedar Lane is offering up free movie theater seats as he works to renovate the town's only movie house. Matthew Latten, who signed a lease in April for the former Cedar Lane Cinemas, told Patch last week that work was set to begin to modernize the theater. An initial July opening might have to be delayed until August, he said. The town's Planning Board recently approved a digital LED marquee for the theater. For now, Latten is asking anyone interested in the old seats to e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Related News: Follow Patch on Twitter, Facebook and click to sign up for News Alerts. News tip? E-mail email@example.com
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 …