The Montgomery inspires passion; here is a cinema that you either love or hate. Die-hard fans rave about its choice selection of independent films; detractors bemoan the lack of modern amenities. Indie film lovers view Montgomery Cinemas as a welcome oasis of art-house fare in the suburbs, where blockbuster theaters are more common, while less enamored moviegoers complain about the Montgomery’s frequent projector problems and the uncomfortable seating. The regulars love that the theater is quirky and somewhat dated, but newcomers might be put off by the small staff and slim pickings at the concession stand.
However, if you’re a moviegoer in desperate need of an independent or foreign film fix, Montgomery is the place to be in this area of New Jersey. As an added bonus, the theater has decent parking and is within walking distance of local restaurants and coffee shops. With the regular ticket price at $10 a ticket, the real draw may be its matinee prices, which cost a mere $7.
Montgomery Cinemas Information
- Public Transportation: Good (take bus 605 towards Quaker Bridge Mall, you’ll get off and walk along Route 206)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: occasional Hollywood blockbusters, Independent fare, foreign films, and documentaries
- Ticket Prices: General Admission $10; Seniors, Children, and Matinee $7