Everything Old To Be New Again at Morristown Movie Theater

Movie renovations set to begin in early 2014.

The automatic ticket dispensers aren’t functioning, the seats are still careworn and uncomfortable and the speakers still sound blown out at big moments but the movies are back in Morristown and that is enough—for now.

Patrons were thrilled to return to their familiar haunt when they re-opened in Headquarters Plaza nearly a month ago and many, like Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty, are looking forward to the anticipated renovations.

“I’m looking forward to the renovations and the upgrades,” Dougherty said. “But it was nice to walk a few blocks and go to the movies and not have to drive out to Parsippany. Not that I have a problem with Parsippany, but I would rather spend money in my own town and support our business rather than supporting theirs.”

AMC director of Public Relations Ryan Noonan said that renovations are on track for early 2014 and should be completed by spring of 2014.

The plan to renovate the theater (auditoriums, concession stand, etc.) in phases is to ensure guests can still come see new releases coming to the big screen during the next few months. Noonan said the upgrades planned that will make patrons pleased.

"While not an AMC Dine-In Theatres location, we think guests will be amazed by the renovations when they’re complete," Noonan said. "We’ll be installing the most comfortable power recliners imaginable, and providing an improved concession experience."

New menu items will include favorite traditional concessions like popcorn and candy, along with items like chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, French fries, jalapeño poppers, pizza and Coca-Cola Freestyle. But the theater equipment itself will also be getting a major overhaul.

"We’ll be renovating the sight and sound presentation aspects in the auditoriums, and putting up fresh paint, new carpet, and renovating the restrooms," Noonan said.

For his part, Dougherty was just as pleased to see Eric “Fluffy” Glover ripping tickets again with his trademark flair as he was to see the theater back in business.

“It is good to be back,” Glover said. “I am happy to be here.”

Tell us: Have you been back since the theater reopened?

I plead the 2nd tchk tchk December 08, 2013 at 08:41 PM
I like Eric Glover, he has a really cool car if you ever see it around town. He has it all decorated up. My daughter gets a kick out of him. If we go see a movie we always check and see if it is playing in morristown first because of Eric. that is the truth.
Lois Lane December 16, 2013 at 02:09 PM
So happy the theater has reopened and that Eric has returned. We are really looking forward to the upgrades to come and EXTREMELY happy that it will not be a dine-in theater for two reasons. The first is that we want to keep all the local eateries busy and prospering. What better place for a dinner/movie date then our great little town! Secondly, yet most important to me is that the dine-in theater is one of the most annoying movie theater experiences. As a frequent movie goer, I don't want to hear people ordering their food, smelling their food and being further disrupted when it is time to pay for the food. Let's just the new, comfortable seating, the improved audio, renovated rest rooms and most of all ...the movie. Way to go AMC!!!
Liberal NOT December 17, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Thats awesome. I have kids that have gone to the movies all of thier lives and seen Eric. He has added to thier lives and Its awesome to see him back. Thank God. Live long happy man! Someday Ill bring my grandchildren to the movies and I pray Eric is there, smiling and happy, and healthy. God willing.


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