CRANFORD, NJ The Cranford Movie Theatre, located in the heart of Downtown Cranford, will reopen its doors on Friday, Nov. 8.

Jesse Sayegh, owner of the Cranford Movie Theatre and the Westfield Rialto, said he was caught by surprise when New Vision Cinemas LLC, which operated the cinemas in Union County, left the Rialto Theatre more than 16 months before the lease was set to expire and then vacated the nearby Cranford Theatre less than two weeks later. While the Cranford Theatre is set to reopen Friday, there has been no official news on The Rialto's future.

The Cranford Theatre recently underwent full renovations including new seats, drapes, floors, digital projectors, sound system and an upgraded concession stand. The theater will play a mix of art house, classic, foreign, special events and family-friendly films. It will also be available to rent for private and corporate functions.

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Doreen Sayegh, daughter of Jesse Sayegh who will run the new Cranford Theatre, is excited to be reopening in Cranford. “Cranford is such a welcoming community and we are thrilled to be a of part it. At the Cranford Theater, we treat our customers like family and want to provide enjoyment and an experience that will continue to bring people to Downtown Cranford.”

Last Christmas (PG13), The Joker (R), Judy (PG13), Addams Family (PG) and Midway (PG13) will be the first five movies featured upon the re-grand opening. 

PRICES (Matinee/Evening):

Adults: $10.00/$11.75

Child: $9.50/$9.50

Senior Citizen: $10.00/$10.00

Military: $10.00/$10.00

Student: $10.00/$10.00

*All shows before 4 p.m. are considered matinee. 

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