17 Movie Theaters In NJ That You Can Rent For A Private Screening With Your Crew


If Netflix on the small screen is getting old but you’re wary of going to a theater right now, we’ve got good news —you can rent out an entire theater for a private screening with your quarantine crew. That’s right, theaters around New Jersey are offering specials for up to 20 of your friends and family to go to the movies in a fun and safe way. Add in extras like candies and buttery popcorn, and you’ll feel like you’re back in pre-COVID times. Expect to catch the newest releases you can’t stream at home as well as family-friendly holiday movies like Elf, The Polar Express, and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch. Read on to find one of the rent-your-own theaters in NJ near you.   

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Here are 17 theaters in NJ you can rent for a private screening

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AMC Theaters
With locations all over NJ, AMC has a bunch of movie options with a rent special starting at $99 for holiday faves like The Polar Express and Elf, to $249 for new releases like The Croods: A New Age. With reclining seats that feel like lounges, there’s plenty of room for your crew to get comfy and social distance. And they take your health seriously, doing everything from deep cleaning the theaters before and after each show to health screening their employees and making sure all visitors wear masks, unless, of course, you’re chowing down on some snacks during the show. 

South Jersey

AMC Monmouth Mall
180 NJ-35, Eatontown, NJ 07724
(732) 935-0789

AMC Brick Plaza
3 Brick Plaza, New Jersey, 08723
(732) 262-1545

AMC Freehold
101 Trotters Way, Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 294-7761

AMC Seacourt
Seacourt Pavilion 635 Bay Ave Toms River, NJ, 08753
(732) 505-3405

Central Jersey

AMC Brunswick Square
755 NJ-18 East Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 613-1117

AMC Dine-In Menlo Park
55 Parsonage Rd Unit 390 Edison, NJ 08837
(732) 321-9093

AMC Marketfair
3521 US-1 Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 681-5602

AMC Dine-In Bridgewater
400 Commons Way Ste Bridgewater, NJ 08801
(908) 725-2005

AMC New Brunswick
17 US-1 New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(877) 262-4450

North Jersey

AMC Mountainside
1021 Route 22 Mountainside, NJ 07092
(908) 232-6587

AMC Aviation 
1200 South Stiles Street, Linden, NJ 07036
(908) 474-0271

AMC Jersey Gardens
651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 289-1855

AMC Newport Centre 
30-300 Mall Drive West, Jersey City, NJ 07310
(201) 626-3258

AMC Dine-In Essex Green
495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 731-6692

AMC East Hanover
145 NJ-10 East Hanover, NJ, 07936
(973) 515-1160

 AMC Clifton Commons
405 Route 3, Clifton, NJ 07014
(973) 614-0966

AMC Morristown
72 Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 355-6413

Cinemark Theaters 

Through Cinemarks private watch party (available at 4 of their locations) you can find a ton of holiday movies, new releases, and classic comedies for the whole family to enjoy at affordable prices ($149 for new releases and $99 for classics) and reduced prices for your party at the concession stand. Popcorn, large fountain drinks, ICEE’s, and candy are all included in the discounts. XXL popcorns on us, anyone? Check out times, movie availability, and locations on their website, and book online–they even sell private party gift cards, which is the perfect present for the movie lover in your life. 

Cinemark Hazlet
2821 NJ-35, Hazlet, NJ 07730 
(732) 888-1352

Cinemark Watchung
1670 US-22 East, Watchung, NJ 07069
(908) 561-5970

Cinemark Willowbrook Mall
1400 Willowbrook Mall, Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 890-8644

Cinemark Somerdale
711 Evesham Rd, Somerdale, NJ 08083
(856) 784-3429

Bowtie Cinemas

With parties of up to 20 people starting at just $99 for holiday movies and $149 for hot releases like The Prom, you can turn your regular Saturday night into something magical. Bowtie is making sure that everyone is safe—masks are required throughout the theater unless you are actively eating or drinking, and they deep clean before every showing. Although this deal is limited to the Hoboken theater right now, they say they will be expanding this option to more locations around the state very soon. 

Bowtie Hoboken
409-415 14th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 552-6800

About Author

Ali, raised on an alpaca farm by bakery owners in Princeton, NJ, is a Jersey girl through and through. Upon meeting her Red Bank-based in-laws, she fell in love with the Jersey shore and all it has to offer — from great hiking trails, to the fun towns, to the beach only minutes away. She especially loves being close to her soon-to-be husband’s large Irish family, where the 30+ first cousins are now starting families of their own- and can’t help but spend all her time with all of their babies. In her spare time, you can find her wandering around quaint NJ towns, oil painting, trying her hand at baking complicated desserts, and hiking Sandy Hook trails.