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Posted on: March 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Union Theaters named Business of the Month


The Mayor and Committee of the Township of Union honored Union Theaters at their last Committee Meeting with the Business of the Month award, a prestigious award bestowed upon local businesses based on their longevity, quality of service and/or community partnership.


Located at 990 Stuyvesant Ave, Union Theater has been a staple of our community for as long as residents can remember. 


Empire Cinemas took over the theater two years ago under the management of Dana Johnson. Since Ms. Johnson’s arrival at the location, the Theater has actively sought to make themselves a valuable part of Union. 


“Not only have they maintained thesmall-town, local feel that so many of us cherished, but they have become oneof the most sought-after community partners,” said Mayor Suzette Cavadas. 


On February 21st, the Theater went aboveand beyond for the residents of Union during the Township’s Black History FilmFestival where they hoisted a free screening of “Hidden Figures.” The event wassupposed to be a first-come, first-served event limited to two theaters, butwhen about 700 residents turned out for the event, Johnson and her teamgraciously cancelled every movie in order to accommodate as many people aspossible. 


In addition, they donate numerous itemsto businesses and schools all around Union including popcorn for movie nights,movie passes for trick trays, and contributions to the Senior Center. 


They also participate in festivals withthe S.I.D., giving out popcorn and helping in any way they can. 


“Because of all they do we are proud tohonor Union Theater with this award,” Cavadas said, “we look forward to theirpartnership for years to come.” 


For questions on Union’s Business of the Month, please contact Natalie Pineiro, Public Information Officer, Township of Union, 908-851-5096 or via email at

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