Cinema Plaza in Flemington may not have a future
FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Cinema Plaza may be in the last part of its life. Although plans were announced some time ago to replace it with a modern, state-of-the-art multiplex, the current operator wants now to build at a new location. The building that houses the cinema started out as a dairy barn in 1921, and later became an automobile dealership. It became a a five-screen theater 1981; a sixth was later added in what was the originally a hayloft.
Cinema Plaza at 240 Route 202-31 could be demolished to make room for a retail complex to be called Shoppes at Raritan. If the proposal is accepted, the new complex will include a CVS pharmacy, a bank and restaurant as well as retail stores
Under the corporate name of 240 Highway Rt. 202 Associates, property owner Steven Kalafer has submitted at application and plans to the township Planning Board. Kalafer is best known as founder and chairman of the Flemington Car and Truck Country group of dealerships.
The full story is at NJ.com.