Belmar Cinema

Main Street,
Belmar, NJ

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A small independent cinema tucked away in a strip mall next door to an Acme supermarket, the Belmar Cinema did only marginal business as a second run house. The only real activity I ever saw there was during midnight showings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”.

A name change to Man Ray Cinema, and policy change to art films did nothing to improve business, and the theater closed in 1981 and the space was converted to retail.

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thnj
thnj on August 25, 2007 at 10:56 am

I remember my older sisters going to see Rocky Horror every weekend in the 70’s. It was quite an event at the time.
I caught The Empire Strikes Back there right before it closed. They had an incredible sound system.

GaryCrawford
GaryCrawford on October 25, 2007 at 1:29 pm

Bob Hankins was the projectionist there, and I was there one night when he was in the auditorium talking to the manager, the reel alarm bell went off, and the reel ran out while he was not in the booth. He ran and got things going again in barely a minute.

I liked the place, nice and comfortable, good quality presentations. Gil Carney Sr. did the sound system, so it was top shelf.

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