Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas

1502 Route 35 S.,
Ocean Township, NJ 07712

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Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas

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Located in the Middlebrook Shopping Center. This opened October 21, 1994. Operated by Clearview Cinemas, in June 2013, it was taken over by Bow-Tie Cinemas when they took most Clearview locations. They closed the Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on October 24, 2014. It was reopened by Cine-Grand in November 2014. It was closed for renovations in April 2016.

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rivest266 on April 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

October 21st, 1994 grand opening ad in photo section.

John Fink
John Fink on April 2, 2016 at 6:40 pm

Currently undergoing a remodel under CineGrand – I believe recliner seats are on the way. CineGrand’s website is a bit odd (they run three others theaters, one in MN, one in CA and this one — talk about geographic diversity!). I think they fancy themselves as a luxury operator, they may be in Bulgaria — personally I think this site would have been a good one for a middle of the road dine-in theatre.

fred1 on April 3, 2016 at 4:48 pm

Here is the theater’s website http://www.cinegrand.us/

markp on August 20, 2016 at 10:16 pm

According to the website, still no showtimes listed. Is it possible this place has been closed for renovations since the early spring??

fred1 on August 20, 2016 at 10:23 pm

I wonder that Cinegrand did not proper funded the renovations ,and ran out of money

markp on October 16, 2016 at 10:48 pm

I drove by here about 2 weeks ago. It is far from ready to reopen. I have no idea what the delay is, but the windows were covered with brown paper and there was no sign of activity. Sad because this place holds a special place in my heart.

fred1 on October 17, 2016 at 5:32 pm

He is an article about the prolong rehabilitation of the middlebrook


markp on November 16, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Yesterday on their facebook page they posted that they are accepting applications this Thursday and Friday. The reopening cant be far behind.

fred1 on November 16, 2016 at 9:53 pm

That is good news.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm

Here’s the text of the WordOnTheShore article posted by fred1 on October 17, 2016:

OCEAN TOWNSHIP: The town’s movie theater will definitely be reopening…but exactly when is anybody’s guess.

Cine Grand Middlebrook, a movie theater located at 1502 Route 35 in Ocean Township, is currently closed for renovations and has been since February.

After months of seeing no work being done at the site and no updates from the theater’s Facebook page, a post was made yesterday.

“We are aware that this project has taken longer than hoped for,” the post states. “However, we find it in the best interests of both ourselves and the customers to handle it meticulously.”

The post states that the theater will be reopening “sooner” than people think and that the owners do have a set opening date.

After initially trying to remain open during the renovation process, the decision was made to close, renovate, and then re-open the newly-renovated theatre.

The exact details of the renovations are not clear but a response to a Facebook comment stated that they will include, “significantly more lobby space, vastly improved lighting and seating and a very unique ambiance.”

“We are not redecorating, we are truly remodeling this old thing,” the response states.

Cine Grand, a Netherlands-based international movie theater chain, began leasing the theater in 2014, after Bow Tie Cinemas allowed its lease to expire.

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