Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas

1502 Route 35 S.,
Ocean Township, NJ 07712

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fred1 on October 17, 2016 at 9:32 am

He is an article about the prolong rehabilitation of the middlebrook


markp on October 16, 2016 at 2:48 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 August 20, 2016 at 2:23 pm

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

markp on August 20, 2016 at 2:16 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 April 3, 2016 at 8:48 am

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

John Fink
John Fink on April 2, 2016 at 10:40 am

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.

rivest266 on April 2, 2016 at 10:05 am

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

markp on May 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Drove by this place today for the first time in a long time. The marquee by the highway still bears clearview cinemas on it. So Bow tie never bothered to change it, and now this cine grand outfit hasnt done anything either. I hate to see what the inside of the theatres look like, or what the presentation looks like.

John Fink
John Fink on November 8, 2014 at 6:23 am

They’re an exhibitor from the Netherlands – from the looks of their website they have four theaters – one each in India, Bulgaria, Romania and Ocean, New Jersey………


markp on November 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Never heard of CINE-GRAND

gershonsafe7 on November 7, 2014 at 7:14 am

theatre has re-opened under CINE-GRAND.

markp on November 6, 2014 at 10:01 am

Never had a scratch in the 9 years I was a projectionist there. But that all ended in march 2004

zabler on November 6, 2014 at 9:36 am

Place was in poor shape, I saw a film there that had a yellow scratch throughout the entire film. At least they comped us at the end.

zabler on November 6, 2014 at 9:29 am

Place was in poor shape, I saw a film there that had a yellow scratch throughout the entire film. At least they comped us at the end.

gershonsafe7 on November 3, 2014 at 3:59 pm

In response to the person about amc getting clearance.This is no longer permitted by the Film Companies.Whoever takes this theatre over,it needs alot of work to compete.

John Fink
John Fink on November 3, 2014 at 7:42 am

I had visited this theater last summer – this was my last first run 35MM experience! The theatre was in pretty good shape – certainly not dirty or in disrepair as far as I can tell, but between the 35MM (they had at least one digital 3D set up) and the Clearview sign in the parking lot the writing was on the wall that it might not stick around for a while. (Hopefully for the new operators it doesn’t stay closed for too long, otherwise AMC might demand clearance).

markp on November 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm

I havent been in there since I left in March 2004 as the last union projectionist. It wasnt bad then. How dirty and in disrepair is it??

gershonsafe7 on November 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm

if any company plans on taking this theatre over,they will need to renovate. This theatre is old and dirty.

markp on November 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Drove by here today. Really strange closing. All poster cases still have posters of all recent movies. A box was on the boxoffice counter that said RealD 3D glasses. And not one sign or mention that its closed or a new owner coming in. Also the old marquee on Rte 35 still says Clearview Cinemas on it. I guess Bowtie wasnt putting any money into this place.

markp on October 29, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Wow, thats a shame. I really loved this place when I was projectionist there from 1995 to 2004. The AMC up the road has always been a drag on this theatre. And another problem was each time someone new took over they kept changing the policy, prices, showtimes, etc.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 28, 2014 at 8:34 am

Friday 10/24/14 seemed to be the last day of operations by Bow Tie. A woman answering the box office phone (732-493-2277) said Bow Tie is out of there and a new operator is coming in. She believes the name is Cine Grand but she wasn’t sure of the exact name or the date they will reopen.

markp on October 28, 2014 at 5:15 am

This theatre is no longer listed on the Bow Tie website. Is it closed? Or was it taken over by a different chain.

markp on September 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm

After 9 ½ years of not wanting to step near this place after Clearview dumped the union projectionists, now that Bow-tie is running it and has bargain Tuesdays, I may be so inclined to go see a movie here. Thinking about it.

markp on March 9, 2009 at 7:13 am

Exactly 5 years ago this weekend, March 7, Clearview kicked the union projectionists out of this theatre and Edison, and with it, the best presentations they would ever have. I can only imagine what it must be like now, 5 years later.

markp on March 14, 2008 at 8:50 am

Its been 4 years since Clearview kicked us UNION projectionists out of here, but if memory serves me, the seat counts were as follows, (or pretty close)
Cinema 1 320 seats
Cinema 2 292
Cinema 3 265
Cinema 4 156
Cinema 5 193
Cinema 6 193
Cinema 7 155
Cinema 8 312
Cinema 9 292
Cinema 10 320
I remember when I was there with my partner, we always had 100% perfect projection. I don’t know what its like now, since I’ve been gone for the past 4 years. This is one theatre, that in all my 33 years of being a projectionist, that I can say I really miss working in. But Jimmy Dolan and his band of pencil pushers came in, and out we went. So I have moved on to other theatres, both film and stage, where I can say I am appreciated for what I do, not looked at as a liability, like it was here.