Ocean County Mall Cinema

1201 Hooper Avenue,
Toms River, NJ 08753

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teecee
teecee on June 16, 2005 at 12:50 am

This mall opened in 1976.

teecee
teecee on June 16, 2005 at 2:51 am

There was a Seaview Square Mall in Neptune. It is now a shopping center (Target, Costco, etc.). Perhaps there is a link between the two (PS Asbury Park is not too far away)

teecee
teecee on June 16, 2005 at 10:55 pm

LM: I think that you have enough information to ‘book it Danno’!

PS – I have a 1991 NJ newspaper that can provide the theater chain information. My guess is GC or AMC.

John Fink
John Fink on June 17, 2005 at 8:13 am

General Cinemas. This one was a GC. I think when the lease expired it was aquired by Cinemagic, who opperated discount houses in the area. It closed sometime I think before or around 2000. I’m not from the area so I don’t know when GC stopped operating it, but it was diffinatly before the days of the AMC take over.

cinemaguy
cinemaguy on June 29, 2005 at 12:53 pm

Applebees did not replace the movie theatre, it is across the hall. Applebees replaced Burger King and Optical World. The new Burger King is around the corner by Sears and Friendly’s.

It was a General Cinema theatre which closed in the summer of 1997, then it reopened in the winter of 1998 as a Cinemagic Discount theatre, which closed again in September of 2002. It has been closed since.

I have not been there since November of 2002, does anyone know what replaced the movie theatre or does it still have the barricade covering up the front?

teecee
teecee on September 13, 2005 at 11:16 pm

Here is a marquee photo:
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Borgata
Borgata on February 27, 2007 at 7:52 am

Nothing has occupied the space as of late 2006. The doors by the new Burger King and Friendly’s are there, but the lights in the hall are off, so you can’t really see in. The side by the Applebee’s is covered up by a wall.

zaxxon25
zaxxon25 on April 13, 2007 at 3:41 am

Saw several movies here while ‘down the shore’ as a youth, most memorably Red Dawn, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and A View to a Kill. Also saw some bad ones like European Vacation and The Man With One Red Shoe. Three theaters were side to side and I don’t recall any differences between them.

PirateJim
PirateJim on November 4, 2008 at 4:46 am

The space for this theater is now currently being converted into a Benihanna restaurant …

dondoubleu3
dondoubleu3 on August 18, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Benihanna now open. Theatre used to have an upstairs restroom. Don’t know what happened to that space. May have removed second floor when it was gutted.

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