Ocean County Mall Cinema

1201 Hooper Avenue,
Toms River, NJ 08753

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 16, 2005 at 3:55 pm

Something else that I found dated 1999:

“Starwood Heller plans to acquire Seaview Square in Ocean Township, NJ from Equitable Real Estate Investment Management Inc. The 800,000 sq.ft. project, anchored by Sears and Value City, has been largely vacant since Stern’s and a movie theater closed in 1996. Speculation is that Starwood Heller will tear down the mall, with the exception of the two anchor stores, and build a power center anchored by Target and Lowe’s”.

teecee on June 17, 2005 at 9:55 am

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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 17, 2005 at 11:18 am

Okay McGarrett. I’ll add this puppy before I forget all about it.

John Fink  (www.johnfinkfilms.com)
John Fink (www.johnfinkfilms.com) on June 17, 2005 at 7:13 pm

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 on June 29, 2005 at 11:53 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 on September 14, 2005 at 10:16 am

Here is a marquee photo:
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Borgata on February 27, 2007 at 5:52 pm

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 on April 13, 2007 at 2:41 pm

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 on November 4, 2008 at 2:46 pm

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

dondoubleu3 on August 19, 2010 at 6:24 am

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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