Moorlyn Square Theatre
835 Moorlyn Terrace,
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Operated by: Square Theatres
Previous Names: Moorlyn Theatre, Moorlyn 4, Moorlyn Stadium 4 Theatre, Moorlyn Family Theatre
News About This Theater
- Jan 24, 2011 — Ocean City, New Jersey's two theaters are for sale
As the first large building for recreation on the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk, this opened in 1905 as a bowling alley named Moore’s Bowling Casino. It appears to have been the main attraction on the boardwalk in those early years.
It changed to a 1,600-seat movie theatre on June 19, 1922 named Moorlyn Theatre and has been one ever since. In July 1929 the theatre was moved 355ft toward the ocean, so it connected with the Boardwalk. It was divided in two in 1970 and into four in 1989. Closed for a while, the original building was mostly demolished and rebuilt in a different style. The theatre became one of only two theatres on the Ocean City Boardwalk.
It was operated by the Frank Theatres chain from 1989, it closed temporarily for the Winter season each year. It was taken over by the Ocean City Tabernacle and renamed Moorlyn Family Theatre. They closed it in February 2018 and it was put up ‘For Sale’. In November 2022 it was purchased by Town Square Entertainment with plans to reopen in summer 2023.
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