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.