Sony Long Branch 1 and 2

620 Ocean Avenue,
Long Branch, NJ 07740

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Previously operated by: Loews, Music Makers, Sony Theatres

Previous Names: Grant's Movies 1 and 2, Movies 1 and 2, Loews Long Branch 1 and 2

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Sony Long Branch 1 and 2

Grant’s Movies 1 and 2 opened on February 15, 1974 with “Crazy Joe” and “Fantasia”. Closed on June 18, 1995 with Christopher Reeve in “Village of the Dammned” & Chris O'Donnell in “Circle of Friends”. Demolition began on August 22, 2017(other buildings around it also plan to be demolished too!?) and replaced with a synagogue and seven retail shopfronts.

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dallasmovietheaters on February 7, 2019 at 11:40 am

Cinema III’s owner Edward Grant launched Grant’s Movies I & II on February 15, 1974 with Mayor Henry Cioffi cutting the ribbon at 620 Ocean Avenue in Long Branch’s West End. The auditoriums had identical capacity with 340 seats each. Music Makers Theatres Circuit bought the operation from Grant in December of 1978 becoming Movies I & II.

When Music Makers sold out to Loews, this location became a Loews Theatre Circuit operation and was renamed Loews Long Branch 1&2 in 1988. Under the Circuit’s rebranding to Sony Theatres Circuit, it closed as the Sony Long Branch 1 & 2 on June 18, 1995 with “Village of the Damned” and “Circle of Friends.”

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