Friendly Cinema

451 U.S. 9,
Bayville, NJ 08721

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Previously operated by: Loews

Previous Names: Berkeley Cinema 1 & 2, Loews Cinema 1 & 2

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Located on Atlantic City Boulevard (U.S. 9), the Music Makers chain opened the Berkeley Cinema 1 & 2 April 18, 1973. In 1986 it was taken over by Loews. On March 27, 1992 it was renamed Friendly Cinema. It was closed on July 23, 1998.

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dallasmovietheaters on February 5, 2019 at 4:59 am

Bayville’s Berekley Plaza at 451 U.S. 9 had a long-running A&P Grocery Store as its anchor and at the opposite end it had Music Makers Circuit’s 12th location in its Berkeley Cinema I & II. The Berkeley Cinema I & II launched with “Soylent Green” and “Walt Disney’s The World’s Greatest Athlete” on April 18, 1973. When Music Makers sold to Loews in 1986, the cinema became known as Loews Cinema I & II. Loews dropped the theatre on June 7, 1990. It cited the opening of the 10-screen Seacourt Pavillion seven miles away as its reason.

On March 27, 1992 and under new operators, the theatre relaunched as the Friendly Cinema. It closed after completing a 25-year leasing cycle with “Black Dog,” “City of Angels,” and “Dirty Work” on July 23, 1998.

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