Movies Down The Shore

In days gone by, the Moorlyn Theater was the place to go on the Ocean City Boardwalk to escape the heat and see the latest Hollywood releases. Movies played there for 95 years before the last film was screened in 2017 – but new plans will bring movies back to the theater. Town Square Entertainment, which recently purchased the historic building, announced The Moorlyn 4 will reopen this summer, provided all goes well with scheduled repairs.

The movie house, located on the Boardwalk between 8th and 9th Streets, started off as a 1,600-seat theater showing silent films in the 1920s. Town Square, which owns and operates several other Jersey Shore movie houses, considers the Moorlyn worth reviving, posting on social media: “The building has survived hurricanes, super storms, neglect, and even a 200-foot move to the east after the Great Boardwalk Fire of 1927. We have a lot of work ahead of us but we can promise you this: Ocean City will soon enjoy a better way to see a movie.”

January 2023
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