UPDATE: What Should Go Here? Old Long Branch Movie Theater
Building has been vacant for close to 20 years
The site of the old Long Branch movie theater on Ocean Avenue has been vacant for almost 20 years, and there have been no signs of anybody buying the property.
The theater, which is located near Lou's Uniforms and Ocean Cafe, was once one of the only of its kind in the area, and was in operation before AMC Loews Theater at Monmouth Mall opened.
There is an application for the June 11 Long Branch Zoning Board where a group will present plans to build a synagogue and Jewish Community Center on the site.
The entire blacktop area behind the theater and the neighboring buildings are considered part of the property and are part of the site plan. The blacktop area is currently used as a free parking area by residents who visit West End.
We want to know what you think should occupy the old movie theater building? Do you think the synagogue is a good idea? Get creative and make your voice heard.