Thereafter, the theater will be open for first run movies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, owner Fred Rast said. Private parties, concerts, films by independent local producers will occur whenever they are available and scheduled.
Atlantic Cinemas in Atlantic Highlands is closed until further notice, owner Fred Rast told MMM this morning.
Rast announced last week that he was limiting the ticket sales in his theaters to 1/3 capacity in order to provide social distancing space between patrons. Even still, the box office sales over the weekend were less than $200 and did not cover the cost of sanitizing the 5 plex.
Atlantic Cinemas, Atlantic Highlands, announced today that they are drastically limiting their ticket sales in order that patrons will be able to enjoy first run movies without sitting too close to other customers. These measures are being taken to address concerns expressed by their patrons in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Effective immediately the theater will only sell 1/3 of the seating capacity for each of their five screens.
Atlantic Highlands activist Joshua Leinsdorf says that Route 36 in Atlantic Highlands, Highlands and Middletown has a higher per capita pedestrian death rate tham Newark and he wants our elected officials to come together to solve the problem rather than blaming other agencies has they have for years.
Leinsdorf posted the following video and narrative on Art Gallagher’s personal facebook page:
Seven term Atlantic Highlands Councilman F. Lou Fligor told MMM that he has not ruled out running for mayor of the borough as an Independent candidate this year. He has until June 4 to file nominating petitions.
Dylan Rieger, the 27 year old Belford resident who allegedly struck and killed John and Barbara Grogan of Atlantic Highlands on Route 36 on Friday night, has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving in connection with the incident, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced.
The Grogans were attempting to cross the intersection from the northbound direction of State Highway 36 and Grand Avenue at approximately 7:50 p.m. Friday evening, when they were struck by an eastbound 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, driven by Rieger.
John Grogan, 60, and his wife Barbara Grogan, 59, were stuck and killed by a motor vehicle on Route 36 in their hometown of Atlantic Highlands on Friday evening, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
According to Gramiccioni’s announcement, the Grogans were attempting to cross Route 36 at the intersection of Grand Ave. when they were struck by a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, driven by Dylan Rieger, 27, of Belford.
The phrase “silly season” is usually used with regret to explain or justify slanderous demagoguery between local politicians trying to convince their neighbors that their opponent, another neighbor, is a dangerous criminal with a communicable disease.