The building that housed Hoboken’s Bow Tie Cinemas is under contract to be sold to the Hoboken Grace Community Church, the church announced.
The move is part of the church’s “Home Initiative” to find a new permanent space. The church had been renting space at the HOPES CAP preschool on Garden Street, and started to look for a new place in 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic began.
The church plans to use the space for church services, concerts, school graduations, and other activities. Church pastor Chris High said that they’re excited about keeping it as a place to serve the community.
Completion of the move is to be determined.
Two multiplexes left
The Bow Tie theater was closed during the pandemic last year; it reopened in September before closing at some point afterward.
Bow Tie was leasing the space before leaving, according to High. He said the developer was looking for someone to acquire the building, when the church contacted him.
The purchase leaves only two movie theaters in Hudson County, AMC Newport Centre 11 in Jersey City and Kerasotes Showplace 14 in Secaucus. Both are currently open.
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