HAMILTON, NJ -- There's no more popcorn popping since the screens at the AMC movie theater on Sloan Avenue in Hamilton abruptly went dark on Sunday. Employees of the large movie theater reportedly received emails on Saturday that the movie center would be closing the next day. 

Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin told TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville that the Township also was not notified in advance that AMC would be closing adding that the "timing is unfortunate" given the current economic climate. He has, however, been in touch with the property owner to quickly consider the future of the property. 

While Martin believes that transforming the 40-acre property would likely be a two-year project, he is hopeful that a potential investor or developer would see an opportunity there, particularly as interest rates are low. 

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As to what the Mayor would like to see on the site if AMC does not choose to reopen, he said that his Administration in brainstorming and the "everything is on the table."  He also is taking into consideration the challenges facing certain businesses or entertainment use of the property during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, he added.

The closest AMC movie theater located in the Princeton Marketfair Mall on Route 1 remains open. 

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