Could the Beach Theatre Reopen?

While the Beach Theatre is closed, there are hopes that it will reopen and be better than ever.

The Beach Theatre, which has stood since 1940, closed its doors in late November.

The doors may not be closed for good if residents have anything to say about it.

Currently, owner Mike France is looking into options to reopen the theater in the future, according to an article from Bay News 9.

The Corey Corners shop on Corey Avenue also posted on Patch's previous article, Don't give up on the theatre just yet. Someone out there does care. :-)

The Beach Theatre's marquee is currently set up to wish the supporters well with "Thanks for the memories".

The Beach Theatre opened on January 15, 1940 with the film Dust Be My Destiny. Since then, the film has been continuously and playing movies every week, save for a year-and-a-half during World War II, when they were told by the military to suspend operations.

Anne Hensel Realtor December 01, 2012 at 01:11 PM
The place is such an icon in St Pete Beach, hope it reopens.
james n peebles December 01, 2012 at 01:51 PM
first thing to do is replace those terrible old seats, either with new or gently used from another theater or renovation project---this is a must these days--i think the problem is that with what i understand to be an English owner of the real estate, no one wants to make significant capital improvements in the property, and lets face it down the road it could be turned into to prime retail or even redevelopment property---it is a real shame that this area cannot support a viable alternative to the dreaded multiplex movie experience----
Catherine Quindiagan December 01, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Many years ago the whole school at Gulf Beaches Elementary walked down to the Beach Theater to see E. T. Our school resource officer stopped traffic for us. We got the movie, popcorn and a drink for a real deal. It was unforgettable. One more of our wonderful GBE memories.


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