Remember the old Surf and Sand Motel on Laskin Road from the late 50’s? That beloved beach icon – a U-shaped motel with a pool in the middle of it – stood on the property where Beach Movie Bistro stands today. Those were the days of poodle skirts and airwaves that grooved to the tunes of Under the Boardwalk (The Drifters) and Garden Party (Ricky Nelson). If you went to the movies, you probably saw Ben-Hur, Al Capone and Gidget, depending on your favorite genre and the time of year.
The Surf and Sand Motel eventually closed and reopened over the decades as varied movie theater chains. Fast forward to the grand opening of Beach Movie Bistro in 2011 and we’ve come full circle. The theater president’s parents owned the Surf and Sand Motel in the late 50’s and early 60’s. While we can’t bring back the poodle skirts (for now, at least), Beach Movie Bistro stirs feelings of warmth and good ol’ fashioned fun.
Beach Movie Bistro is not your run-of-the-mill theater. With 640 cushy seats (with extra leg room!), and seven auditoriums with tables, the theater melds together signature cocktails, an extensive menu, and first-run movie entertainment in a family friendly atmosphere! Movie-goers are locals (many regulars), and friendly newcomers who join us on a daily basis, too. Staff includes long-timers who truly enjoy what they do, from tending bar and turning out good comfort food, to taking tickets and waiting tables.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it…
Don’t want to stand in line? Click here to see the movies playing and to be able to purchase tickets online. Buy gift cards for that special someone, too. You’ll also want to arrive 30 minutes prior to showtime to place your food order from our wide-ranging menu. Remember, you must be 21 or older to consume alcohol.
Come on down. See you at the movies!
Beach Movie Bistro is the perfect place for your next event! Whether you’re looking to host a birthday party, children’s event, corporate gathering or community function, we offer the perfect space to meet your needs.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help make your next event a success!