Beach Theatre

315 Corey Avenue,
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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The Beach Theatre (Credit: Anthony Salveggi)

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The Beach Theatre opened on January 15, 1940 with 528 seats. Remodeled in the mid-2000’s, this Art Deco movie theater is close to the pristine beaches of western Florida. It recent years it showed a mix of movies, plus some live performances. The Beach Theatre was closed in November 2012.

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MovieMad52
MovieMad52 on December 19, 2012 at 2:11 am

I would love to help get this theatre reopened with the owner. I have 43 years of theatre and restaurant experience. Would be fun.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 19, 2012 at 5:31 am

The owner has established this website for those who would like to help reopen the theater as a not-for-profit.

Jannie Gunnlaugsson
Jannie Gunnlaugsson on March 28, 2013 at 5:23 am

The website listed above was set up about 2 years ago when the owner announced the intent to switch to a non-profit. The transition hadn’t happened, yet, by the time of the theatre’s closing in the middle of last November. There are some legal issues preventing the reopening, but hopefully, once settled, it’ll reopen. I haven’t spoken to the owner recently, but I worked on their website and Facebook page for years until last May.

MarkNYLA
MarkNYLA on April 17, 2013 at 11:38 am

Sad to report that screenwriter Michael France, the owner of the Beach Theatre, passed away on April 12, 2013. I wonder what will happen now to this great and nostalgic venue.

MovieMad52
MovieMad52 on April 20, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Condolences to the family.

RRF
RRF on July 8, 2013 at 1:01 am

I remember over the years several owners breathing life into the location….with competition from drive-ins and AMC nearby. If I am not mistaken the building is a qounset metal hut construction behind the facade.

maleman
maleman on August 31, 2013 at 2:11 am

When I lived in St Pete Florida back in 1971 I went here a lot and if I remember they used to run Marx Brother movies

MovieMad52
MovieMad52 on April 5, 2014 at 6:05 am

Would love to reopen this classic theatre.

MovieMad52
MovieMad52 on September 30, 2014 at 4:46 am

I would love to reopen this theatre with the family if interested. Shame that this theatre is closed.

J_R
J_R on October 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Message for MovieMad52: Hey, I noticed that you have a desire to reopen the Beach Theater (from your comments spanning 2 years). If you would like to discuss a possible business venture that would satisfy your dream, please contact me at . I have some ideas about a “new” st. pete bch theater. I’ll tell you more if you reply!! -J R

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