Fox Sun & Surf 8 Cinema

14301 Coastal Highway,
Ocean City, MD 21842

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Fox Sun & Surf 8 Cinema

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Originally opened as a twin screen, it was later expanded to four screens, then eight screens. The World Premiere of “Violets Are Blue” with Sissy Spacek and Kevin Kline was held at the Sun & Surf Cinema. It was shown five days before the National release date. Tickets were $40.00 and included a reception after the movie.

Most of the movie was shot in Ocean City and the areas around it.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre, Mike Rogers

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 23, 2008 at 7:17 pm

Here is a 2007 photo of the marquee:
http://tinyurl.com/26kvqu

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 11, 2009 at 1:02 am

Info from the July, 1986, issue of Boxoffice Magazine: this theater, then called the Sun and Surf Cinemas, was acquired by Fox Theatres (a Reading, Pennsylvania-based company founded by Richard A. Fox in 1958, and not related to the earlier Fox circuit founded by William Fox) in 1980, when it was a four-screen house. It was expanded to eight screens in 1983. I don’t know who owned it before Fox, nor what year Carmike took it over.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Well, if CARMIKE has it is probably closed today or nearing its end.:Look at that crappy marquee!

muviebuf
muviebuf on January 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm

The Sun & Surf was originally built as a twin by Schwartz Theatres of Dover Delaware sometime in the late 60’s or early 1970’s. It was then expanded to four screens in the mid 70’s.

Schwartz sold its entire circuit to Fox Theatres of Reading PA in 1980. Fox Theatres then sold most of its entire circuit to Carmike sometime I believe in the mid 1990’s.

chinatownkid
chinatownkid on September 19, 2012 at 1:38 am

I went to this theater a number of times when I was teenager. My family used to vacation in Fenwick Island and this theater was within walking distance of our cottage. Also, a friend of mine worked there, and I was pretty friendly with most of the staff. I saw Roger Rabbit, Die Hard, Young Guns, one of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, Midnight Run, Darkman, and a little obscurity known as North Shore here…

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