Surfside Cinema

West Beach Boulevard,
Biloxi, MS 39531

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Surfside Cinema

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The Surfside Twin Cinema was opened in the early-1970’s by Gulf States Theatres in Biloxi, Mississippi on West Highway 90 (West Beach Boulevard) between Veterans Avenue and Travis Avenue.

It was one of the first theatres in the area with rockin chair seats. In the mid-1970’s two additional auditoriums were built on the south end of the building bringing it to a total of 4 screens. It was operated by Gulf States Theatres, Gulf International Cinemas and last by United Artists Theatres.

United Aritsts closed it in the late-1990’s. It operated as a night club for a number of years and has been vacant now for a number of years.

Contributed by Wayne Saucier

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

ahollis
ahollis on January 31, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Gulf States tried for many years to add more screens to this location and never could make it work. United Artists closed the theatre and Edgewater Mall when they opened the Biloxi Ten.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Bad location? why couldn’t it work.Bad Booking?

jeffconn
jeffconn on June 18, 2011 at 12:11 am

The Surfside was set off Highway 90 a bit, and the location isn’t quite close to anything. A few years ago, there was a sign on the site announcing a new high-end condo development. But the economy may have killed that project, and may have delayed the demolition of the Surfside.

a_hollis
a_hollis on August 17, 2011 at 8:45 pm

The theatre worked well and had great grosses, it was that GST never could find a way to add screens. The lobby was in the middle with two screens to the north and two screens to the south. The east front was the parking lot and another store and the west was an RV site and the property was not owned by the landlords. Surfside Four had a ton of great films and did well. It was just old and run down in it’s last years.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 2, 2013 at 3:39 pm

This opened on November 24th, 1971. Grand opening ad uploaded here.

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