Beach Cinema

110 Main Street,
Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

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Beach Cinema

Last single-screen in full-time operation in area. Opened at Christmas 1925 as the Palace Theatre. This motion picture venue, had been stage house previously, built in 1915. It was closed November 4, 2018.

Contributed by Gary Crawford

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GaryCrawford
GaryCrawford on October 17, 2007 at 11:18 am

Just a note to say thank you to the folks who keep us going by attending our shows.

judithblumenthal
judithblumenthal on July 17, 2008 at 2:26 pm

I enjoy reading about the Beach Theatre, which as I previously wrote was my teenage
Palace long ago. I think they changed the
program about twice a week because we
were always there. And would trek to the Francis Sweet Shop on Main Street for
banana splits afterward. I’m so glad you’re still around. Francesca

sandpiper
sandpiper on November 19, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Surprised to see only one passing reference to Vic’s. That’s what made (makes?) this the go-to spot for birthday parties on the shore. You and the 20-40 kids from your class go to the theater to see Star Wars or the Right Stuff after school, then go across the street to Vic’s, where the class mothers order up 8 to 10 pies and you get to tear into your presents. Classic.

markp
markp on November 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Does anyone know how this theatre made out after Hurricane Sandy? Any damage? And are they going to be able to convert to Digital projection, or will they fall victim to this senseless transformation.

markp
markp on April 1, 2014 at 11:42 am

Theatre is now digital as of the middle of March.

marcnata
marcnata on November 2, 2014 at 7:29 am

Projection quality and sound have greatly improved, but the authentic smell of urine still persists! Love the independent spirit of this place, even if it plays mainstream movies weeks after first run, and good restaurants all around it (ex. FINS two doors down). We go there about once a month.

markp
markp on November 2, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Theatre will close after last shows this sunday Nov 4. Theatre sold to owners of The Showroom on Asbury Park.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 5, 2019 at 6:11 pm

So what is happening with this house?

markp
markp on March 6, 2019 at 5:31 am

The plan was to split it into 3 theatres from what I read. One theatre would use the original screen and the other two would be in the rear of the auditorium. It shouldn’t take that long. Its already been 4 months. When I worked with GCC in the 70s we split theatres in less than 2 months.

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