Showroom Cinema

110 Main Street,
Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

Unfavorite 2 people favorited this theater

Showroom Cinema

Last single-screen in full-time operation in area. Opened as the 750-seat Palace Theatre in 1915, presenting vaudeville. It went over to movies at Christmas 1925. It was renamed Beach Cinema in 1976 when the seating capacity was given as 520. It was closed November 4, 2018. It reopened as the 2-screen Showroom Cinema on May 31, 2019 with a reduced total seating capacity of 336 (315 & 23).

Contributed by Gary Crawford

Recent comments (view all 27 comments)

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 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 on April 1, 2014 at 11:42 am

Theatre is now digital as of the middle of March.

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 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 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.

ridethectrain on January 5, 2020 at 9:07 pm

Please update, total seating 338. Theatre 1 315 and Theatre 2 23. Source Boxoffice Magazine

markp on January 6, 2020 at 10:12 am

I thought they were going to split it into 3. Btw, how was it split?? From the recent photos it looks like a side to side split instead of front to back.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater