Beach Theatre closer to end

posted by Michael Zoldessy on December 30, 2008 at 7:45 am

CAPE MAY, NJ — With future plans now in motion for the theatre site, the Beach Theatre’s days are numbered.

The city’s last movie theater is one scene closer to The End.

The Cape May Planning Board late Tuesday night granted preliminary site plan approval for Frank Investments Inc. to convert the Beach Theatre into six housing units.

The company still needs state environmental permits before it can build.

Frank Investments, which runs a chain of cinemas, including ones in Rio Grande and Stone Harbor, previously received approval to demolish Cape May’s 58-year-old movie house.

Read the full story in the Press of Atlantic City.

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Comments (3)

markp on December 30, 2008 at 7:55 am

Another one bites the dust. Its funny how after Franks got hold of all these south Jersey shoe theatre from Hunts, that they all just went to hell. This one, the Shore Twin, Casino, Blaker, Ocean Twin all in Wildwood, gone. And from different comments elsewhere on CT, the Ventnor Twin looks to be a goner too. I remember even into the mid 90’s, all these theatres would be doing huge business during the summers. What a shame.

nerwall16 on December 30, 2008 at 9:59 am

very sad, as a life long south jersey shore guy i have vivid memories or these theaters from my youth, and i spent a summer running the stone harbor theater

markp on January 2, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Todays Star Ledger has it listed, and says to “please call theatre”. I guess thats it.

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