Former Surf-n-Sand Movies 8 becomes Beach Movie Grill

posted by CSWalczak on May 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Closed since 2008, the Surf-n-Sand Movies 8 will be renovated and become the seven-screen Beach Movie Grill. In addition to burgers and fries, more upscale entre├ęs will be available including some seafood offerings. The theater is expected to open on May 20 and was once a Regal operation.

Virginia Beach brothers Donald Pollard Jr. and John Pollard, both with national experience in retail real estate, joined with two out-of-town partners in the movie theater business to form Beach Movie Bistro Inc. The Pollards' parents owned the long-gone Surf ‘n’ Sand Motel, which stood on the site that became the movie theater.

There is more in the PilotOnline.

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Comments (4)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 9, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Well, if had been a REGAL theatre I am aure they stripped it to the bone like they did 12 plex here in Augusta!

raysson on May 10, 2011 at 6:08 pm

REGAL has stripped to the bone all of its megaplexes. Not to mention CARMIKE.

CSWalczak on May 10, 2011 at 7:55 pm

I suppose if these chains owned the fixtures, they were theirs to dispose of as they pleased. In this case though, the all or some of the former furnishings might have been discarded anyway. Most likely, the reason that the number of screens is being reduced by one is that one auditorium is being converted to a kitchen which would would require stripping that screening room out. The rest of the seating might well have to replaced anyway to accommodate small tables or tables between seats and probably seats would have been lost in the process.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 11, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Well, Georgia Theatres does it too.Guess GCC would have done if they would have had the money.

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