Old Movies by The Sea
4005 Pacific Avenue,
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Old Movies by The Sea (Official)
Previous Names: Sea Theater
News About This Theater
- Jul 16, 2012 — Theater for sale in Wildwood
- Aug 30, 2010 — Historic Sea Theater features "The Pendant"
- Oct 15, 2009 — The historic Sea Theater hosts a Halloween triple feature
The Sea Theatre opened in 1915 as a nickelodeon, but apparently closed by 1920, the Sea Theatre became a hardware store. In 1925 it became a music store. By the early to mid-1960’s it had become a baby store which closed in the 1980’s and the building became vacant. It was purchased in 1998 by the Penkalskyj family and reopened in 2003 as a 68-seat movie house.
As reported in the July 23, 2012 Philadelphia Inquirer, in 2012, the theatre did not reopen and has been placed for sale with an asking price in the mid-$200, 000. The Inquirer also reported that in reopening the theatre, the new owner found the sloped concrete floor and the original red wallpaper, and he installed a 1940’s Super Simplex projector and a platter in the original projection room.
It was purchased by new owners and reopened on December 8, 2022 as Old Movies by The Sea with 40-seats. At the rear of the theatre is an outdoor space which has 35-seats and an 85" T.V. screen.
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