A Tampa Bay area landmark, the Beach Theatre was opened in 1940 (with a showing of Dust Be My Destiny) and is believed to be the Florida Gulf Coast’s first theater equipped for sound. You never know what to expect at the Beach Theatre, which showcases both mainstream Hollywood fare and independent features. The Beach also spices up its schedule with a number of special events, including Friday Night Cult Flicks, children’s matinees, Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings on Saturday nights, and community events.
Beach Theatre Information
- Public Transportation: Fair (a 4-minute walk from bus 90, the Central Avenue Trolley, and the Suncoast Beach Trolley at 75th Avenue/Gulf Boulevard)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performance/Programs: Mainstream, Hollywood offerings as well as screenings of independent fare and cult classics
- Ticket Prices: $7; Shows before 5 p.m. are $5; Students, Seniors, and Active Military are always $5.