Beach Cinema Alehouse

941 Laskin Road,
Virginia Beach, VA 23541

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Previously operated by: R/C Theatres, Regal Entertainment Group

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Surf-n-Sand Movies 8, Beach Movie Bistro, Beach Movie Alehouse

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 757.963.2548
Manager: 757.963.6764

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Beach Cinema Alehouse

Opened by R/C Theatres in September 1991 as the Surf-n-Sand Movies 8, the theater closed in 2001 when it was under Regal Cinemas management. It later reopened under R/C management which closed it in 2008 when its parent company failed to pay rent. The theater reopened in May 2011 as the Beach Movie Bistro with seven screens and food and beverage service. By early-2019 it had reopened as Beach Movie Alehouse. It was closed on March 18, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was announced on January 18, 2021 that the closure would be permanent.

It was reopened as the Beach Cinema Alehouse in May 2022.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

jamestv on April 30, 2011 at 10:43 am

What about the Columbus Circle and Pembroke Mall?

CSWalczak on April 30, 2011 at 11:02 am

Here is an article about the theater’s reopening: View link.

jamestv on April 30, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I also left out the Strawbridge 12.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 1, 2011 at 7:52 am

Beach Movie Bistro Inc. is owned by Virginia Beach brothers Donald Pollard Jr. and John Pollard with two out-of-town partners. The Pollard’s parents owned the long-gone Surf ‘n’ Sand Motel, which stood on the site that became the movie theater. The 20,000-square-foot Surf ‘n’ Sand opened with 8 screens.

Open ~1995-~2008? Can anyone verify the exact dates?


1995 R/C Theatres Management Corp., of Maryland

1998 Regal Cinemas Inc.

January 2001 Regal closed

Later 2001 R/C Theatres Management Corp. reopened

January 2008 closed

More info and photos always welcome.

Just 1 ½ miles from the beach.


Scott Neff
Scott Neff on July 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm

This theatre’s completion was announced in the September 1991 edition of Boxoffice. RC Theatres was the operator.

jeffconn on April 8, 2019 at 8:17 am

It is open. Now known at the Beach Cinema Alehouse, it’s a dinner and a movie theatre.

dallasmovietheaters on January 22, 2021 at 8:21 pm

The Beach Cinema Alehouse closed March 18, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On January 18, 2021, the operators made the closure permanent.

rivest266 on October 24, 2023 at 11:25 am

Opened on May 24th, 1991 by R/C Theatres. Grand opening ad posted. Checked showtimes today to find out that it’s open.

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