Iconic Solar & Surf Cinema in Ocean Metropolis closing its doorways

Solar & Surf Cinema in Maryland’s Ocean Metropolis will shut its doorways for the ultimate time Monday.

Possibly you noticed the unique “Jaws” film there in the course of the summer season of 1975. Or “Top Gun: Maverick” this 12 months. Or one other common film when you had been on trip on the seaside.

Solar & Surf Cinema in Maryland’s Ocean Metropolis will shut its doorways for the ultimate time Monday.

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“After 50 years of movie memories, sharing popcorn and laughter on bad beach days and cozy nights, we will be closing our doors forever. Our last day is at summer’s end — Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022,” Sun & Surf Cinema’s Facebook post said.

“Thank you for sharing 50 years of date nights, teenage get-togethers and family gatherings with us. From The Godfather to Top Gun: Maverick — we couldn’t have done it without you.”

The two.37 acres that the eight-screen theater sits on at Coastal Freeway and 143rd Avenue will probably be redeveloped as city homes.

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On Fb, tons of of individuals commented on Sun & Surf Cinema’s post, sharing their ideas and recollections. Lots of extra shared the put up with the household and mates.

“Oh, no! This is the only movie theater we go to! Our family has even gone to this theater on Christmas. Thank you for many great memories we’ve made with the grandchildren and our date nights as seniors. You will be greatly missed,” wrote Brenda Kawiecki Larsen of Pasadena, Maryland.

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Cat Shue, who’s from Ocean Metropolis, wrote, “I’m crushed. What else is going to be left of our childhoods?!!!”

Brian Senseny, who tends bar within the resort, wrote, “Favorite date nights included eating Ponzetti’s Pizza and crossing the street for a new movie at your place. Will be sorely missed.”

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The closure will imply that Ocean Metropolis correct has only one different theater, the Fox Gold Coast, at Gold Coast Mall on one hundred and fifteenth Avenue. The subsequent closest theater is in West Ocean Metropolis.

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