Fox Sun & Surf 8 Cinema
14301 Coastal Highway,
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Fox Theatres (Official)
Operated by: Fox Theatres (Reading, PA)
Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: Sun & Surf Twin Cinemas, Carmike Sun & Surf 8
News About This Theater
Originally opened on August 24, 1972 by Schwartz Theatres of Dover, DE. The opening movie in the Surf Cinema screen was “Carnal Knowledge” starring Jack Nicholson. It was initially a twin screen theatre, with the Sun Cinema screen opening on August 25, 1972. In 1974 it expanded to four screens. In 1980 it was taken over by Fox Theatres (Reading PA) and four more screens were added in 1982. The World Premiere of “Violets Are Blue” with Sissy Spacek and Kevin Kline was held at the Sun & Surf Cinema. It was shown five days before the National release date. Tickets were $40.00 and included a reception after the movie. Most of the movie was shot in Ocean City and the areas around it.
The theatre was extensively refurbished in 2015. Fox Theatres, based in Reading, PA. announced in July 2022 that the Fox Sun & Surf 8 Cinema would close on September 5, 2022. The property has been acquired by a local hotel developer.
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