Updates

June, 2022

Through the the support of the City of St. Pete Beach and several members of the Corey Avenue Business Association, the Beach presented Judy at 100, a month-long series of film screenings celebrating the 100th birthday of Judy Garland. The films were held outside at Horan Park, and were free to the public.

April, 2022

The Theatre held a Movie Poster Fundraiser, featuring more than 800 original theatrical movie posters left behind inside the theater, representing 25 years of Beach Theatre programming. All proceeds went towards the ongoing restoration.

Q1-Q2 2022

Preliminary steps of reconstruction undertaken, including removal of damaged wall and ceiling panels, and repairs to the floor.

Additional contacts made ahead of construction.

December, 2021

Bay News 9 interviewed Chris and Shana about ongoing developments.

Cleaning and design conversations continue.

November, 2021

The Beach Theatre Community Foundation, Inc., the 501(c)(3) through which the Beach Theatre will operate, was formed.

Shana Nichols named Executive Director, and Joey Hager named Director of Operations & Programming.

Early stages of the remodel carried out, including repairs to the roof, removal of old seats, and initiating the design process.

Official Beach Theatre website and social media accounts made public.

ABC Action News story as part of St. Pete Beach coverage.

October, 2021

Beach Theatre Team built.

Initial clean-up begun.

Taking into consideration hundreds of emails sent from the community, the core team construct a vision for what the theatre would be.

September 15, 2021

Public meeting held at the St. Pete Beach Community Center to discuss the future of the theater, led by Chris Scott and Hendrik Bisanz.

Coverage in the St. Pete Catalyst by Bill Young.

August 11, 2021

Chris Scott purchases the theater.

November 18, 2012

The Beach Theatre closes.