Beach Movie Bistro doesn’t close, opens under new name

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach’s Beach Movie Bistro announced Wednesday that it decided to close its doors via Facebook.

Moments before updating its Facebook status to announce the news, the theater had updated its business hours to “Permanently Closed.”

On Thursday the theater released a statement saying they were temporarily closed and will open under a new name.

The name will now be Beach Cinema Alehouse and is now owned by long-time movie theater executives Time Reed and Robert Perkins.

“This facility has earned a well-deserved reputation as the Oceanfront’s favorite movie theater, and we couldn’t be more excited about honoring that tradition,” said Perkins. “Tim and I look forward to providing the same services and amenities customers are accustomed to, while adding future improvement to further enhance customers’ movie-going experience.”

The menu, pricing and facility will remain unchanged, a release said. It will, however, extend matinee pricing hours to 6 p.m.