Beyond MoCo: Sun & Surf Cinema Closing After Fifty Years in Ocean City

Fox Theatres announced on Tuesday that Sun & Surf Cinema, 14301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland, will soon close after fifty years of business. The final day of operations will be Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022. Fox Theatres will continue to operate the Fox Gold Coast Theater located next to the Gold Coast Mall at 11301 Coastal Highway, also in Ocean City, Maryland. Gift cards and passes from Sun & Surf will be honored at Fox Gold Coast.

Sun & Surf was built in 1972 as a twin theater (with two screens) by Muriel and Reba Schwartz of Dover, Delaware. Two additional screens were added in 1974. Fox Theatres acquired the theater in 1980 and added four more screens in 1982, expanding the theater to the 8-plex it is today. In 2015, the theater was extensively renovated and luxury recliners were installed. The Sun & Surf property was recently acquired by a local hotel developer.

“We have so many great memories of the theater, from serving local customers year round to being a vacation saver for a bad beach day,” said Donald Fox, President and CEO of Fox Theatres.

The theater, located at 143rd Street and Coastal Highway, will remain open daily through Labor Day, Monday, September 5. Tickets to first run movies and special events are available at Customers can follow Sun & Surf Cinema on social media for trivia contests and information on upcoming movie bring-backs including Jaws and Dirty Dancing.

The four screen Fox Gold Coast Theater, located next to the Gold Coast Mall at 113th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland, will remain open to play first run movies and special events, including the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD and Fathom Events beginning this fall. The theater was fully renovated in 2018 with all new heated luxury recliners and updated restrooms.

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.



2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES



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