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Address: 201 Engleside Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1764
Phone Number: (609) 492-9477
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Very sad that the theater closed it's doors. Had tremendous shows, talented actors - and a great ice cream shop next door that was affiliated with the theater. Why hasn't the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2016
Stephan A
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Lancaster, PA, United States
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Lancaster, PA, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Very sad that the theater closed it's doors. Had tremendous shows, talented actors - and a great ice cream shop next door that was affiliated with the theater. Why hasn't the Borough of Beach Haven, or a non-profit group stepped up and purchase the building and continue the long-time tradition of entertainment?

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Goshen, Connecticut
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Unfortunately this beloved attraction is no longer available to us. It was closed and sold at auction due to bankruptcy in 2015. I will be miss by youn and old who have vacationed and live on the island and have enjoyed the fantastic shows that have been presented there.

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Fishkill, New York
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

The Surflight had been a staple of LBI for many years and had presented some memorable shows. Apparently, the artistic value wasn't enough to keep it going without being able to pay the bills. Alternative venues were tried for the past few years, but it wasn't enough to keep the doors open. Don't plan on bringing the kids to the... More 

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Warrington
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

I loved the Surflight Theatre growing up. I am now 60 years old and I have fond memories of going to the matinee children's shows and then to the adult ones at night. I remember Joe Hayes always saying "as the lights slowly dim"-- and then of course, they would go right off-- and then the show would begin. A... More 

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1 Thank CindyKWarrington
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66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

So very sorry to see this wonderful theater close its doors for good. Hoping someone will buy it and keep it going but this doesn't look good!

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Thank Arteacher2010
New Jersey
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I wonder who bought it??? I am not sure but i heard they can not take buildings down. It would be great if it was turned into a quaint little shopping village and keeping the theater the way it was.

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Thank tootsie4
Croton on Hudson, New York
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Better take this off your listings, the theater went out of business and so did their ice cream parlor with the singing waiters. Big loss for the tourists.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have seen many shows at the theater including musicals and concerts. I have never been disappointed. The theater is small and the view of the stage is great no matter where you sit. The talent is top notch and I always leave having totally enjoying the performance.

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Thank nanc91753
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80 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Visited Surflight for the first time to see The Wizard of Oz and they really put on a great show. Seats were a good size , but a bit lumpy. Show Prices were reasonable , and the cast of the play hung around after the show for pics and autographs. The kids loved it. Will definitely go back...

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St.
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

I have been taking my kids to the Surflight for years. They put on wonderful children's productions and the cast is outstanding! Great experience for all...

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