So long Beach Theater: Demolition of theater underaway in Cape May

    It’s perhaps the end of an era for old movie houses on the Jersey Shore.

    Demolition has begun on the Beach Theater, Cape May’s last remaining movie house.

    The Press of Atlantic City reports attempts to save the old theater ended Monday, when construction crews began to take apart the structure, which opened in 1950.

    According to the Press of Atlantic City, a lawsuit had been settled between the city and the theater’s owner, with the city agreeing to allow the building to come down if work was done between Labor Day and December 31.

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    The paper says a call was made to the company that owns the theater but it was not returned.

    In the past, theater operators have said the theater was no longer profitable.

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