Shop Local: Beach Theatre

Behind its Art Deco façade, the of the credit for that has to go to Hollywood screenwriter and owner Michael France, (right), who stocks the movie house he’s owned since 2007 with a little something for everyone: first-run mainstream films (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button arrives Dec. 25), cult flicks (The Big Lebowski), indie releases, kids’ Saturday matinees (Miracle on 34th Street and A Christmas Story are on the December schedule) and blasts from the past (Superman and Jaws). Gift this: Visit the website or theater to order a personalized gift certificate. Specifies the admission price the giftee would need ($5 for seniors, students, military and children or $7 for adults) and then the amount of admissions they would like. 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach, 727-360-6697,

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