It can't be all fun in the sun during your Myrtle Beach vacation. After all, the sun is down for half the day, and rainy, cloudy or way-too-humid weather can put a stop to outdoor activities. Those are the times to go catch a flick on one of the many movie theaters on the Grand Strand. Featuring all the latest releases plus more popular, second-run films, this top five list of Myrtle Beach movie theaters has what you're looking for. Whether it's a daytime matinee or a late-night showing, you can relax, snack on some popcorn and take in the box-office favorites at one of these locations: Broadway 17: Located at the Broadway at the Beach complex, this venue boasts 16 different movie rooms with all the modern features plus one unique venue known as the Big D Theater that offers the ultimate movie-viewing experience. Known as the “Large Format Digital Experience,” this state-of-the-art, high-tech theater features the latest in digital audio, video and special-effects technology to take your movie-going experience to the next level and beyond. Utilizing cutting-edge cinematic technology, the Big D features an 82-foot screen with high-resolution and ultra-bright picture quality that takes you on location and puts you in the middle of the on-screen action. The other 16 theaters also offer HD, 3D, surround sound and all the modern amenities. Cinemark 14: Adjoining Coastal Grand Mall, this 14-room movie complex offers a great opportunity for parents and kids to take in a movie to break up a day filled with shopping. Offering 14 modern theaters and first-run movies, the Cinemark also offers discounted matinees and $1 popcorn days at the concession stands. Better yet, the theater entrance is situated just across from the mall's food court, so you can grab a bite to eat before or after the movie without loading up on candy and soft drinks. Frank's Theaters: This Murrells Inlet complex takes movie-watching to the next level. Featuring tables and chairs instead of rows of movie seats, Frank's allows guests to enjoy a first-run film in the comfort of a pub setting. Order beer, wine and mixed drinks to go with a long list of menu items, from appetizers to full-course meals. Frank's also offers a private movie theater for large groups, and an adjoining bowling alley, arcade and game room give visitors a lot of opportunities to do more than watch a movie. Why sit in a movie theater when you can catch a film in this unique environment? Grand Cinema 14: This state-of-the-art movie complex is the centerpiece of the Market Common's entertainment district. Featuring a large marquee that resembles something from the Roaring 20s, this movie theater offers an excellent atmosphere and location to take a break from a long day of shopping. Relax in the comfortable seats and enjoy the latest hit films. The theater is also surrounded by great restaurants so you can take a date out for dinner and a show. Ripley's 5D Moving Theater: This isn’t your traditional movie theater, and first-time visitors are in for a real “moving” experience. Located in the heart of the downtown district, this unique attraction is part theater and part thrill ride. Using the latest in high-tech special effects and computer graphics, Ripley’s Moving Theater incorporates 5-D technology to take guests on a wild ride. Experience the virtual thrills of riding a roller coaster, racing motorcycles or driving snowmobiles over mountainous terrain while your body involuntarily reacts to all the action. Guests sit on the edge of their seat and hold on for dear life as the Moving Theater takes them for the ride of a lifetime. (Posted: 10/14/2014) (Photo Courtesy: myrtlebeach.com)
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