Quality Entertainment Near the Beach
After spending the day on the pearly white beaches, give date night a twist with a show or movie at the Martin Theatre in Panama City. Located in the heart of Downtown Panama City, Florida, the Martin Theatre has been a pivotal entertainment feature in the community for over 80 years. First opening its doors as the “Ritz” in 1936, the Martin Theatre was originally part of a cinematic chain company based out of Columbus, Georgia before being bought out by the Martin family in the 1950s.
The theatre was temporarily vacant before the Downtown Panama City Improvement Board and the state stepped in and renovated the historical venue. Since reopening its doors again in 1990, the Martin Theatre events includes a variety of programming such as The Martin Theatre Presents series, movie series, and The Martin Ensemble series, and serves as a rental venue for plays, community events, and private parties.
Due to the building’s age and the devastation of Hurricane Michael, the Martin Theatre is currently operating at The Panama City Center for the ARTS located directly across the street until the iconic performing arts structure is rebuilt, while The Martin Theatre Presents series will be programmed at the Majestic Beach Resort in Panama City Beach. The community and tourists are promised that the theatre will keep its classic facade with renovations and once again brighten downtown with its neon lights.
Downtown Date Night
Go out for a night downtown or a theatre Sunday brunch with The Martin Ensemble Theatre, which will be programmed at the Upper Gallery of The Panama City Arts Center. Enjoy a show at the Martin Theatre/Panama City Center for the ARTS and let date night continue with a delicious bite from nearby restaurants.
Within walking distance, enjoy a savory hot dog from the renowned Tom’s Hot Dogs or a delectable authentic Mexican dish from Maddie’s La Casita. For a more romantic dinner, opt to sit outside on the terrace and enjoy live music at the cafe, Trigo San Francisco Style Deli & Catering.
Where to Stay
Majestic Beach Resort
Indulge in the luxury amenities at the Majestic Beach Resort. This resort is a great option for families of all sizes or a romantic escape. Here, 650 feet of private beach on the Gulf of Mexico is your backyard. Relax in one of the two heated indoor pools or in the sauna and steam rooms with stunning views of the Emerald Coast. There is also a children’s pool, two hot tubs, an arcade, tennis courts, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. After a day of leisure or adventures with the emerald paradise, opt for a night in with The Martin Theatre Presents series at the Majestic Beach Resort Ballroom.
Just minutes away from the activities and festivities offered in Downtown Panama City, Laketown Wharf offers a luxurious beach escape with nearby dining, shopping, and entertainment great for a family vacation or romantic getaway. This popular resort has magnificent lake and gulf views. A stay at Laketown Wharf is the full Panama City Beach experience with some onsite amenities including putting green, five pools, private balconies, a fitness center, and much more.
An escape to Panama City Beach is a destination to create unforgettable memories in opulence.