The Grand Theater in Pier Park

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  1. TreeFrog

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    The Frogs had their first visit to the Grand yesterday afternoon to catch the matinee for Ocean's 13, which was dependably entertaining like the first two.

    While Pier Park is still a work in progress, the theater is pretty much finished other than some cosmetic touches on the exterior. For amenities, it's fairly close to Rave, lacking only the credit card ticket purchase kiosks which are a real advantage when the ticket line gets long.

    It's great not to fight the Destin traffic and the crowds and parking hassles that you have at Destin Commons. Of course, if you want a little shopping with your movie, Rave is still your place.

    A small note - when the Grand says a movie starts at 3:45, that's the movie itself. Don't ask how I found this out. At Rave, that's when the 20 minutes of previews start.
     
  2. Jdarg

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    Awesome! I am finished with the Rave- yay!!!!! I have always thought the Rave showed more previews than any theater I have ever been to...we would be finished with our popcorn before the movie started!

    Need to go see Shrek 3!
     
  3. Smiling JOe

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    and I hear the ticket prices are less expensive at the Pier Park Theatre. The Rave at Destin Commons bumped matinee prices up to $7.
     
  4. potatovixen

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    Matinee price at The Grand is $5.50, and there are some ticket purchase kiosks located inside. In addition to the concession stand, there is a cafe, and there is a large dining area located in each wing of the theater.
     
  5. danhall

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    Where is this place you are speaking of????

    The Grand? Pier Park?

    is there a movie theater closer to 30A that I am unaware of??
     
  6. InletBchDweller

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    The grand/pier park is about 1 mile east of hwy 79, Panera Bread is now open also,.,,,
     
  7. goofer

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    is there a website?
     
  8. Camp Creek Kid

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    The Grand is a breath of fresh air. I really enjoyed it. The theater screens seem larger than the Commons and it is definately a more relaxing trip over.
     
  10. Rice2715

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  11. rdelong43065

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    Tried the Grand Theater last week. It was wonderful. The screens are much bigger than the Rave. The seats are high-back as well. The price before 6 pm is $5.50. No more Rave for me. :clap:
     
  12. ShallowsNole

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    How to know when your teenager is going to the Rave for "more" than simply watching a movie, no matter that they have told you it's only going to be them, and nobody is meeting them there? :lie: :eek:

    Turn east on 98 and announce to him and his buddy that you're taking them to the Grand instead. :D
     
  13. John R

    John R needs to get out more

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