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Renowned Independent Film Festival Returns To Broadway This April

Movie makers and film fans are heading to Broadway at the Beach this month for the 11th Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (MBIFF) at Carmike Cinemas, April 20-23, 2016.

The East Coast's answer to the Sundance Film Festival, MBIFF has an international reputation for screening outstanding feature and short films from up-and-coming filmmakers. Film International ranks MBIFF as one of the best film festivals in the world, and MovieMaker Magazine has MBIFF on its list of the Top 25 "film festivals to submit to."

Many of the films this year feature actors familiar for roles in some of the top television and box office successes, including Bruce Davison (X-Men, Last Resort), Peri Gilpin (Frasier, CSI), Janine Turner (Northern Exposure, Friday Night Lights) and Melissa Leo (Wayward Pines, The Big Short).

With many of the filmmakers planning to be in attendance, the festival provides a unique opportunity to ask questions about their films through organized Q & A sessions.

You can sample some of the films for just $10, which gets you an individual ticket for a two-hour block of screenings. Devoted film fans can see all the films and attend the social events that are part of the festival for the price of an All Access Pass ($50). Tickets are not available at the Carmike Box Office. For this special festival, please visit myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com or call 843-497-0220.

There's no better time of year to go to Broadway at the Beach for dinner and a movie. You might even meet a celebity or two along the way.


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Hop Over To Broadway At The Beach For Great Easter Fun

Easter comes early this year, and Broadway at the Beach is ready!

Saturday, March 26, we'll all be on the lookout for Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail toward appearances at both Ripley's Aquarium and Hard Rock Cafe. Ripley's and Hard Rock's breakfasts with the Big Bunny are the most popular events on every kid's calendar, next to Breakfast with Santa.

At Ripley's Aquarium, you'll be able to dive into a tasty bunny breakfast feast at one of two seatings. The whole family can choose to sit down with their favorite breakfast foods at 8:30 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. At each seating, there will be Easter giveaways and opportunities to take pictures with that most famous bunny of all. Adults are $19.95 and children $10.99, and admission to the Aquarium is included in the price. Reservations are requested, so call 843-916-0888, ext. 3272 and make yours today.

If your little bunnies have more "hip" than hop in them, Hard Rock Cafe is the place to go. Rockin' With The Easter Bunny is from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. that same day. Each kid will get an Easter treat and rendezvous with the rabbit in the pyramid for a buffet that has everything from scrambled eggs to biscuits with sausage gravy to French toast sticks. Everything is just $9.95 per person, and kids two and younger get to eat for free with a paying adult. Reservations are required to have all this fun, so call 843-946-0007, ext. 208.

Saturday's Easter fun will reach a colorful climax at 8 p.m. with a free fireworks extravaganza, sponsored by Helicopter Adventures. Join us and be thrilled by the exciting explosion of springtime colors over Lake Broadway as we light up the sky.

There's no better way to get in the swing of springtime in Myrtle Beach. So, hop over to Broadway this weekend and get in on the fun.

No Easter bonnet required.

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Enjoy Basketball Madness In March At Broadway At The Beach

The NCAA tournament bracket is now set and 68 teams begin playing this week for the national championship. Will your favorite team be victorious?

Whether you're cheering for a specific team or just enjoying the competition of it all, it's likely you'll soon be swept up in the madness this March. So why not enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded fans and the fun of friendly competition as you cheer on a team?

Broadway at the Beach is the one place that offers a variety of really great spots to enjoy a game. And the next few weeks will give you plenty of time to sample them all.

Good Time Charley's has big flat screen TVs all around so you can catch a game while enjoying some delicious food. While the menu is varied with everything from Chicken Marsala to Shrimp Scampi, it's Charley's Burger Creations that are a real treat for the tastebuds of any basketball-loving burger fan. Monday thru Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Good Time Charley's serves up a great Happy Hour menu. Plant yourself on the patio where you'll find another large flat screen TV, and enjoy.

More flavorful food and big screen TVs can be found at Liberty Brewery and Grill. Bring the whole family to watch a game and enjoy some great Southern comfort foods like genuine Southern Meatloaf, an Angus Beef® steak, or Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Adults can enjoy Liberty's own line of award-winning, hand-crafted draft beers and ales brewed on site. Happy Hour specials are available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Over at the Original Shucker's Raw Bar, two big screen and 30 flat screen televisions are set up for a crowd's viewing pleasure. In addition, you can create your own pre-game festivities playing pool, darts, Golden Tee, Pin Ball, and even shuffleboard. Shucker's is known for its fresh, raw seafood bar and specials on oysters, shrimp, mussels, and wings, so bring your appetite. Shucker's famous Happy Hour prices are in full-force from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. everyday and include .65 oysters and .55 for shrimp, mussels and wings. Selected appetizers are just $4.99.

Broadway Louie's recently moved to a new corner location near the Comedy Club, and it still features food and drink specials on game days, and an outside patio bar. It's known for its stadium feel with banners hanging from the ceiling with the names and logos of both college and professional football teams. Flat screen TVs are both inside and outside on the patio — and they're sure to be tuned in to the NCAA games. There's even an upstairs Jack Daniels Lounge, where you can lounge on sofas while watching the games on TV.

Chuck & Duck's Sports Grill has nine 50-inch high definition TVs that can be transformed into one jumbo display screen for pivotal games. For warm spring days that end with a bit of nip in the evening, you can sit on the patio around a fire pit, while viewing games on a big-screen TV. Happy Hour specials at Chuck & Duck's are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

When the madness of basketball sparks your interest this March, head for Broadway at the Beach.

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Bear With Us! Build-A-Bear Is Renovated & BATB Store Hours Are Extended For Spring

Broadway at the Beach has some unbearably cute news this Spring! Our popular Build-A-Bear Workshop has been completely renovated. Girls and boys of all ages now have an even better place to fall in love with their own unique furry selections.

The new Build-A-Bear Workshop is the place where imagination and the spirit of possibility will inspire you to express your creativity. Renovations have enhanced the enchanting interactive experience of meeting and building new stuffed animal friends — and personalizing them with your choice of hundreds of outfits and accessories.

The Workshop is well-known for its wide variety of furry offerings. If your little Star Wars fans yearn for their own Chewbacca or dream of embracing a more huggable kind of Storm Trooper (or even a Darth Vader) bring them for a visit. Build-A-Bear Workshop is the place where even villains can be transformed into warm and lovable friends.

With Easter right around the corner, it's the perfect time to surprise someone with more than the traditional Easter basket. Why not hop over to Build-A-Bear and pick out one of the bunny friends or new Hide & Go Beep™ chicks and bunnies for that special someone. Imagine the joy that will bring on Easter morning!

The Workshop has a grand re-opening planned for March 9, so come join in the fun!

Best of all, Build-A-Bear and other Broadway at the Beach shops are now open until 9 p.m. for the Spring season. And, that means 3 more hours to shop and play at Broadway at the Beach!

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How Much Will Your Kids Love The KidzTime Festival?

Have your kids ever been to the KidzTime Festival at Broadway at the Beach? If not, now is the time to take them. We guarantee they'll love it.

If they've been to the event before, it's likely that they already are asking you to take them again this year.

Several new activities have been added for 2016, including the Game Truck Party where kids can play various video games; pony rides from 5 Star Farms; and craft painting with Innovations Artists’ Emporium.

This is the 15th time we've hosted this family-friendly event which is free and open to the public. So, mark your calendar for Saturday, February 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and join us for the fun!

Thundering into the festival at 11:30 a.m. and staying until 3:30 p.m. is Marvel Comics Superhero THOR. His electrifying special visit (sponsored by Time Warner Cable) will give kids an opportunity to get up close and personal with the comic book and movie hero.

When not meeting THOR, children can participate in a variety of kid-friendly games and interactive activities. A stage inside a large, circus-style tent will be the place to see live performances provided by Broadway at the Beach and WBTW spokeskid, Lance Stevens; the Johnny Rockets dancers; and Ripley’s Aquarium's RUCKUS. There will even be a fashion show from Sparkles, featuring Mini Starz & The Character Company.

Again this year, Broadway is delivering five hours of rollicking, energy-burning fun, with mascot appearances, face painting, spin art, and even some sparkly nail painting. The popular petting zoo and trackless train rides are back, and there will also be a fire engine on display, along with spin-to-win wheels, and bouncy houses.

Join us in parking lot 17, located next to Pavilion Park West and WonderWorks, on the 21st Avenue North side of the property where you'll be able to check out more than 40 vendors located inside and outside our tent.

Click here for more information.

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