Enjoy Bowling, Movies and More at Frank’s Theatres & Entertainment

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Ever have one of these family arguments or date-night debates? One wants to go to dinner and the movies, another wants to go bowling and dancing, and the kids just want to play video games. This common dilemma may be tough to solve in most cities but not during your Myrtle Beach vacation, thanks to a guy named Frank.

Frank's Theatres & Entertainment in Murrells Inlet features all of the above and a whole lot more so you and your crew can find something fun for everyone. Located at the Inlet Square Mall, about 15 miles south of Myrtle Beach, Frank's is an entertainment multiplex that is perfect for folks who like to add a little variety to their night out on the town.

For those interested in seeing the latest Hollywood releases in a relaxed setting, Frank's features 11 luxurious movie theaters ranging from a restaurant and bar setting to private rooms for larger groups. Utilizing state-of-the-art visual and sound equipment and comfortable seating, Frank's provides the most unique movie-going experience on the Grand Strand.

Sure, you can still have your popcorn, candy and drinks you get at a regular movie theatre, but Frank's Starlight Cafe goes the extra mile to make sure you have lots of food and beverage options. Feast on a platter of hot wings or nachos, or enjoy a steak and shrimp, surf-and-turf dinner while you watch the new releases in high definition on the big screen.

Visitors can also enjoy dinner without going to a movie so they can fuel up for all the other fun activities Frank's has to offer. Perhaps the most popular choice is bowling because of Frank's modern lanes and facilities. Experience Cosmic Bowling, a game that combines the traditional sport of bowling with non-traditional disco lights and music. Visitors do their best 1970s “Saturday Night Fever” duds for occasional Disco Bowling Nights and other special events held throughout the year.

The adjoining dance floor gives patrons the chance to bust some moves in the smooth-sliding dance shoes. Boogie down and moonwalk to live music from some of the top local and regional bands, or make a request for your favorite dance tunes from the live DJs who keep the partying going well after the last bowling ball has been rolled down the alley.

Frank's also features a large arcade and game room that includes billiards tables, high-tech video games and old-school carnival games for kids and adults who still act like one. Guests can move from room to room enjoying all the different activities or just enjoy their favorite – a night of bowling, dining, movies or dancing – all under one roof.

Guests at The Strand who want to enjoy those activities without the commute to Murrells Inlet can find some decent alternatives closer to the resort. Dinner is the easiest and closest option, with dozens of casual and fine-dining facilities within walking distance of the resort, including River City Café, Soho, Beach Bummz Café, Sea Captain’s House, New York Prime, Bennett’s Calabash Seafood Buffet and many more just blocks away.

Bowling fans have to drive a bit farther for alley space. North Myrtle Beach Lanes are the closest and has been recently renovated, and movie theaters are located at Broadway at the Beach, Coastal Grand Mall, Market Common and Myrtle Beach Mall. Ultimate California Pizza serves great pie and has an excellent arcade and game room on Restaurant Row, and the Fun Warehouse in Surfside Beach offers roller skating, laser tag and other kid-friendly activities.


(Posted: 9/23/15)