About us

Martin Theatre marquee

Originally built in 1936, the Martin Theatre first opened it's door as the "Ritz". Owned by the Columbus, GA based company, this Cinema was one of a chain of movie houses owned by Mssrs. Martin and Davis, that covered Georgia, Alabama and NW Florida. Early memories boast visits by such notables as Clark Gable, Constance Bennett, Michael O'Shea, William Boyd, and cowboy great Bill Elliot.

In the early 50's the Ritz chain was bought and renovated by the Martin family. The original marquee was replaced with the one now gracing the facade of the building and the cinema operated as the Martin Theatre until 1978.

Left vacant and deteriorating, the theatre was operated as a short time as a shooting gallery. In 1987 the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board - H. Mack Lewis, Chairman, bought the vacant building. The DIB, with funding from the State, completely renovated the facility, turning it into the state-of-art facility that we have today.

The Martin Theatre opened it's doors for the second time in November of 1990 with a staff of one. Since that time we have added the Greenroom, a 1500 square foot reception and meeting room, along with wing space and restrooms, two full time staff members and a host of volunteers, all with one goal... to serve our community as best we can.

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Funny Little Thing Called Love
Friday 10/10
Funny Little Thing Called Love 10/10/2014
$17.50
SHOW 7:30pm
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This deliriously funny new Jones Hope Wooten comedy is all about that four letter word: L-O-V-E. Under a full moon on this unpredictable night of romance, these four rollicking tales take you on an around-the-globe journey of unexpected and hilarious twists and turns. So, open your heart to romantic mayhem and come join the fun! By the time the evening is over and the moon works its magic, love will conquer all and your sides will ache from laughter!

Funny Little Thing Called Love
Saturday 10/11
Funny Little Thing Called Love 10/11/2014
$17.50
SHOW 7:30pm
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This deliriously funny new Jones Hope Wooten comedy is all about that four letter word: L-O-V-E. Under a full moon on this unpredictable night of romance, these four rollicking tales take you on an around-the-globe journey of unexpected and hilarious twists and turns. So, open your heart to romantic mayhem and come join the fun! By the time the evening is over and the moon works its magic, love will conquer all and your sides will ache from laughter!

Funny Little Thing Called Love
Sunday 10/12
Funny Little Thing Called Love 10/12/2014
$17.50
SHOW 2:00pm
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This deliriously funny new Jones Hope Wooten comedy is all about that four letter word: L-O-V-E. Under a full moon on this unpredictable night of romance, these four rollicking tales take you on an around-the-globe journey of unexpected and hilarious twists and turns. So, open your heart to romantic mayhem and come join the fun! By the time the evening is over and the moon works its magic, love will conquer all and your sides will ache from laughter!

Funny Little Thing Called Love
Thursday 10/16
Funny Little Thing Called Love 10/16/2014
$17.50
SHOW 7:30pm
Get Tickets

This deliriously funny new Jones Hope Wooten comedy is all about that four letter word: L-O-V-E. Under a full moon on this unpredictable night of romance, these four rollicking tales take you on an around-the-globe journey of unexpected and hilarious twists and turns. So, open your heart to romantic mayhem and come join the fun! By the time the evening is over and the moon works its magic, love will conquer all and your sides will ache from laughter!

Funny Little Thing Called Love
Friday 10/17
Funny Little Thing Called Love 10/17/2014
$17.50
SHOW 7:30pm
Get Tickets

This deliriously funny new Jones Hope Wooten comedy is all about that four letter word: L-O-V-E. Under a full moon on this unpredictable night of romance, these four rollicking tales take you on an around-the-globe journey of unexpected and hilarious twists and turns. So, open your heart to romantic mayhem and come join the fun! By the time the evening is over and the moon works its magic, love will conquer all and your sides will ache from laughter!

Funny Little Thing Called Love
Saturday 10/18
Funny Little Thing Called Love 10/18/2014
$17.50
SHOW 7:30pm
Get Tickets

This deliriously funny new Jones Hope Wooten comedy is all about that four letter word: L-O-V-E. Under a full moon on this unpredictable night of romance, these four rollicking tales take you on an around-the-globe journey of unexpected and hilarious twists and turns. So, open your heart to romantic mayhem and come join the fun! By the time the evening is over and the moon works its magic, love will conquer all and your sides will ache from laughter!