Cinema Art Theater summer films celebration starts Aug. 19

August 13, 2022

Recognizing the environmental contributions of Surfrider Foundation Delaware and honoring the Rehoboth Beach Patrol’s 100th anniversary, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present a summer film celebration.

“Big Wave Guardians” opens Friday, Aug. 19, and “Five Summer Stories - 50th Anniversary” opens Friday, Aug. 26.

Special admission pricing is $8 for Surfrider Foundation members and lifeguards, with ID.

“Big Wave Guardians” is a compelling, feature-length documentary that tells the story of Hawaii’s big wave guardians – the lifeguards who risk their lives in the world’s most dangerous waves. The film traces the history of lifeguarding in Hawaii from Duke Kahanamoku and the Waikiki Beach Boys in the 1920s to Eddie Aikau on Oahu's North Shore in the 1970s. The films also spotlights Brian Keaulana and Terry Ahue, who pioneered the use of personal watercraft with the Hawaiian lifeguards in the 1990s. The film pays homage to big-wave surfer Sion Milosky, who died in 2011, and the formation of the Big Wave Risk Assessment Group in 2011. 

“Five Summer Stories - 50th Anniversary” is an exhilarating remix of the first-of-its-kind surfing documentary that premiered in 1972. The film includes music composed by the 1970s rock/surf band Honk with songs from southern California’s Beach Boys.

Screening times and admission passes are available at or at the theater box office beginning 30 minutes prior to each screening. 

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