Marina Civic Center, Panama City

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Marina Civic Center (MCC) serves as a live entertainment venue and rental facility for a variety of events, international touring groups, artists and national competitions.

Marina Civic Center houses a 2,509 seat theatre, fully equipped stage, industry standard sound and lighting systems, and in-house Box Office ticketing. Additionally, the facility has three meeting rooms; perfect for conferences, seminars & receptions. Marina Civic Center sits on the Historic St. Andrew Bay, a focal point in Panama City and just a short walk from downtown area shops, restaurants and art galleries.

Marina Civic Center is under the ownership of the City of Panama City.

Facility operations are managed by the Bay Arts Alliance - 501c3 charitable nonprofit local arts organization.
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  • This place smells horrible!! Very moldy and mildewy. Everyone that walked into the venue were plugging their noes. 
    This place smells horrible!! Very moldy and mildewy. Everyone that walked into the venue were plugging their noes.  more »
  • We've been coming to the Marina Civic Center for probably close to 20 years for National Dance Finals. It is simply an excellent facility for this type of function. Clean, well cared for, and... 
    We've been coming to the Marina Civic Center for probably close to 20 years for National Dance Finals. It is simply an excellent facility for this type of function. Clean, well cared for, and...  more »
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  • Little cultural gem of the panhandle. Variety of touring shows and concerts are typically scheduled. Ok so accessible seating is basically anything on the first floor. Accessible parking is all within 100-300 ft of the entrance. Front door drop is a nice option.
  • My family and I attended the 2012 Nutcracker Ballet matinee performance. I have previously been to the Nutcraker at the Marina Civic Center and elsewhere and have thoroughly enjoyed it. However, I found this Nutcracker to be a huge let down. This was my family's first attendance at the Nutcracker. I was so excited to share the Nutcracker experience with them but we were all thoroughly disappointed. Although the matinee tickets cost $25.00 each, this ballet appeared to be operated on a very low budget. Many of the costumes were dingy looking, the number of dancers was very minimal, and the props, including a bed with a hole in the blanket and dirty box springs and mattress, appeared old. Although the second act was better than the first, I waited in high anticipation for the dance of the sugar plum fairies and it never happened. The performance was so poorly done that we were unable to follow the story line. The Civic Center was almost empty for this performance and now I know why. Apparently others, who may have attended the Nutcracker in the last few years, already knew this ballet was not only a waste of money, but also a waste of time. I know I will never again attend the Nutcracker at the Civic Center.

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