Reef Cinema (also known as The Reef) is a theater in Bikini Bottom near Barg'N-Mart. It commonly shows Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy movies.



The Reef Cinema is a small theater, located down the street from Wigs and Hairpieces. Tickets are purchased at an outside window after waiting in line.


The exterior of the building has sort of a triangular shape with moss on the top of the building. There is a huge sign saying Reef Cinema and underneath the Reef Cinema sign is a sign that says boats. On the corners of the cinemas, tikis can be seen.


The lobby includes a snack bar, restrooms, and walls decorated with movie posters. The snack bar sells PopKelp, three kinds of candy, and soft drinks. Flanking the snack bar are the doors that lead to the theater which are shaped like tiki heads. The 42-seat theater (now a 62-seat theater) is tiki-themed to match the exterior and lobby.

Role in series

In the series, the Reef Cinema is used as Bikini Bottomites' primary movie theater to watch movies. When SpongeBob and Patrick go here, they usually watch Mermaid Man and Barnacle movies. At one point, the Reef Cinema was burnt into ashes in the episode "Something Smells" by SpongeBob and Patrick, and other times the cinema has been destroyed.

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Locations (VE)


Bikini BottomRock BottomNew Kelp CityAtlantis

Bikini Bottom Areas

Goo LagoonJellyfish FieldsKelp ForestDead Eye Gulch

Bikini Bottom Residence

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Bikini Bottom Establishments

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