Win Tickets To The 2012 Reader Bar & Club Awards

Get ready for the party

Are you ready to party? The results of the Beijinger's Ninth Annual Reader Bar & Club Awards will be announced this Saturday, May 19 at Sanlitun Soho. Doors open at 2pm, which means a whole day of drinking to the newly arrived Beijing summer.

To get in to our beach-themed awards bash, you'll need a ticket. Some will be available for purchase at the door for RMB 100, but why not make it easier for yourself? We're giving away five pairs of tickets. Read on to find out how to win.

For your chance to win, simply leave a comment below telling us: What is the best beach-related movie of all time? You've got until noon on Wednesday, May 16. We'll pick the five best answers then. Good luck.

NB. Ladies and gents,We're giving you another 24 hours to enter this competition. It will now end on Thursday, May 17 at noon. Good luck.


Well I will be the first to say it "JAWS"
It stopped people from swimming and the cello tune is still the universal background musical for Sharks.

All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players.

Blue Hawaii 1961

Who: Elvis Presley
What: Happy to be back in Hawaii, soldier Chad Gates (played by Elvis Presley) was released from the Army and decided to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend’s agency. This Movie is a CLASSIC and it has the Belated and LOved King ELVIS PRESLEY! It does not get any better than this :

Why has this competition been open for enough time to watch both Weekend at Bernie's and Weekend at Bernie's II and no one has yet mentioned either?

Jonathan White, Managing Editor the Beijinger/

"the beach" Leonardo diCaprio =D>

It's impossible to think of beach movies without thinking of "Gidget."
Sandra Dee is perfect as Gidget (Girl + Midget), the lovable tomboy who learns to surf while all the other girls are learning how to snare boys.
It's an old, classic, cute beach movie

Pirates of the Caribbean: curse of the black pearl (original/1st one)
The others were crappy Smile


My favorite movie that has do with a beach is Point Break with Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves.

Not really a beach movie in the classic style as Gidget, but has surfers and lots of action.



Sharktopus. Because this almost-naked chick gets chomped in half by a ridiculous half-shark, half-octopus while using a metal detector, and some old creeper guy just watches and then steals the treasure she found.

Can't believe nobody has mentioned this beach film: Castaway. Definitely the best beach film, who doesn't love Tom Hanks? He makes the best of a horrible situation, very resourceful guy, goes a little insane but who wouldn't? Everyone remembers the heart-wrenching scene where Wilson the volleyball, his only "friend" gets swept away by the ocean and the subsequent rescue. The story is very real and doesn't have a utopian happy ending, which is only good for sappy love stories.

Hmm, Jaws and Castway are suggestions hard to beat

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