Myrtle Beach residents, business owners talk about brush with ‘Magic Mike’ stars

Some people in Myrtle Beach still were buzzing Monday after their brush with celebrity when actors from the movie “Magic Mike XXL” were in town last week to film a few scenes.

The movie’s stars – including Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello – were in town Nov. 4 to film the final scenes from “Magic Mike XXL,” which is about a road trip from Tampa to Myrtle Beach for a stripper convention.

About two weeks before the cast and crew were in town, a producer contacted the owners of 8th Ave Tiki Bar and Grill on Ocean Boulevard about the possibility of holding their wrap party there.

“They didn’t really tell us a lot,” general manager and owner Gil Reibenbach said. “They said they were looking for a venue to throw a wrap party and asked us what we could do. ... We sent them the menu and some pictures. Then they said that they were deciding between us and a couple other places.