The Surf was a great spot for old films, foreign films, and just an eclectic mix of high brow, low brow, and no brow.
I remember seeing Endless Summer there and a score of film noir and old classics.
Alas, while you were having the time of your life at the Surf, I was watching films at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge. By the time I moved home, the Surf was gone.
It was a lot of fun...