AMC Celebration 2

651 Front Street,
Celebration, FL 34747

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres

Architects: Cesar Pelli

Styles: Neo-Vintage

Previous Names: Celebration Town Cinema

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AMC Celebration 2

Opened October 25, 1996. Designed by noted modernist architect Cesar Pelli, the Celebration Town Cinema was immediately labeled by architectural pundits as an example of the Googie style of architecture. It is in fact a post-modern interpretation of the Art Moderne style of the 1930’s-1950’s.

Its two thin, round spires rising above the twin, rounded marquees that flank the theatre’s entrance are a landmark in this planned community built by the Walt Disney Company as an adjunct to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

It was closed in December 2010.

Contributed by Joe Vogel

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

JackCoursey on December 19, 2011 at 6:22 pm

This is a beautiful and architecturally significant building but with only two screens it does represent a challenge on how to keep it running as a cinema. Since Orlando does not have dedicated venue for independent and foreign films the Celebration could possibly fill this void.

John Fink
John Fink on December 19, 2011 at 10:37 pm

….the Enzian is Orlando’s dedicated venue for independent and foreign films, along with a screen or two down the street from them at Regal Winter Park Village.

cvolosin on May 17, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Still sitting vacant with a high lease that no one wants to deal with for such a small profit margin. I assume that once AMC’s obligation to operate this location and subsidize profits from other locations they bailed!

SURFACEART on September 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm

As an interested theatre manager working in the area ,I inquired about its availabilty recently. It still is vacant but is also still part of AMC-couldn’t get any further information than that.

mharmon999 on July 19, 2015 at 4:47 pm

It was sad to see this place close. I always thought the theater brought a closeness to the Celebration Community.

rivest266 on November 20, 2016 at 3:42 pm

This opened on October 25th, 1996. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

jeffpiatt on March 26, 2018 at 4:40 am

Ironically AMC if they still own the building could reopen it as a AMC Classic Theater or just sell it off to New Vision Theaters who took over most of the locations divested by order of the DOJ to acquire Carmike. I would guess that AMC took the management contract when Disney built the town as they owned the other theater in disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District in Lake Buena Vista, FL. the town was put in a different county but having a Vintage style Twin when in driving distance is a 24 screen operated by the same company tht must have caused internal cannibalization with it’s older sister. it would just market better as a Budget Theater and if AMC does not want to sell it running it as a AMC Classic would bring in more bodies as the ticket prices would be cheaper and locals would get the Theater day camp program the classic’s run.

sirluckydrow on July 5, 2021 at 5:52 am

AMCs lease ends in October of 2021. A local group, Front Porch Theater Inc., is trying to bring back this location as a Dine-In Stage and Screen venue. The whole town would love for this location to be up and running again.

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