Island Cinemas

535 Tarpon Bay Road,
Sanibel, FL 33957

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Previously operated by: Jerry Lewis Cinemas

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Island Cinemas

Originally opened as a single screen on March 24, 1972 as part of the Jerry Lewis Cinemas franchise. The Island Cinemas was reopened in December 2008, following an extensive 5-months renovation. Under the new ownership of the Bacik family, new leather extra wide rocking seats have been installed in the two screens, which now each seat 60 persons. A new digital projector, surround sound speakers and air conditioning have also been installed. It was closed on March 17, 202 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In June 2021 it was announced that the Island Cinemas would be demolished.

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ERD on December 5, 2008 at 9:46 am

Sounds like a comfortable theatre to see movies.

KenLayton on December 5, 2008 at 2:02 pm

60 seats and big screen tv. Sounds more like the living room experience.

JackCoursey on December 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm

The Island Cinema opened as single screen during the early 1980s and was later converted to a twin by splitting the auditorium down the center. The architectural design is functional and non-descript. The facility is very clean and comfortable with the closest completion 14 miles away on the mainland. Photos from December 2010: 1, 2
Island Cinema Official Site

JackCoursey on November 16, 2012 at 7:29 pm

This cinema was initially part of the Jerry Lewis Cinema chain and opened in 1972.

BigScreen_com on November 26, 2021 at 7:52 am

The theater closed in March 2020 as a result of the pandemic, and never reopened. In June 2021, it was announced that the theater would be demolished to make way for an expansion project for a nearby grocery store.

Sanibel, FL: Closed Since March 2020, Island Cinema to be Demolished [Jun 21, 2021]

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