Center Theatre

1015 NW 13th Street,
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Previously operated by: ABC Theatres, Cineplex Odeon

Previous Names: White Theatre

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Center Theatre 1015 NW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Opened in 1966 as the single screen White Theatre. The theatre was operated by Florida State Theatres. By 1975 it was under the ABC banner and by 1990 Cineplex Odeon.

It was later renamed the Center Theatre and was twinned in the early-1970’s and became a triplex by 1982.

The Center Theatre closed in 1992 and later became an Office Depot.

Contributed by Chuck

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I think it was triple before 1982,Chuck. I have it playing July 1 1981 “FOR YOUR EYES ONLY” “DRAGONSLAYER” and “RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK”.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 25, 2011 at 10:45 am

Ann Dunbar was managing this theatre June 3 1983.

Treadwell on August 16, 2012 at 7:01 pm

If I remember correctly, the Office Depot used the existing building and did not demolish it.

This was another venue our UF Sci-Fi club did a lobby display for: 1989’s Batman. I was disappointed that the house had mono sound!

Macclelland on October 17, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Treadwell, the old building was torn down and replaced by the office supply store.

If memory serves that old building housing the three movie theaters was oblong. I remember going by the demolition sight one afternoon. The building was completely demolish except the back wall. Hanging on the wall was the screen from what was the largest of the three theater. Its reflective quality made it glisten in the afternoon sun. In this mist of ruble and decay was a luminous white canvas. It was a surreal sight.

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