GTC Atlantis Value Cinemas

6198 S. Congress Avenue,
Lake Worth, FL 33462

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Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp.

Functions: Gymnasium

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Although named for Atlantis, this theater was technically located in Lake Worth proper, just outside of Lantana’s city limits, and was Lantana’s only movie theater. Located in a nondescript plaza, it was a GTC bargain house from 1990 to 2000 running a 99 cent Tuesday throughout its existence. Somewhat rare for a multiplex, the theater sizes were variable with about the same number of seats per auditorium so some of the larger auditoriums had ample free space between seats and rows. I believe the space is now a health club.

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David_Schneider
David_Schneider on October 2, 2018 at 7:50 pm

I enjoy knowing there’s a nearby municipality named after the legendary lost city of Atlantis.

How skeptical might some people be when the mayor of Atlantis, Florida introduces themselves as “the mayor of Atlantis”? : )

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on September 18, 2022 at 10:43 pm

The fledgling Atlanta-based start-up Value Cinemas and William Stembler had launched its first Florida budget theatre in February of 1989 in North Fort Lauderdale. Value Cinemas established a Florida unit adding this location as a conversion officially in Atlantis Plaza II - the sequel to the neighboring and original Atlantis Plaza. The project was handled by Pound Construction Company in 1990.

The Value Cinemas of Atlantis Plaza six-plex launched November 15, 1990 with “My Blue Heaven,” “Dick Tracy,” “Problem Child,” “Darkman,” “Witches of Eastwick,” “Pretty Woman,” “Flatliners,” and “Presumed Innocent.” In July of 1998, the venue was taken on by GTC under the name of GTC Value Cinemas of Atlantis Plaza. It is presumed that this was a year-to-year subleasing agreement - though not certain - that apparently ended July 14, 1998.

The venue is renamed the Value Cinema of Atlantis and closed following showtimes of June 25, 2000 in a dispute with the shopping complex’s owner. Future showtimes listed in the newspaper were not screened. Final titles were “Erin Brockovich,” “Mission to Mars,” “Price of Glory,” “The Road to El Dorado,” “Romeo Must Die.” “Snow Day” and “Walt Disney’s The Tigger Movie.”

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