St. Johns 8 Theatre

4530 St. Johns Avenue,
Jacksonville, FL 32210

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Previously operated by: Kent Theatres Inc.

Previous Names: St. Johns Theatre, St. Johns Twin, St. Johns 4

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St. Johns 8 Theatre

The St. Johns Theatre was opened on April 4, 1969 with Barbra Streisand in “Funny Girl”. On December 16, 1977 it was twinned. It was later expanded to 4-screens and finally 8-screens. It was closed in November of 2002.

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pbubny on February 19, 2007 at 10:39 am

Since that article was published, the Jax 10 has also closed, as did the Pablo 9 in nearby Jacksonville Beach. As far as I know, aside from a drive-in and one single-screen walk-in, Jacksonville’s movie scene today is controlled entirely by national chains (AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Wallace). Not an unusual story, sad to say.

EFCMike on October 17, 2019 at 3:15 pm

When I worked for Eastern Federal (EFC) in Jacksonville during the early 1980’s, the St. John’s 4, Plaza, and Neptune theatres were all operated by Kent Theatres, a regional operator, with theatres throughout Florida. At that time, Kent Theatres HQ was at the Plaza Theatre in the Southside section of Jacksonville.

cellmaker on June 3, 2021 at 5:46 am

This theater had two screens back in the 70s and was called the St. Johns “Rocking Chair” Theater because it had seats that would indeed rock a bit. Later they chopped the theaters up for more screens. The theater site itself had a very suburban feeling, with a big parking lot in front. It was demolished at some point and the site is now a strip mall.

rivest266 on May 22, 2024 at 6:04 am

Opened on April 4th, 1969. Grand opening ad posed.

rivest266 on June 21, 2024 at 2:50 pm

Two screens on December 21st, 1977. Another ad posted.

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