Village Triple

2419 E. Commercial Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

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Previously operated by: Chris McGuire Cinemas, Gulf States Theaters

Functions: Office Space

Previous Names: Village Theatre

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Village Triple

Only around for a decade, the 483-seat Village Theatre opened August 6, 1969 with Tony Curtis in “Those Daring Young Men in their Jaunty Jalopies” (aka Monte Carlo or Bust). It was operated by Chris McGuire Cinemas, the first "hardtop" cinema serving North Fort Lauderdale. Successors remodeled the Village Theatre as a triplex from November 5, 1971, but the property proved more valuable as banking/office space by the time of its closing on October 31, 1978.

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 24, 2009 at 4:15 am

The Village opened in 1969 and became a triple in 1972.

rivest266 on March 27, 2017 at 10:20 pm

August 6th, 1969 grand opening ad in the photo section.

rivest266 on April 1, 2017 at 11:45 pm

3 screens on November 5th, 1971 becoming the first triplex cinema in Florida. Another ad in the photo section.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 2, 2021 at 10:18 pm

Christine McGuire in projection booth at Chris McGuire’s Theatre - Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

davidcoppock on April 3, 2021 at 6:46 am

Opened on 6/8/1969 with “Those dating young men in their jaunty jalopies”.

davidcoppock on April 3, 2021 at 6:50 am

Opened on 5/11/1971 on screen 1 with “Billy Jack”, screen 2 with “Patton”, screen 3 with “Blue water, white death”.

dallasmovietheaters on April 3, 2021 at 1:18 pm

The 30th location of the Chris McGuire Cinema circuit had 483 seats at opening. When McGuire’s chain went out of business in 1971, the theaters went to various other circuits. Gulf States took on this location as the Village 3 Theatre through 1974 Under new operators, it became the Village Triple. It closed October 31, 1978 with “Pretty Baby,” “Wedding” and “Stingray.”

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