Center Theatre

1015 NW 13th Street,
Gainesville, FL 32601

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rivest266 on May 23, 2024 at 12:55 am

Opened on April 7th, 1966. Owners was Florida States Theatres, ABC Florida States Theatres, Plitt Southern Theatres, Cineplex Odeon (which had to keep its Plitt branding since there was another theatre chain in Texas called Cineplex.). Will check if this ended up with Carmike before it closed.

dkelly26666 on January 19, 2024 at 12:50 am

It was a Cineplex Odeon well before 1990. By at least 1987.

Macclelland on October 17, 2014 at 11:56 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.

Treadwell on August 17, 2012 at 3:01 am

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!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 25, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Ann Dunbar was managing this theatre June 3 1983.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 23, 2010 at 5:36 am

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”.