Loew's St. Petersburg

3150 Fifth Avenue N,
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

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Loew's Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL

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Loew’s was so proud of this new theatre that they featured it in the company’s 1965 annual report. It was scheduled to open on Christmas Day, 1965.

The report has an artist’s rendering of the theatre, captioned “Loew’s new Theatre in the heart of St. Petersburg, Florida, adjoins one of Florida’s largest and most successful shopping center complexes”.

It now houses the King of Peace MCC Church.

Contributed by Ron Newman

Recent comments (view all 27 comments)

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 3, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Another LOEWS that is a church now.

sporridge
sporridge on March 13, 2010 at 7:03 pm

King of Peace MCC’s history page fills in some blanks:

http://www.kingofpeacemcc.com/pages/history.html

Based on the font of the sign, looks like General Cinema took over at some point.

sporridge
sporridge on March 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Forgot to mention the alternate name indicated at the page above: Fifth Avenue Cinema. While I’m here, this page has a current exterior photo:

http://www.kingofpeacemcc.com/pages/rentals.html

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 17, 2010 at 11:53 am

Grand opening with “THUNDERBALL” Great opening Flick. Much better than when Loew’s in Tampa opening a major theatre with the soft-core"CANDY".

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 17, 2010 at 11:55 am

S.Porridge,It does look like GCC took over looking at that Road marquee.

Nunzienick
Nunzienick on June 3, 2010 at 12:37 pm

The Loew’s St. Pete was bought out by GCC at about the same time they bought the Loew’s in Tampa. I think this was about 1972. Shortly afterwards both theatres were twinned and renamed. The Loew’s in Tampa became the Austin Cinema I & II and the Loew’s St. Pete became the 5th Avenue Cinema I & II.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 8, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Nick see Mustang Drive-in.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Thanks for the info Nick.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 19, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I posted the grand opening ad in the photo section for this cinema.

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