Inverrary Five Theater

5570 West Oakland Park Boulevard,
Lauderhill, FL 33313

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The Inverrary Five Theater closed in 1993 and re-opened around 1995. The Inverrary Five closed once again in 2002 and since then has been converted into retail space.

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evmovieguy
evmovieguy on July 21, 2005 at 7:44 pm

This theater opened in the mid 1970s as a triplex. One of the first, if not the first film they showed was the Dino Delaurentis remake of ‘King Kong’. ‘Star Wars’ also had a first run at this theater as did the 1979 movie version of ‘Hair’. Even though it was a triplex, the individual theaters were all very spacious and very close in size to some of the single screen theaters in the area.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on July 22, 2005 at 2:12 am

This theater closed again in 2002. They tried runing Indian films but that did not work. It has since been converted into retail space.

steven
steven on July 26, 2006 at 7:06 am

I recall this theater originally being named the Loew’s Three. I saw many first-run movies there in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including “The Muppet Movie”, “The Empire Strikes Back”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “The Soldier”, and “To Be or Not To Be.” Fond memories, indeed.

sporridge
sporridge on January 26, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Loew’s opened the Inverrary 3 in 1977, departing just three years later when they debuted the Coral Springs Mall 6 (similar to the short tenures Loew’s had at the nearby Lauderhill Mall and Loew’s 2/16th Street in the late 60s/early 70s). Local independent operators took over from there.

International/limited release fare made the Inverrary attractive to Broward’s art movie fans, starting with a half-year run of “La Cage Aux Folles.” Also made the trip there for the likes of “Testament,” a 40th anniversary revivial of “The Glenn Miller Story,” the Broward premiere engagement of “Diner,” “Mona Lisa,” and one of the few theatre showings of 1982s “The Pirates of Penzance” (boycotted by major chains due to its simultaneous premiere on pay TV). Two widescreen-oriented auditoriums defintely went the other way from the prevalent 70s shoebox/tube style, with perfect acoustics for early Dolby Surround (especially delightful for “Victor/Victoria.”)

If memory serves, local resident Jackie Gleason may have made one of his last public appearances at the Inverrary, for the premiere of his final film “Nothing in Common.” Also recall a swank opening for “Yes, Giorgio,” featuring Luciano Pavorotti’s conductor (and another South Floridian at the time, portraying himself in the movie) Emerson Buckley. (Memory confirmation/correction encouraged.)

sporridge
sporridge on March 21, 2008 at 1:46 pm

On second thought, opening may have been a little earlier. Just looked at the DVD box of “Fun With Dick and Jane,” the first movie I saw at the Inverrary, and its copyright was 1976.

And the revival of “The Glenn Miller Story” (c. 1984/85) marked the 40 years since his passing, not of the movie itself.

buffal0s0uljah
buffal0s0uljah on June 20, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Great memories of this theater. Last movie I remember watching there was a late night screening of The Godfather Part III back in 1990.

AdamBomb1701
AdamBomb1701 on August 30, 2012 at 7:38 am

“Fun With Dick and Jane” (the funny original, not the unfunny 2005 remake) was released in February 1977. It first opened in limited release in New York City and probably L.A. It might have gone nationwide sometime in March of ‘77; I know it played throughout the spring.

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