AMC Celebration 2

651 Front Street,
Celebration, FL 34747

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AMC Celebration 2

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Designed by noted modernist architect Cesar Pelli, the 1996 Celebration Town Cinema was immediately labeled by architectural pundits as an example of the Googie style of architecture. It is in fact a post-modern interpretation of the Art Moderne style of the 1930’s-1950’s.

Its two thin, round spires rising above the twin, rounded marquees that flank the theatre’s entrance are a landmark in this planned community built by the Walt Disney Company as an adjunct to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

It was closed in December 2010.

Contributed by Joe Vogel

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on December 3, 2007 at 10:51 am

AMC would have never opened this in 96 as a twin had they not known it would be a gold mine. It is also a stadium seating theatre. The town it is located in a owned by Disney so I am sure they had something to do with them putting in the theatre.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 3, 2007 at 10:55 am

not only that, but once in awhile a Disney movie plays there, as is the case with the studio’s newest hit “Enchanted”. Same goes for Universal, which sometimes shows its best movies at theaters near its theme parks in Florida and Hollywood.

crunchocky
crunchocky on December 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm

It appears based on news reports related to the recent crimes in the area as well as its absence on the AMC website that this theatre was part of AMC’s November 28 closing wave (the theatre does not appear when searching “Orlando” on the AMC website)

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on December 19, 2011 at 6:22 pm

This is a beautiful and architecturally significant building but with only two screens it does represent a challenge on how to keep it running as a cinema. Since Orlando does not have dedicated venue for independent and foreign films the Celebration could possibly fill this void.

John Fink
John Fink on December 19, 2011 at 10:37 pm

….the Enzian is Orlando’s dedicated venue for independent and foreign films, along with a screen or two down the street from them at Regal Winter Park Village.

cvolosin
cvolosin on May 17, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Still sitting vacant with a high lease that no one wants to deal with for such a small profit margin. I assume that once AMC’s obligation to operate this location and subsidize profits from other locations they bailed!

SURFACEART
SURFACEART on September 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm

As an interested theatre manager working in the area ,I inquired about its availabilty recently. It still is vacant but is also still part of AMC-couldn’t get any further information than that.

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