Clewiston Theater

100 East Sugarland Highway,
Clewiston, FL 33440

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Front of building

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A 1941 Art Moderne style theater located in the center of the sugar production area of Florida, and across Sugarland Highway from the historic Clewiston Inn. “Iron Man” was the attraction when I passed by recently, and an exterior sign offered the theater for sale for $355,000. The Clewiston Theater was closed in September 2011.

It was soon reopened and now features live bands, as well as first run and independent movies

Contributed by Paul Noble

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 14, 2008 at 8:01 pm

Thanks Movies. I think Loopnet should be a little more specific with their information. So the seat count above should be changed to 352 seats.

Patsy
Patsy on July 12, 2008 at 11:33 am

When I lived in south Florida I traveled through Clewiston many times, but never noticed this theatre as I, unfortunately, wasn’t into theatres then! Darn!

Patsy
Patsy on July 12, 2008 at 11:34 am

Too bad it was twinned though.

jtrapp
jtrapp on January 29, 2009 at 4:30 pm

My boyfriend and I took a trip to see SW florida from the Orlando area and spend 2 nights in Clewiston. The theater inside was the strangest thing I think I’ve every seen. We walked up like half a flight of stairs to what I can only call a balcony with maybe about 40 – 50 seats. There was no way our screen had 176 seats in it.

When we sat down we were literary eye to eye with the screen and felt like we could reach out and touch it. Not sure what the other screen was like but this was strange. We saw Transformers so it wasn’t too long ago.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 29, 2009 at 4:40 pm

It sounds like 176 seats total might be accurate then.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 13, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clewiston-Theater/138118546199625 says it closed in September

HistoricClay
HistoricClay on January 17, 2012 at 6:31 am

They are open and is running strong, there are two screens and its being even redone inside again, here is there facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clewiston-Theater/157451487659660 here is there web site: www.clewistontheater.com

wizardtroy
wizardtroy on March 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Is it still there? I remember going over there to rebuild the projector in screen 1 & adding surround sound with more speakers & installing screen 2. The surround sound scared everybody because of the sound update,,, LOL… It was soo real…

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