Margate Twin Cinema

5873 Margate Boulevard,
Margate, FL 33063

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Margate Twin Cinema

The Margate Twin Cinema opened December 21, 1973 and closed around 1993.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

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sporridge on August 17, 2008 at 4:33 am

Opened by K-B Theaters on the verge of West Broward’s 1970s population boom, the Margate Twin originally ran first-run features, before a longer tenure as a second-run dollar (or dollar and change) bargain house. Tiny auditorums and screens, but occasional limited release fare (“Hester Street,” “Lies My Father Told Me”) and midnight movies were a draw.

Competition arrived in the late 1980s, when a former lawn/garden center a few blocks south became a six-screen Value Cinemas location.

Facing U.S. 441, the Margate Twin was once among numerous choices for local moviegoing, with the Lake Shore Drive In and Movies of Margate to the north, and Value Cinemas to the south. All are gone now. Last time I checked, a furniture store took over the Margate Twin space.

rivest266 on August 24, 2008 at 11:35 pm

K-B Theatres had many theatres in the Washington D. C. area.

sporridge on August 25, 2008 at 12:22 am

K-B established one other twin theater in the area, Holiday Springs near the Margate/Coral Springs line. A low-price second-run house most of its life, it now hosts live performances as the Stage Door Theatre.

rivest266 on March 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm

This opened on December 21st, 1973. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

Mikeoaklandpark on March 5, 2017 at 5:11 pm

The closing was later then 1993. I moved to Tamarac in 1996 and it was at that time a United Artist theater. It was in operation under and independent operator after that and changed to a $ house. I think it was open at least until the late 90’s or early 2000.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 5, 2017 at 5:57 pm

Are you confusing this with the Movies at Margate 8? This one disappears from all listings after 1993.

remkoolhaas on March 14, 2018 at 11:23 pm

No, The address is wrong. It is where State Roade 7 hits Southgate Boulevard there.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 15, 2018 at 2:22 am

This theatre was simply not on State Road 7 and was never run by United Artists.

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