Palms Theatre

4191 Park Boulevard,
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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Palms Theatre, Pinellas Park, FL

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The Palms Theatre was located on 74th Avenue North, which is now Park Boulevard. It opened September 6, 1961 with Peter Ustinov in “Romanoff and Juliet”. It went over to screening adult movies in 1969 and was closed in 1976.

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AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on April 11, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Site now appears to be used as a storage facility.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on April 19, 2010 at 7:18 pm

The address I found for the Park Cinema is 4110 Park Boulevard, which is more or less across the street. A Home Depot is at that location now.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on October 31, 2011 at 8:50 pm

It looks like the Park Cinema “n” Drafthouse was a different theatre. I just verified the address for the Palms Theatre which was at 4191 74th Ave. I think this is the site of the current storage facility. The Park Cinema ‘n’ Drafthouse had to have been across the street based on the address of 4110.

I remember driving past the Palms Theatre several times during the 1960s. It was on the right side of the road a short distance after coming down from the Highway 19 overpass into Pinellas Park. The Palms Theatre had the exclusive 70mm roadshow engagement of “STAR!” which opened around February 1969.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on November 1, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Just verified that “Star!” opened on December 19, 1968 and ran through March 19, 1969. Interestingly when “The Illustrated Man” played at the Palms, the ads contained a notice stating that no one under 18 will be admitted due to the previews of our next attraction. Since when does a theatre restrict admittance to under 18 because of previews? If the studio that released “The Illustrated Man” was aware of this they probably would have yanked the picture out of the Palms. The previews were for Russ Meyer’s “Vixen.”

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on January 28, 2014 at 12:23 am

Just added photos of marquee and front of theatre building and ad for “The Bible” opening.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 5, 2017 at 10:50 pm

This opened on September 6th, 1961. Grand opening ad in the photo section. It switched to adult movies 1969 until it closed in 1976.

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