Buccaneer Cinema Bar & Grill

8625 W. Hillsborough Avenue,
Tampa, FL 33615

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 26, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Thanks Andy.Miss those REAL ads.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 14, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Hard to even picture a theatre there.

Nunzienick
Nunzienick on May 14, 2010 at 2:54 pm

The address of 8625 W. Hillsborough Ave. is correct. The former cinema bar & grill entrance is now the entrance to Buccaneer Bingo. I’m not certain if this cinema opened as a single-screen or twin. The only movie I remember seeing here was “Back to the Future” around 1986 and at that time it was a twin. The main cinema was fairly large with a nice-size screen. The much smaller twin was located to the right of the main cinema. I’m almost certain the space now occupied by Family Dollar Store was were the second screen was located. Here’s a photo of the entrance to Buccaneer Bingo…the former cinema bar & grill:
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AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on April 30, 2010 at 12:06 am

I’m pretty sure it was in the shopping center on the northeast corner of Hillsborough and Sheldon/Memorial. I didn’t realize the center changed names. As for the exact location of the theater within the center, I don’t know.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 29, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Help me out here, I’m a little confused with the location, and the Google Map sure dosen’t help.

It puts the cinema right in the middle of Hillsborough and Sheldon Road along with Ribley Chiropractic, which has an address of 8525, that makes no sense.

It would fit in between 8615 Dollar General and 8635 Castellano DMD, so it could have been in those big buildings in back, but Bilmar Station is 8501 and Auldi is 8521?

Is what is now Hillsborough Square Shopping Center what used to be Buccaneer Square Shopping Center?

I hope someone can explain this all to me.

Thanks

Confused

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2010 at 8:43 pm

I wrote somewhere to you that I had even tried calling a couple of times. Left a message,not reply. I do know Charlie Noble an old Projectionist,Nick introduced me to,and while he doesnt’t get on the computer I can drop him a line and will. I have known Nick since the mid 90’s.Met a Western Film Convention.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm

TSLOEWS,haven’t heard from NIck in Tampa in a long time.With all these TAMPA THEATRES on CT he would be a big source of info. Hope he is okay.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm

O.K. Chuck,it seems like the bar and movie thing does not work to well,sounds like a good idea though.