Movies at Pinellas Park

7901 US Highway 19 North,
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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The theater opened in 1986 and was, for a time, the largest theater screen-wise in Pinellas County. The St. Petersburg Times described it as having "all the character of a cinderblock warehouse." The theater closed in 2000 and both it and the neighboring Drive-in Cinema were demolished for a Wal-Mart Supercenter.

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AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on April 27, 2010 at 5:35 am

Correction:

Picture from 2001. Note the screen tower for the neighboring Drive-in Cinema.

SusanD
SusanD on April 27, 2010 at 6:53 am

Interesting that a 12 screen multiplex should be demolished after only 14 years. Of course here in the Pittsburgh Area, we have the infamous Loews 20 North Versailles which opened in 1999 and closed in 2001. We also have the Star City 14/Screenworks 14 which only lasted a few years too (and was a really nice theatre).

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Must have been in a bad location.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I think the area may have just become overscreened. If I recall my Cinematouring around that area there were a bunch of other theatres within a couple of miles.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 27, 2010 at 1:12 pm

If i recall correctly,Nick told me Regal opened a 20 plex for a couple of years before closing it.I think a lot of cities are overscreened no matter what the size of the city.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Regal 20 was in Tampa.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on April 27, 2010 at 8:53 pm

The theatre opened on October 18th, 1985 with Sweet Dreams, Better Off Dead, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Volunteers, Compromising Positions, Teen Wolf, The Backwoods Massacre, Weird Science, Silver Bullet, Marie and St. Elmo’s Fire as the opening engagements.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 5, 2010 at 7:48 pm

On the Google Map Photo it’s down a bit to the southeast from the red dot at the Wal Mart site, correct?

United Artists Theaters owned these theaters.

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