Regal Bell Tower Stadium 20

13499 Bell Tower Drive,
Fort Myers, FL 33907

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Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20

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The 4,265-seat Bell Tower 20 was opened by Cobb Theatres on May 22, 1997, with stadium seating, and then, according to local news, considered a novelty.

The Naples Daily News noted that the Bell Tower 20 was the result of a renovation of Bell Tower East 6 and Bell Tower North 6, also operated by Cobb. In all, Cobb had three theaters at the Bell Tower Shops, the third being the Bell Tower West 6.

In June of 1997, it was announced in Florida newspapers that Regal Cinemas was buying 67 Cobb Theatres for $200 million. It wasn’t until 2001 that Robert Cobb and the present day Cobb Theatres made a comeback at Miami’s Dolphin Mall with a theater that, ironically, was already being constructed by Regal Cinemas.

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andsome96
andsome96 on February 20, 2015 at 11:04 pm

I know the original Cobb Theaters built some of their early multiplexes in pairs (Jupiter, Kissimmee), but I never knew that they had a “triplet” property. From what I understand, they knocked down BT West 6 and put a Saks 5th Avenue store in its place.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 1, 2016 at 7:52 am

BELL TOWER TIMELINE: * December 1982 First 6 cinemas are opened by Cobb Theatres.

  • December 19th, 1986 The Bell Tower West opened, the other cinemas are renamed Bell Tower East

  • June 25th, 1993 Bell Tower North opens, entire complex is listed as Bell Tower 18

  • May 23rd, 1997 The North and East Bell Tower cinemas are bridged together with 8 new screens to create the Bell Tower 20. All other screens get stadium seating. The Bell Tower West is closed down and demolished

  • 1997 sold to Regal Cinemas

  • May 27, 1999, Teenagers sprayed chemicals from a fire extinguisher on the screen, floor, and some seats and tore out some rear seats causing $8000 in damages.

  • April 2000 “A Piece of Eden” had its world premiere here.

1986,1993 and 1997 grand opening ads in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm

December 17th, 1982 grand opening also posted online.

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