Las Olas Cinemas

300 SW 1st Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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Las Olas Cinemas

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The Los Olas Riverfront is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale in the Los Olas Riverfront Entertainment, Dining and Shopping Center. The The Regal Cinemas 23 was opened June 18, 1998. Later renamed Los Olas Riverfront Cinemas, it was operated by Sunrise Cinemas until 2010, when Frank Theatres took over.

It featured 15 state of the art stadium style seating auditoriums. The Los Olas played great art, foreign and independent as well as the latest blockbuster films. In 2011, four screens were closed, leaving eleven operating. In 2013, the Los Olas Cinemas was totally closed.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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sporridge
sporridge on January 7, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Closed sometime toward the end of 2013, and any mention removed from the Frank Theaters Website.

The whole Las Olas Riverfront complex continues to struggle, and various redevelopment possibilities continue to be floated.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on January 8, 2014 at 5:25 am

Update status to closed.

andsome96
andsome96 on August 31, 2015 at 5:45 am

Theater update: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sq1xQ429t4 Everything still seems to be in place despite being abandoned for almost two years.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on January 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm

I was at the grand opening Rivest. What a shame it never took off.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 13, 2017 at 7:06 pm

Thanks, Rivest. But how did you get a pic posted on CT comments and not the photos section? And can those without Newspapers.com membership see it?

rivest266
rivest266 on March 7, 2017 at 11:13 pm

You can see the page. When I clipped the page, there was an option to embed the ad at newspapers.com.

memberships are also available also at http://sun-sentinel.newspapers.com/

Johnny62
Johnny62 on August 5, 2017 at 8:19 am

Stopped by on July 26 and noticed work was going on inside the building. Is the building being renovated into something else or to be torn down?

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on August 5, 2017 at 1:26 pm

With all the condos that have been built there is no reason this theater shouldn’t have taken off. Unfortunately except for Dan Marino’s Town Tavern the whole complex in general was a flop

Johnny62
Johnny62 on August 8, 2017 at 6:33 am

I saw The Great Gatsby at Las Olas in 2013. I think it closed shortly after that. The film presentation was good. Properly masked, but the bulb was a little dim and the sound was off. This multiplex reminded my of a picture palace in the 1970’s that had fallen on hard times. Areas sat dark and unused. It seemed to be dim and cavernous. There was a boarded over concession stand on the upper level. I am not a multiplex person but liked this one. An odd aura about the place. Sad to see it go.

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