Las Olas Cinemas

300 SW First 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 Los Olas 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 indepenedent 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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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 5, 2007 at 4:58 pm

Really seedy, considering that it’s in a sort of prime location.

It’s very shabby and musty smelling…and in my auditorium the image jiggled and jumped the entire show, despite repeated reports to management.

Nice, graceful sloping stadium seating, though, and the rooms are nicely decorated; some are over 400 seats.

I heard this Riverfront complex is a financial bust and is being redeveloped. I wonder if this place is coming down, too.

All in all, pretty disappointing.

shoeshoe14 on February 23, 2007 at 3:59 pm

It’s now listed as Sunrise Cinemas Stadium 15 @ Las Olas Riverfront

CSWalczak on November 30, 2010 at 9:20 pm

It is now being operated by Frank Theatres; the new official website is: (It is listed there as the “Las Olas”).

Mikeoaklandpark on December 1, 2010 at 1:28 pm

OMG Sinrise cinemas was a great independant chain for many years in Ft lauderdale. Now Frank theaters has taken them over. The are the low life of theater chains. This is really sad news.

rivest266 on October 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm

According to the Yelp reviews cinemas 1-4 are now closed off leaving 11 cinemas. I confirmed it by checking the showtimes and find only 11 cinemas in use.

Mikeoaklandpark on October 27, 2011 at 10:17 am

Originally this theater was 23 screens. I am not sure why they could not make all 23 work. I know parking was always an issue.

Mikeoaklandpark on August 2, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Acording to the Frank Theater web site it lists only showings for 9 screens. It was changed to 11 when Frank’s took it over. Please correct information at the top showing 15 screens

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 on January 8, 2014 at 5:25 am

Update status to closed.

andsome96 on August 31, 2015 at 5:45 am

Theater update: Everything still seems to be in place despite being abandoned for almost two years.

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