The last night at the Park 11, Orlando’s oldest movie theater

posted by Michael Zoldessy on October 22, 2007 at 7:40 am

ORLANDO, FL — The Park 11 recently closed its doors after years as a discount house and 43 years of lots of changes.

It was final call last night (Thursday) at the Park 11 cinema, the ancient multiplex that has been a part of Orlando-area movie going for 43 years. The Park, the place Walt Disney told Orlando what he was about to build on the outskirts of town, something that would change the city forever, will be partly-knocked down and become a Lifestyle Family Fitness Center (gym) sometime next year, acording to Arik Basso, manager of the property for Mainstreet Management.

Built as a stand-alone theater, a two-screener, in 1964, the Park became a triple, then jumped to 11 screens in 1991, eventually becoming the discount house it has been for years.

Read more in the Orlando Sentinel.

Comments (3)

shoeshoe14 on October 22, 2007 at 3:59 pm

The only Park 11 I could find is in Winter Park.

crownx on October 23, 2007 at 9:10 am

You are correct, the Park 11 is in Winter Park, Florida.

tube2005 on November 25, 2007 at 9:22 pm

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