Florida Quad

300 N. Park Road,
Hollywood, FL 33021

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Previously operated by: ABC Florida State Theatres, ABC Theatres, Plitt Theatres, Wometco Theatres

Architects: Robert E. Collins

Previous Names: Florida Theatre, Florida Twin, Florida Triple, Florida 4

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Florida Quad

Standard ABC Florida State Theatre design with two rectangular auditoria meeting in a round lobby, The Florida Theatre was opened on February 10, 1965. It was rename Florida Twin in 1969. It was tripled in 1984 and a fourth screen was added in the late-1980’s closed on March 21, 1996. Featuring large rocking chair seating and plush carpeting it was a very popular family hangout.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

mmarovitch on December 31, 2013 at 9:55 am

I think the First movie that was show at this theater was Dr No. It might have been a double feature but don’t remember the second feature. Saw lots of other films here. Typically saw Every James Bond film and I remember seeing the Omega Man.

Pat R.
Pat R. on November 29, 2014 at 2:27 am

Loved this place~! Saw “The Song Remains the Same” MANY times at midnight, weekend showings! I remember it smelled really good in the theater! REALLL GOOD! What was the theater at 441 & Sheridan?? (Before it became the Pussycat adult theater!) I saw The Warriors there when it came out! Zombie also!

50sSNIPES on October 16, 2021 at 6:31 am

Correction: I Was Wrong, And Al Is Correct.

The Theater Actually First Opened As The Florida Theatre, Even Though It Didn’t Mean It Is A Twin, On February 10, 1965. It Was Renamed The Florida Twin In 1969. This Got Me Big Time Because It Has Nothing To Do With The Florida Theatre In Fort Lauderdale That Closed In Late 1966 Or Early 1967. The Theater Was Tripled In 1984 After Ending Its Twin Run. Wometco Took Over The Theater After Operating As A Plitt Theater For A While. A Fourth Screen Would Later Be Added During The Decade As The “Florida 4”. The Theater Was Last Known As The “Florida Quad” Before Closing In 1996.

50sSNIPES on October 16, 2021 at 7:10 am

The actual closing date is March 21, 1996.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 16, 2021 at 7:42 am

Snopes, it was always a Twin. The single screen Florida burned down in 1964 and was located at 2018 Hollywood Boulevard. These early twin theatres often played the same film on both screens with two prints and staggered showtimes.

50sSNIPES on October 16, 2021 at 2:07 pm

Yes, the Florida Theatre in Hollywood burned down on January 14, 1964 because of that fire that injured 2 firefighters, but I’m not talking about the Florida Theatre there. I’m talking about the Florida Theatre on 30 Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale which closed between late 1966 and early 1967. This Florida and Fort Lauderdale’s Florida got me confusing because this twin was temporarily named the “Florida Theatre” since its beginning despite on this being a twin as its name for the first 4 years. I even got to look at the Fort Lauderdale News to find its match, but the name severely catches me on.

Yes, it opened as a twin, but the name got super confusing for some people. It’s not the Florida, it’s other theaters across the US and others. The theater opened with a world premiere of “Strange Bedfellows” on both screens.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 16, 2021 at 2:10 pm

Florida State Theatres did always seem to have a “FLORIDA” Theatre in each town.

50sSNIPES on October 16, 2021 at 2:17 pm

Yeah, I totally don’t know why Florida State Theatres have done that for others but, I’m sure it is a very popular name for that theater’s chain. Some had taken it, some didn’t. This Florida is one of them.

Also, this theater opened on February 9th, not the 10th.

50sSNIPES on October 16, 2021 at 4:14 pm

It Seems That The Page Didn’t Update The Opening Date, But The Closing Date Is Right Though. It Was Suppose To Say That It Opened As The “Florida Theatre” As A Twin On February 9, 1965, Changed Its Name To The “Florida Twin” In 1969, Tripled In 1984 As The “Florida Triple”, Became A Quad In 1988 As The “Florida 4”, Last Known As The “Florida Quad” Until Closed On March 21, 1996.

dallasmovietheaters on September 11, 2022 at 4:45 am

Architectural plans were drawn in 1964 by famed theater architect Robert E. Collins for the Florida State Theatres circuit.

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