Atlas Twin

1446 W. 49th Street,
Hialeah, FL 33012

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Previously operated by: ABC Theatres, Chris McGuire Cinemas, Gulf States Theaters, Plitt Theatres, Shopping Centers Theaters, INC

Previous Names: Village Theatre

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Originally opened by Shopping Center Theatres Inc. on March 20, 1969 with David Niven in “The Impossible Years”. The Village Theatre was small house located in the bend of a strip shopping center. Later in 1969 it was operated by Chris McGuire Cinemas. From 1971 it was operated by Gulf States Theatres. In 1974 it was taken over by ABC Florida State Theatres which lacked a Hialeah outlet for Disney films which did exceptionally well at the Wometco Palm Springs down the street but were aligned with ABC elsewhere. Plitt Theatres were the next operators who closed in in April 1982.

On May 14, 1982 it was twinned and re-opened by a local independent as the Atlas Twin. It operated until January 1994 when it was screening Bollywood films. In 1995 Leroy Griffith reopened it as an adult movie theatre.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

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dallasmovietheaters on April 2, 2021 at 11:48 am

Shopping Center Theaters Circuit launched the Village Theatre on March 20, 1969 with David Niven in “The Impossible Years.” Later in 1969, Shopping Center Theaters merged with Chris McGuire Cinema Circuit which took on the Village. Chris McGuire Cinemas was dissolved in 1971 with multiple operations taken them over. Gulf State Theaters took on the Village Theater. ABC Florida State followed by Plitt Theatres followed with Plitt closing up April of 1982.

The theatre was twinned relaunching May 14, 1982 as the Atlas Twin with “Parasite” in 3D and “Fury of the Succubus.” Drew Knohl repositioned the Village as a sub-run, double-feature 99 cent discount house. Rajukumar Bombaywala took on a screen showing Bollywood fare on a semi-regular basis. The venue closed in January 27, 1994 with “Geronimo” paired with “Robocop 3” and “"American Cyborg” with “Menace II Society.” Rajukumar created the Hollywood Cinema in Hollywood, Florida to run Indian films.

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