Big Tree Twin Cinema

2018 S. Ridgewood Avenue,
Daytona Beach, FL 32119

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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Floyd Theaters

Functions: Furniture Showroom

Previous Names: Big Tree Theatre

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Big Tree Twin Cinema

Opened on April 24, 1969 by McGuire Theatres as the Big Tree Theatre. Seating given at 560. It became part of the Cobb Theatres and then in 1979 was operated by Floyd Theatres.

In 1981 it was twinned and became known as the Big Tree Twin Cinema. (The Big Tree name came from its location, Big Tree & Ridgewood Avenue.) Taken over by Carmike in 1992.

The cinema closed on March 5, 1998.

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Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

PHILTK on February 25, 2011 at 10:05 am

I moved to the area back in 1996 when the theatre was still open. the charge was only 99cents for films that were out about 3 months earlier. the place was located in the back corner of a shopping center not visable from the parking lot. A furnature store took over the site about 2 years ago. the theatre had the worst popcorn i ever had in any theatre. the butter was like watered down to make it a soggy mess lol

Coate on February 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm

<<< “Opened in May 1969” >>>

The Big Tree opened on April 24, 1969.

nmc2233 on February 25, 2011 at 7:43 pm


If this the actual opening date, why can’t you tell us the opening picture?

And why don’t you tell us where you got this date – what is your proof? And if you will not, what are you saving it for?

Coate on February 25, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Okay, troll.

Opening picture: 100 Rifles.

Source: Daytona Beach Morning Journal, April 24, 1969 edition, page 32.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on February 25, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Gosh — why can’t anybody go to Daytona Beach and take a picture of the theatre? Oh wait — I did… which is way more useful than knowing the theatre opened playing the Raquel Welch and Burt Reynolds opus 100 Rifles.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 14, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Jim Brown Starred in “100 Rifles” I found a one sheet at the MILLER Theatre in Augusta where the Management had covered up a section of Welch and Brown in a Hug.Wonder if the Folks in Florida did the same thing.I left the one-sheet just the way they left it with the paper still on.

rivest266 on May 17, 2024 at 7:55 pm

Two screens on April 3rd, 1981. Another ad posted.

rivest266 on May 18, 2024 at 12:16 pm

The Big Tree Twin theater underwent a change in ownership over the years. In 1979, Floyd Theatres assumed control, followed by Carmike Cinemas in 1992. Unfortunately, it ceased operations on March 5th, 1998. (rewritten by AI)

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