Dolphin Theatre

3401 Congress Avenue,
Palm Springs, FL 33406

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Previously operated by: ABC Theatres, Plitt Theatres

Functions: Retail

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Dolphin Theatre

An anchor of the Palm Springs Shopping Center, the Dolphin featured Ultravision projection technology, a 42-foot curved screen, and rocking-chair seats. Opening date was June 11, 1971, with "Ryan’s Daughter." By 1985 the Dolphin Theatre had closed, soon converted to a Home Depot warehouse.

The Dolphin’s lifespan was almost simultaneous with ABC Florida State’s Ultravision twin theatre in Deerfield Beach, FL, approximately 25 miles south.

Contributed by sporridge

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sporridge on February 16, 2010 at 8:10 pm

From 1971: Pre-opening day coverage from the Palm Beach Post, with a concise explanation of the Ultravision projection process:

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(forward to Google’s page 34 for a grand opening ad)

The Dolphin’s eventual closing marked the end of ABC Florida State/Plitt Theatres' decades-long presence in the Palm Beaches.

rivest266 on November 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm

June 11th, 1971 grand opening ad has been posted here.

sporridge on July 30, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Boxoffice Magazine’s “The Mark of the Modern,” featuring the Dolphin and other Ultra-Vision destinations, from 1971 (link to first page of article):

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