Plant City Mall Twin

1425 S. Collins Street,
Plant City, FL 33563

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Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Britton Theatre, Mall Theatre

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Plant City Mall Twin

Located in the Plant City Mall strip center. The Britton Theatre was opened in November 1966. On July 18, 1968 it was renamed Mall Theatre. In 1974 it was twinned and renamed Plant City Mall Twin . It was closed on January 19, 1989 with Bill Murray in “Scrooged” & Mel Gibson in “Tequila Sunrise” It appears to have been converted into a store. Will check out soon.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 10, 2010 at 4:11 am

It might just be me,but when I present a new theatre to CT readers I like to add a bit more than what was mentioned above.But that is just me. Especially if one lives in the area.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on April 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm

I didn’t know this theater existed until I started doing some research. I’m not currently in the area, either, and certainly not in Plant City.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on August 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Chuck, I don’t recall that Plant City ever had a Britton Theatre but I could be wrong. It may well have opened as the Britton and was later changed to Plant City Mall Theatre, and later to the Mall I & II.

I had almost forgotten about this place. It was originally a single screen house and was later twinned. If I remember correctly this is the theatre some friends and I visited on a Saturday evening back around 1972. The theatre entrance was inside the mall and at the time it was a very nice single screen house with wall-to-wall drapery and curtains over the screen. We had driven over from Tampa one evening to see a horror double feature. I remember the theatre was packed. 500 seats is about right for the size of the single screen. Although I’m not positive about the title of the first feature—it was something along the lines of “Sasquach.” But I clearly recall the second film, “Frankenstein Conquers the World.”

Driving in the area around the early 1990s I stopped at the mall which was now a flea market. The theatre interior was completed stripped. The wall dividing the twins had been torn down. Walking to the back wall where the single screen had once stood, I looked up to see the original curtain rod was amazingly still attached to the ceiling!

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on August 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm

You’re right Chuck. This theatre did in fact open as the Britton. I just found a photo of the entrance and signage on another site but unfortunately can’t post here due to copyright. In looking at the photo this was definitely the theatre I visited in 1972. But I don’t remember seeing the name at the time so not certain if it was still called the Britton then or if name had already been changed to Plant City Mall Theatre.

50sSNIPES on September 7, 2021 at 6:06 pm

Yes, this was first opened as the Britton Theatre in November 1966, and later changed its name to the Mall Theatre in 1968. It became a twin and was renamed Plant City Mall Twin in 1974. It was closed on January 19, 1989 with “Scrooged” and “Tequila Sunrise” as its last films.

rivest266 on August 14, 2022 at 10:27 pm

The Mall theatre reopened as Mall on July 18th, 1968. Ad posted.

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