Tarpon Mall Twin Cinema

40942 Highway 19 N,
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Previously operated by: Floyd Theaters

Previous Names: Tarpon Mall Theatre

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The Tarpon Mall Theatre was opened December 19, 1969 with Paul Newman in “Winning”. It was a single screen 460-seat theatre. It was twinned on March 16, 1978 with each screen having 230-seats. The Tarpon Mall Twin Cinema was closed on October 15, 1998 with Kirsten Dunst in “Small Soldiers” & Bruce Willis in “Armageddon”. It was demolished around 2004 to make way for a new strip mall.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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moviefanaticfan on October 4, 2014 at 9:55 am

Here is an article I found. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=888&dat=19691204&id=Z2FSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9HsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5991,2583962

fred1 on October 4, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Was this ever was a twin ?

i remember

rivest266 on October 9, 2017 at 10:03 pm

This opened on December 19th, 1969. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

Found on Newspapers.com

dallasmovietheaters on September 29, 2022 at 9:12 pm

Groundbreaking for the $3 million Tarpon Mall took place in February of 1969. An original destination in the mall was Floyd Theatre’s Tarpon Mall Theatre, a 430-seat single screen venture. The first store, an Eckerd Drug Store opened first in the center on June 26, 1969. Judy Limoseth was the opening manager of the Tarpon Mall Theatre that launched on December 9, 1969 with “Winning” starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. It was the Floyd Circuit’s 45th theater and likely was operating on a 30-year leasing agreement.

The venue was twinned into two, 230-seat auditoriums on March 16, 1978 with “Saturday Night Fever” and “Greek Show” becoming the Tarpon Mall Twin Cinema I & II. An oddity occurred at the Tarpon Mall Twin on June 22, 1987. The assistant manager spoke about a frequent ghost in the cinema named George. He invited two men into one of the auditoriums as he put together a print of “The Devil’s Own” to test it. He then put together another print in auditorium on audi 2 of “Volcano.” One of the two invited transients went into see “Volcano.” The assistant manager thinking the house was empty heard noises attributing them to ghost, “George.” He picked up a wrench and clubbed the ghost injuring the guest and landing the assistant manager in jail.

As the theater’s lease was getting close to its expiry, the days of twin screen theater’s viability was long since past. Tarpon Mall Twin was closed on October 15, 1998 with Kirsten Dunst in “Small Soldiers” & Bruce Willis in “Armageddon”. It was demolished around 2004 to make way for a new strip center.

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