Parkwood Cinema

3201 W. Colonial Drive,
Orlando, FL 32808

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Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp.

Architects: William C. Riseman

Firms: D.E. Britt & Associates

Previous Names: Cinema

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Parkwood Cinema

Located in the Parkwood Plaza Shopping Center. The 1,200-seat Cinema opened on July 11, 1961 by General Drive-In Corp. of Boston. The opening movie was Troy Donahue in “Parrish”. Its 62-foot wide screen was the largest in the South per the Sentinel of March 10, 1961. It was the first new cinema to be built in Orlando in 21 years. It was twinned on November 7, 1975. It was closed on February 28, 1991 with Macaulay Culkin in “Home Alone” & John Goodman in “King Ralph”.

Contributed by MIKE RIVEST

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rivest266 on November 19, 2016 at 6:31 am

Two screens on November 7th, 1975. Ad in photo section.

50sSNIPES on July 31, 2020 at 1:41 pm

Originally Operated By General Cinema Corporation.

dallasmovietheaters on September 15, 2021 at 2:15 am

General Cinema operated the Parkwood Plaza Cinema I & II for its entire 30-year leasing period closing February 28, 1991 with “Home Alone” and “King Ralph.” It cited lack of business as its reason for non-renewal.

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