Plantation Cross Roads

1870 N. University Drive,
Plantation, FL 33332

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Previously operated by: Frank Theatres, Sunrise Cinemas

Previous Names: Mercede Cinema 4

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The Mercede Theatre is located at University Drive and Sunrise Boulevard. It opened on April 9, 1976 and was the first theatre in what would become the Sunrise Cinema Chain.

The theatre prided itself in personalized services of the old fashioned theatre. The theatre had digital stereo sound in all four auditoriums. It featured first run attractions and independent films. Operated by Frank Theatres until March 2011, when it was taken over by an independent operator. It was closed in January 2012.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 25 comments)

sporridge on February 26, 2011 at 3:51 pm

It appears Planation CrossRoads is no longer listed at the Frank Theaters site, and there was a report that foreclosure proceedings are underway for the entire shopping center.

sporridge on March 19, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Frank Theaters did briefly close the Plantation CrossRoads; it’s now due to reopen March 25 under the same owners who took over the Gateway.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Enjoyed the story on “10”.We had to watch teenage boys slipping in on it in the twin I worked,which was pretty easy since the screens were apart.I don’t really remember that much nudity if any in the movie.Thanks Irv.I did sneak into to see “THE GROOVE TUBE” when i was underage,so i know the thrill.

sporridge on June 13, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Street view: Entrance to the Plantation CrossRoads complex from University Drive. This sign was formerly the theatre’s marquee. The actual fourplex is a bit further in beyond Google’s reach.

Dorg on June 20, 2011 at 3:54 pm

If I’m not mistaken there is also another entrance to the complex off Sunrise where the Quizno’s Subs is.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 5, 2013 at 8:35 am

This seems to be closed again. The intro mention as the Seminole must be a typo.

sporridge on January 5, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I’m told Plantation Crossroads finally closed in January 2012 after a 35-year run. A new CVS Pharmacy now fronts University Drive: I’m unaware if the rest of the Mercede Center and the theatre were demolished. Nearest screens are now Frank Sunrise, Regal Sawgrass, and Ridge Cinema.

Mikeoaklandpark on May 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Wow this is a surpirse. Sunrise cinemas remodled this theater and put in stadium seating a few years back beofre they sold to the Frank Chain.

rivest266 on March 5, 2017 at 11:27 am

This opened on April 9th, 1976 as the Mercede Cinema 4. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

David_Schneider on October 2, 2019 at 10:26 am

Sun-Sentinel newspaper article from August 8th, 2019:

“Plantation’s Mercede Theater Gone, But Great Memories Will Live On”

Also, the former theater is now viewable on Google Street View with its poster boxes empty.

The article mentions the building is likely to be torn down in the coming months.

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