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Largo, FL: AMC Tri-City 8 Closed January 19, 2014

Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014 5:40 PM by Scott Jentsch

The AMC Tri-City 8 in Largo, Florida closed January 19, 2014, according to an article published earlier that month in the Tampa Bay Times:

The Tri-City 8, one of Pinellas County's oldest existing movie theaters, will close for good in one week. Its last day in business will be Sunday, Jan. 19.

The theater isn't part of the plans for a total redevelopment of Tri-City Plaza, an aging retail center at the northwest corner of U.S. 19 and East Bay Drive.

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As for the AMC Tri-City 8, it's getting caught up in an industry-wide trend of older, smaller multiplexes shutting their doors.

Although Tri-City Plaza opened in 1966, the movie theater was built in the 1980s, around the same time that AMC built the Seminole 8. At the time, AMC also had movie theaters at Tyrone Square and Clearwater and Countryside malls. All of those theaters are gone now.

Competing with gleaming new multiplexes that boast stadium seating, the Tri-City has survived until now as an inexpensive option. Movie tickets there are $4 during the daytime and $6 after 6 p.m. The theater also has been hosting a raucous, live Rocky Horror Picture Show production on Saturday nights.

Click the Read link below to view the full article.

Moviegoers in the area will need to visit the Regal Largo Mall 8, the Clearwater Cinema Cafe, or one of the other Largo/Tampa-area movie theaters.



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