Located near the Orlando Fashion Square Mall, this shopping plaza, once named Colonial Promenade but now nameless and designed by Design Affiliation Architecture in 1986, is an absolute beauty.
Before we get into the rest of the photos I took, let's take a quick look at this theater's history.
|Photo Credit Design Affiliation Architecture|
This photo, taken from the website of the developers, shows the plaza in happier days. Opening as a General Cinemas, this theater was tucked into the corner of this shopping center, and featured 6 screens.
However, this was not to last- Entertainment Film Works quickly fell into trouble, with the Orlando Fashion Square location abruptly closing, leading to a $1.9 million civil judgement against them for breaching their lease agreement. The 8-screen Altamonte Springs theater would be the second to fall in early November 2002, followed by this theater in the latter half.
|Photo Credit Orange County Property Appraiser|
|Photo Credit Michael M, Yelp|
|Photo Credit Tim L, Foursquare|
"The dirtiest movie theater I have ever visited" -Susan Clary, November 24, 2011
Most notable is the sign- both the round frame, and the "Cinema" text are remnants from General Cinemas, an increasingly rare sight to see, 18 years after their collapse.
Until next time- this was Cape Kennedy Retail.