Renaissance Cinema 5
2015 Photo from the Adam Martin collection
1770 Ellis Ave #100|
|Record #27950 |
Closed: Yes (date unknown)
Current Organ: none
| Also Known As: Ellis Isle Twin, Ellis Isle 4|
| Previously operated by: Ogden-Perry Theatres, Gulf States Theatres, United Artists Theatres, Cobb Theatres, Regal Cinemas|
Information for this tour was contributed by Zack Bittner.
Opened in 1974 by Ogden-Perry Theaters as the Ellis Isle Twin. In 1977, both auditoriums were twinned forming four pretty big auditoriums (to have been twinned) and became known as the Ellis Isle 4. Sold to Gulf States Theaters in 1984 and again sold in 1986 to United Artists. In 1989 the largest auditorium was twinned yet again forming 5 auditoriums to be the UA Ellis Isle 5. The theatre once again changed hands to Cobb Theatres in 1995 and then to Regal Cinemas in 1997. In 1998, Regal closed the theatre and it reverted back to UA until they closed it in 2000.
While closed, the theatre was used as Jitney Jungle Stores of America Training & Development Center. By 2005, the entire Ellis Isle Center was abandoned.
In 2009 it reopened as "Ellis Cinemas" by local operators named Chaddelier when the shopping center was renamed Renaissance Centre when New Horizon Church International moved into occupy 108,000 sq ft old grocery store space. The theatre once again closed in 2011. During this time it was used by the church some.
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March 2015 photos from the Adam Martin collection.
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