Florida Keys for Families a to z guideM
Marathon Community Cinema - MM 50 Oceanside, Marathon
Instead of going to a multiplex theater and being herded into one of a dozen screens with identical rooms take the family to the Marathon Community Theater. Children will love this movie "palace". It is a unique family theater in that it's small and in addition to traditional movie seating it has barrel chairs and cocktail sized tables arranged casually in the front half of the theater facing the large screen. The tables are wonderful for the soda, popcorn, candy, and food available to patrons at the refreshment counter. Arrive early as seating is limited to around 100. Kids and adults love it because it's different. Current movies shown twice nightly. 305-743-0288
Tavenier Towne Twin Cinema - MM 91.5 - Tavernier
More conventional movie theater. The Tavernier Theater has been expanded from two to five screens.. 305-853-2003
BlockBuster Video Stores - in Marathon - 5800 Overseas Highway 305-743-3034, in Key Largo - 99625 US 1, 305-451-1313, in Tavernier - 91100 Overseas Highway, 305-852-0202
A Key Encounter - Key West, Clinton Square Market and 291 Front Street - open 11 to 5:50 PM Sunday through Friday 305-292-2070
Admission is free. Message has religious overtones. A twenty-five minute narrated triple-screen movie takes viewers to the coral reef to learn about marine life. Advertised as " a glass bottom boat withoiut getting seasick" In addition to Key's marine ecology, viewers get a glimpse the wildlife, flora and fauna of the Keys. Pet live parrots, enjoy macaws and toucans, feel the soft feather of cockatoos, life like jungle walk In case you weren't able to spy the real thing at the Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine, the movie will provider information and pictures of Key Deer, the alligators of Blue Hole, and other animals indigenous to the Florida Keys. http://www.akey.org
Multiplex Theater - Key West - Searstown Shopping Center. N. Roosevelt Avenue
This is the only theater in Key West and the Lower Keys. It offer more movie choices than the Marathon Cinema and Tavenier Towne Twin Cinema.
Key West Film Society - - Tropic Cinema - 416 Eaton St. Key West, FL 33040 - 305-295-9493
now opened as a full-time twin-screen movie theater in downtown Key West. There are no longer any shows at the San Carlos Institute. The latest and best in independent, art and alternative film. Daily shows in a newly renovated twin screen theater with stadium seating and Dolby digital surround sound. A year-round film festival!
Cinema Shores - Key West - Atlantic Shores Resort - 510 South Street . 305-296-2491.
The 8 PM time of showing and the movie offerings limit going to Cinema Shores with young children. Sometimes they will show older popular feature films which may be suitable for family viewing. What's unique is the films are shown outdoors under the tropical sky by the resort pool. Thursday night only. $5 with popcorn.
Key west Indiefest 2003 - independent film festival - 305-745-8101 - http://keywestindiefest.com
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