Movie theater reopens in Fernandina Beach

The Fernandina Beach movie theater that closed more than two years ago reopened Thursday with new owners and a lot of changes. The B&B Theatres Amelia Island 7 has new curved screens, electric reclining seats, a full bar, a new concession stand, self-serve sodas, new carpet, new bathrooms, etc.

The Marquee Bar will have beer, wine and cocktails for before, during and after the movies.

The theater, once part of the Carmike chain, closed in November 2014, three months before Carmike opened its 10-screen theater in Yulee. That’s been called the AMC Yulee 10 since AMC purchased Carmike last year.

B&B Theatres, a 93-year-old family-owned company based in Missouri, purchased the theater and has been renovating it for about four months. It’s the seventh-largest theater chain in the country with 401 screens at 50 locations, but this is the first in North Florida.

Roger Bull: (904) 359-4296

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