The 12 Best Movie Theaters in Orlando

Oct 22, 2021

The 12 Best Movie Theaters in Orlando
By John Mills

The 12 Best Movie Theaters in Orlando

Looking for things to do in Orlando? What’s more reliable to whisk you away from your day than a good movie? Sometimes, streaming doesn’t bring the same magic as a simple night out to see the latest big-screen spectacle. And Orlando has an amazing range of options when it comes to how to experience them.

Drive-in Movie Theaters in Orlando FL

With options from art-house experiences, fairs and festivals in Orlando, and old-school nights out to megaplexes in the heart of vacation territory, Orlando has a wide range of moviegoing options. Use this list to figure out the best spot for you to sit back and relax with your favorite treat, a special drink, and preferred movie for a perfect night on the town or just a great break in the midst of a busy week.

1 | AMC Dine-In Disney Springs | Disney Springs is the sprawling lifestyle center just outside the parks, and home to a large AMC theater hosting the latest features to help you decompress and relax after a fun day at visiting Mickey and friends. You can choose between the exclusive dine-in theaters and sample a terrific menu, or step into their Dolby Cinema theater with laser projection for the absolute latest in dynamic picture.

WHERE: 1500 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 | WHO: 407-827-1308

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2 | Universal Cinemark at City Walk Orlando | City Walk is the vibrant collection of restaurants and shops just outside the entrance of Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure, full of flair and electric air. It’s also home to the Universal Cinemark, greeting you just as you exit the moving walkway from the parking garage. Best of all, they host special movie showings around the holidays and feature some of the best seats in town.

WHERE: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 407-354-3374

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3 | Plaza Cinema Cafe 12 | In the heart of Orlando, the CMX Plaza Cinema Café 12 is located right near the public library and the Church Street train depot. You can cap off a historic walk in the heart of Orlando with a top-tier theater showing of the blockbuster for a perfect family day of relaxing fun.

WHERE: 155 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801 | WHO: 321-558-2878

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4 | Cinemark Orlando and XD | Over on International Drive, take a break from shopping and sightseeing to step into a local favorite theater, the Cinemark Orlando and XD. Comfortable seats and enough screens to host a wide variety of choices make this the perfect escape from the everyday and a terrific choice for entertainment.

WHERE: Artegon Marketplace, 5150 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 407-352-1042

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5 | Epic Theatres at Lee Vista | The Epic Theatres at Lee Vista is located conveniently by Orlando International Airport, so if you’re in town staying close to the airport, or live nearby, Epic Theatres is a great choice for catching the latest release. Reclining chairs and premium projectors and bountiful concession offerings with a great beer selection ensure a good visual experience.

WHERE: 5901 Hazeltine National Dr, Orlando, FL 32822 | WHO: 407-856-0508

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6 | Premiere 14 Fashion Square | Orlando Fashion Square is located in the heart of the city, a reliable cultural anchor as the city grew. Surrounded by family neighborhoods and the vibrant Baldwin Park, Central Floridians have come to know it as a mainstay of their lives. As a cultural landmark, Fashion Square also offers the Premiere Cinemas theater with 14 screens and easy-to-book private showings.

WHERE: 3201 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803 | WHO: 407-894-0599

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7 | Regal Pointe Orlando | Regal Pointe Orlando offers an astonishing variety of moviegoing experiences, with IMAX, 4DX, RDX and ScreenX systems to bring you the clearest, brightest picture possible. Pointe Orlando is an outdoor shopping center located right next to the Orange County Convention Center, giving you the opportunity to catch a great film in a premier format after an Orlando convention center event.

WHERE: 9101 International Dr Suite 2100, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 844-462-7342

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8 | Regal Waterford Lakes 4DX & IMAX | Over on the northern end of town is a theater that offers an official IMAX experience and is home to one of the few authentic 70mm film projectors you can find. Does digital projection reign supreme, or is celluloid the superior medium? At this theater, you can compare them in one convenient spot.

WHERE: 541 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32828 | WHO: 844-462-7342

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Special Moviegoing Experiences

Looking for something a little more unique than the great multiplex experiences that Orlando has to offer? Well, you’re in luck with some special venue treasures that the Orlando area has to offer.

9 | Enzian Theater | The Enzian Theater is a true Orlando landmark cinema experience, known for catering to the eclectic tastes of a vibrant community. You can discover everything from cult classics like Donnie Darko, to the latest art-house flicks, and revel in the midnight movie madness with a little something you’ve never heard of before tonight. It’s also hosted its share of premieres and is a participant in one of the best fairs and festivals in Central Florida, the Orlando Film Festival!

WHERE: 1300 Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751 | WHO: 407-629-0054

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10 | West Orange Cinema | A little off the beaten path, the West Orange Cinema is a lovely old-school theater that caters to the style of yesteryear while playing the latest hits of today. North of the parks and just outside Orlando proper, you’ll have to hunt for this unique theater in Ocoee, just a short drive up Florida’s Turnpike.

WHERE: 1575 Maguire Rd, Ocoee, FL 34761 | WHO: 407-877-3489

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11 | Aloma Cinema Grill | Looking for a taste of a modern hip moviegoing experience? Check out the Aloma Cinema Grill in Winter Park, a historic part of town that might not bear the name “Orlando” but is a part of the expansive area that offers so much more than theme parks and attractions.

WHERE: 2155 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792 | WHO: 407-671-4964

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12 | Silver Moon Drive-In | Recapture the magic of outdoor movies, an experience that found renewed life as indoor venues faced new challenges at the start of 2020. Proudly billed as the last drive-in theater in Polk County, you’ll have to take a drive to Lakeland to visit…but you’ll agree it’s well worth it to recapture an exhibition style that once captivated the countryside.

WHERE: 4100 New Tampa Hwy, Lakeland, FL 33815 | WHO: 863-682-0849

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Last Tips on the 12 Best Movie Theaters in Florida

Whether you're a long-time resident or a visitor passing through, Orlando has the perfect places to deliver a great cinematic experience to you. Grab an early ticket online or pick something on the fly and let one of these wonderful locations whisk you away to through the magic of movies.

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