Largo Tri-City 8 movie theater is closing; center to be redeveloped
LARGO — The AMC Tri-City 8 movie theater has been around for decades. It doesn’t have stadium seating or 20 theaters, just big, crisp screens showing the latest flicks at a cozy location right off U.S. 19.
But the Tri-City 8 is closing by the end of the year, caught up in an industry-wide trend of older, smaller multiplexes shutting their doors.
The theater isn’t part of the plans for a total redevelopment of Tri-City Plaza, an aging retail center at the northwest corner of U.S. 19 and East Bay Drive. Construction is expected to start within months on a transformation of the shopping plaza, which is nearly 50 years old.