Florida Theatre

Theater in Jacksonville, Florida, United States

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Coordinates: 30°19′35″N 81°39′20″W / 30.32628°N 81.65563°W / 30.32628; -81.65563

Florida Theatre
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Exterior view of the venue's marquee (2016)
Address128 E Forsyth St
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3366
LocationDowntown Jacksonville
Capacity1,900
Construction
OpenedApril 8, 1927
Reopened1983
Architect
Website
Venue Website
Architectural styleMediterranean Revival
NRHP reference No.82001034[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 4, 1982

The Florida Theatre is a historic American movie theater located in Jacksonville, Florida. Opened in April 1927, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on November 4, 1982.[2] On April 18, 2012, the AIA's Florida Chapter placed the building on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.[3]

The theatre is one of only four remaining high-style movie palaces built in Florida during the Mediterranean Revival architectural boom of the 1920s (the other three being the Saenger Theatre in Pensacola, the Polk Theatre in Lakeland and the Tampa Theatre in Tampa).


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