Port Theatre up for absolute auction August 2nd

posted by paulaclark on July 10, 2007 at 3:45 pm

PORT ST. JOE, FL — A historic Florida movie theatre is going up for Auction August 2nd at 11:00 am EDT, selling Absolute!

The wonderful Port Theatre located in Port St. Joe opened in 1938 and showed its last film in 1967. For the past 12 years, it has been an auction hall. The brick and steel building was designed with incredible acoustics! It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in June of 2003.

Current owners have not accepted any federal funds for restoration so opportunity is wide open for a new buyer and there are no restrictions on use related to its historic designation.

The auction company that is selling the theatre Absolute on August 2nd is Higgenbotham Auctioneers International LLC and Donald Kirkland is the auctioneer handling this sale. A brochure is available on that site to download.

Here’s a great chance to buy a beautiful piece of Florida history!

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paulaclark
paulaclark on July 28, 2007 at 10:52 pm

The auction date is approaching! I’m excited for the future of this theatre, and what will happen, who will buy?

rivieraservices
rivieraservices on August 3, 2007 at 10:41 am

I understand it went up for auction yesterday. Do you know who bought it and for how much?

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