Garden Theatre

160 West Plant Street,
Winter Garden, FL 34787

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Patsy on April 30, 2007 at 9:57 am

Irv: When you send me the photos please title the email GARDEN Theatre. Thanks.

irvl on April 30, 2007 at 6:03 am

How do I send the photos you requested to Lost Memory, Patsy?

Patsy on April 29, 2007 at 8:00 am

Would love to see my current and past photos! Can you help Lost Memory?

irvl on March 19, 2007 at 8:58 am

The Garden Theatre’s facade and marquee are now completed, and were revealed in a ceremony on March 1, 2007. A soft opening is planned during early 2008, with the grand opening to follow on March 1, 2008. The theatre’s management can be contacted at 407-401-8660.

malcolmdbc39 on March 7, 2007 at 10:34 am

Anyone have a photo of what it looked like before they began?

irvl on November 1, 2006 at 5:43 pm

The organ donated is a large Conn electronic theatre organ. While we do love pipe organs, we really don’t have room for the installation of one, and the upkeep on a genuine piper would be more than we could possibly afford. So, having an electronic organ is an excellent alternative.

JimFles on November 1, 2006 at 1:52 pm

Glad to hear a theater organ has been donated!!! Love to know what it is!! Fellow theater lover Jim Fles

Patsy on October 28, 2006 at 10:01 am

I just viewed the computer realization by Phil Baker of the completed facade with ticket kios. Congratulations.

Patsy on October 23, 2006 at 3:58 am

Thanks for the location correction. Good luck with your efforts to raise the money to complete your theatre as it is important to restore these old theatres especially those with atmospheric interiors as that was a special design of that era. My favorite architect is John Eberson. He designed many atmospheric theatres one of which is the Palace in Canton Ohio.

irvl on October 22, 2006 at 4:24 pm

Thanks for your nice comment, Patsy. However, Cypress Gardens is in Winter Haven—about 50 miles or so south of us. Winter Garden is 14 miles west of Orlando, and is an up and coming city, growing rapidly. We still need to raise approximately $600,000 to complete the Garden Theatre’s renovation. I’m sure we will.

Patsy on October 22, 2006 at 3:26 pm

Nice to read that this historical theatre is being restored as it is in the same town as the world famous, Cypress Gardens.

irvl on December 1, 2005 at 5:08 am

Applications are currently being solicited for general manager of the Garden Theatre. See for details.

irvl on November 28, 2005 at 4:54 am

Construction has begun on the renovation of this theatre.