Florida Theatre

128 E. Forsyth Street,
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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ghamilton on March 10, 2005 at 5:24 pm

As a wee child in the Jacksonville of the 50’s,my family often went to the Florida and the nearby,magnificent Palace.That there is only one of the many that were in downtown at that time is a perfect example of the results of folks deserting downtown.The sad plight of jax has been somewhat reversed,but what has been lost,can never be replaced.

Patsy on March 3, 2005 at 5:36 pm

This being an atmospheric and Moorish I’d love to see some interior photos of the Florida Theatre. When I read that the theatre in 1955 seated 3,155 I thought I was seeing things as that is a huge theatre capacity.

Logelizard on January 25, 2005 at 8:39 pm

I was an usher at the Florida Theatre in the early 50s. I am 67 years old and I still remember those days. I even have a pay stub as a momento. I would like to tour the old girl the next time I am in Jax and I need tour info.
thanks, Bill Fisher, Atlanta, GA.

William on November 25, 2003 at 1:55 pm

As of 1955, the Florida Theatre seated 3155 people.