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irvl commented about Roxy Theater on Jul 17, 2014 at 7:02 am

Thanks for posting this. The Roxy must be a virtually forgotten theatre. Excellent picture!

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irvl commented about Garden Theatre summer film series announced on May 8, 2014 at 8:40 am

The Garden Theatre has been a huge success story. Since opening six years ago, several hundred thousand people have been through its doors. It is currently featuring HAIRSPRAY, a live performance, that is so good that it shouldn’t be missed.

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irvl commented about Cameo Theatre on Jan 27, 2014 at 8:46 am

The Cameo’s building has undergone an extensive renovation and is now occupied by “SNAP,” a photo gallery.

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irvl commented about Grand Theatre on Jul 15, 2013 at 8:05 am

Please see the photos section for photos of the interior at grand opening, and a c.1930s picture of the Grand its ushers.

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irvl commented about Cameo Theatre on Jul 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Please see the photo section for newly surfaced photos of the Cameo and a special advertising section welcoming the new theatre. The Cameo opened on November 27, 1940, with the film ROAD TO SINGAPORE. Today, the new owner of the Cameo building wants to restore the fa├žade to a close re-creation of what used to be.

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irvl commented about Gem Theatre at 2002 filming for KERMIT'S SWAMP YEARS on Jun 27, 2013 at 7:26 am

This is the Gem Theatre dressed up as the “Hartis Theatre” for the filming in 2002 of Jim Henson Productions' KERMIT’S SWAMP YEARS.

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irvl commented about Garden Theatre on Mar 28, 2013 at 10:04 am

Check out the new photo I just submitted showing a movie projected on the screen.

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irvl commented about State Theatre on Mar 31, 2012 at 7:55 am

Nancy T: I also played in the FSU Bands 1957-1961. What was your name at that time? I’m Irv Lipscomb.

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irvl commented about Princess Theatre on Feb 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm

You go, girl!

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irvl commented about Echo Theater on Jan 5, 2012 at 9:16 am

I agree with Patsy. What a disgusting use of a fine old theatre.

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irvl commented about Melbourne Outdoor Theatre on Dec 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

Yes, Ken, I visited your family several times when you lived behind the drive-in. It was probably a location not conducive to making friends when you were a kid. Right?

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irvl commented about Tropic returns to downtown on Nov 23, 2011 at 8:25 am

Great news! Good luck. I love to see old closed theatres reopened. When it’s convenient, come check out the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden, which reopened over three years ago.

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irvl commented about Miracle 5 Theatre on Aug 15, 2011 at 7:33 am

I spent many hours at the Miracle as a moonlighting projectionist. Good times. I got plenty of exercise walking between the two booths and keeping five schedules going. I hate to see her fade away.

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irvl commented about Princess Theatre on Aug 9, 2011 at 10:37 am

The Princess has been partially restored and is now host to community theatre productions. The productions are presented by Creative Sanford, Inc. “Touch and Go,” a history of Sanford, will be presented again during October and November, 2011. Call 407-314-6750 for more information.

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irvl commented about Rialto Theatre on Jul 22, 2011 at 8:19 am

Probably a sports bar.

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irvl commented about Rialto Theatre on Jul 21, 2011 at 9:37 pm

The Rialto Theatre building still stands. The building in the picture is it, but there is nothing left of the theatre furnishings. I have a picture of the Rialto in a local history book. I will try to post it to this site.

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irvl commented about Rialto Theatre on Jul 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm

The Astor is listed on Cinema Treasures as the Grand, Matthew. The Astor name replaced the Grand late in its history. I posted a newspaper clipping showing the Astor on the Grand’s site.

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irvl commented about Van Croix Theatre on Apr 28, 2011 at 10:05 am

Interesting comment on the organ. A theatre organist friend of mine, Walter Kimble, began his career as a very young man playing the organ at the Magnolia Theatre in Titusville. Also, per the 1944 FILM DAILY YEARBOOK OF MOTION PICTURES, Titusville had two movie theatres—the Alamo and the Magnolia, both with 400 seats. The Alamo is listed as closed.

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irvl commented about Emma Parrish Theatre on Apr 28, 2011 at 8:12 am

The heading for this theatre should also state “Also known as the Magnolia Theatre.”

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irvl commented about Van Croix Theatre on Apr 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

This one was really news to me. I knew there was a Van Croix Theatre in Melbourne, but not Titusville. Undoubtedly built and owned by the same family. To my knowledge the Magnolia was Titusville’s only theatre. Is the old Van Croix building still standing.

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irvl commented about Lake Theatre on Dec 2, 2010 at 9:49 am

When I visited the Clermont Historical Association at least a year ago, the person in charge told me the theatre was at the site of the newspaper’s offices.

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irvl commented about Lake Theatre on Dec 2, 2010 at 8:11 am

I believe the local newspaper now occupies the site of the Lake Theatre in Clermont.

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irvl commented about Garden Theatre on Oct 5, 2010 at 8:27 am

Picture of film being projected on the Garden Theatre’s screen, October 2, 2010 View link

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irvl commented about Questions regarding renovating theater on Sep 24, 2010 at 10:33 am

I worked with the committee and board renovating the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden, FL. Our 1935 theatre building was in miserable shape—having been used as a warehouse for over 40 years after the movie theatre closed. By applying for grants from the state, county and city, we raised a lot of capital We also received sizeable contributions from individuals. When all was said and done, our renovation cost $3.1 million. We raised about $2.1 million. The City of Winter Garden paid off our balance after we deeded the building back to it. Since the City owns the building now, it does the maintenance and repairs needed. A sweetheart deal! We have been very successful in our city of about 35,000 population. However, bear in mind, most of our fundraising was done in better economic times, and grants are much more difficult to come by now than they were at the time we were renovating. I wish you the best with your worthwhile project.

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irvl commented about Garden Theatre on Aug 24, 2010 at 10:37 am

A 1949 picture of this theatre, when it was known as the Winter Garden Theatre, is at this link:
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