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The first 3D picture of the 1950s, BWANA DEVIL, played at the Roxy in 1952. Florida State Theatres apparently decided to play this high draw picture at the Roxy, possibly hoping to increase attendance at the theatre, and to help make people newly aware of its presence.
The marquee after the Pulse Nightclub shootings, June, 2016
Is there any possibility that the Victor Theatre had some connection with, or was named after the Victor Animatograph Corporation, which was also located in Davenport?
This booklet on the history of the Winter Garden theatres is available for purchase at the Garden Theatre and the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation History Center. The price is $5.00.
This Floridian attended a performance of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE last week at the EET. What a beautiful theatre this is, and the performance was awesome. Logan should be very proud of this venue.
1943 Crescent Theatre photo added to photo section.
Back when the State Theatre was a movie house, there were circuit breakers backstage for an organ. The American Theatre Organ Society may have information on what kind of organ was once located in the theatre.
Recent research as shown the Roxy’s address as 220 West Church Street in Orlando. Please reflect this change above.
1941 Florida State Theatres ad, showing all of its theatres in Orlando/Winter Park, posted to photos section.
1941 Florida State Theatres ad, showing drawings of all of its Orlando/Winter Park theatres, posted in photo section.
1941 ad for Florida State Theatres, showing its theatres in Orlando/Winter Park posted to photo section.
1941 ad for Florida State Theatres Orlando/Winter Park theatres posted to photo section.
1941 Florida State Theatres ad for Orlando/Winter Park theatres posted to photo section.
1941 ad for Florida State Theatres in photo section.
This theatre had six screens when it closed.
This is the opening night crowd in the Grand Theatre, January 7, 1913.
The Plaza Theatre is now owned by the Orlando Philharmonic. It is slowly being rehabbed, but in the meantime, concerts by the orchestra and booked events are being hosted there. Thank you, FloridaBoy54 for your insider information on this theatre.
I just posted a picture that shows the Vogue before a new marquee and other features of the building were installed.
Thank you for posting those great pictures of the Ritz’s interior. I wish the owners great luck as they continue to get this theatre operating again.
Picture of opening day just posted to photo section.
The Princess Theatre is closed and the building is being advertised for sale.
The building which housed the Lyric Theatre has now been beautifully renovated in a period style. Upstairs, in the space that was once the theatre, are the offices of R. C. Stevens Construction, plus several other businesses.
A new photo of the Lincoln has been added to the photo section.
This theatre was also known as the Arcade Theatre in its last days of operation.
The Valerie will have a grand re-opening, all day June 6, 2015, with all kinds of celebrations including refreshments and tours of the “new” facility.