2267 First Street,
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Built in 1908, it served originally as a vaudville house and was the very auditorium that Fort Myers resident Thomas Edison sat in to view his first films, with his friends Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone.
The Arcade Theatre was eventually converted into a full movie house, with a wall dividing the stage to form two screening rooms. By 1989, the theatre had fallen into severe disrepair. In 1991, a benefit starring famed ballet and film star, Mikhail Baryishnikov, raised enough money to completely restore the theater. It is now host to the Florida Repertory Theatre.
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