Richey Suncoast Theatre

6237 Grand Boulevard,
New Port Richey, FL 34652

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Richey Suncoast Theatre

The Thomas Meighan Theatre opened on July 1, 1926 seating 500. The architect was Thomas Reed Martin. The first movie to be shown was “The New Klondike”.

The theatre went on to sound films in 1930. It is known as the Richey Suncoast Theatre today and still in operation as a community playhouse.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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teecee on February 23, 2005 at 11:37 pm

More comprehensive history at this link:

kencmcintyre on November 30, 2008 at 1:35 pm

Here is an October 1944 story about the sale of the theater:

kencmcintyre on November 30, 2008 at 1:39 pm

And another sale five years earlier:

Califlaman76 on August 4, 2009 at 4:27 am

I had the pleasure of getting my start as an actor on the stage and the beautiful and historic Richey Suncoast Theatre, appearing in Productions Of 1776,Cabaret,Three Penny opera and many others,Before moving to Hollywood Ca a few years back.
One of the most beautiful theatres in the Tampa bay area, i still love to just go and sit in the auditorium when i go back home to NPR for a visit. If you have never had the pleasure of taking in a live production at this theatre, you definately must.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on February 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Here are my pictures from February 2011.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 15, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Nick might have some info on this Theatre,Out there Nick?

DavidZornig on March 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm

1965 photo added courtesy of William Maytum.

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