Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse
300 Brevard Avenue,
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The Aladdin Theatre opened on August 18, 1924. It was equipped with a Barton 2 manual organ. By 1936 it had been renamed State Theatre and was operated by E.J. Sparks, a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures Inc. By 1953 it was operated by the Talgar Theatre Company chain. It was closed by 1956. Later reopened as an art house cinema, it was renamed Fine Arts Cinema which operated into the 1960’s.
Several owners and several decades later, the building was purchased by the City of Cocoa and renamed the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse. The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
The theatre was used as a location when it was named Key West Strand Theatre for the 1993 movie “Matinee” starring John Goodman.
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