Edgewood Theater

1195 Edgewood Avenue S.,
Jacksonville, FL 32205

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This theater opened in 1947 and remained open until the mid-1980’s. It attracted patrons from Murray Hill, Riverside, Avondale, and other Westside neighborhoods of Jacksonville. The old theater building sits west of the intersection of Edgewood Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard. Long gone is the once-familiar marquee. It now houses Jones College.

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Troy Powell
Troy Powell on August 19, 2011 at 7:49 pm

I remember when the theatre closed its doors in the mid 80s when I worked at the midway drive in which at the same time closed.We had to pull all the equipment out of there due to when eastern federal corp was closing a LOT of theatres at that time.Due to rumor,EFC was on lease.

FrozenAstronaut
FrozenAstronaut on August 16, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I’m pretty sure this was owned by Plitt Southern Theaters. Plitt bought this chain from the old ABC theatre chain sometime in the 70’s. They owned the Kingsley, Florida, Center and Regency to name a few. I was projectionist at the Kingsley and would cover at the Edgewood and the others if the regular projectionist was out. The early to mid 80’s they started shuttering alot of the old houses like this one. Boy the stuff( Press books, Lobby Cards, Posters) I got out of those places before they sold them was incredible! Going back to 40’s even.

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