Quincy Music Theatre

118 E. Washington Street,
Quincy, FL 32351

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Previously operated by: Interstate Enterprises

Architects: Prentiss Huddleston

Firms: Prentiss Huddleston & Associates

Functions: Live Performances

Previous Names: Leaf Theater

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Kids Playing in front of the Leaf Theater

The 1,022-seat Leaf Theater was opened in October 1949. It was operated by Interstate Enterprises. The Leaf Theater was one of three movie theaters located in Quincy, Florida.

The Leaf Theater closed in 1980. In 1983, the Leaf Theatre was purchased and, through grants and private donations, the building was restored, reopening as the Quincy Music Theatre.

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Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on April 8, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Thanks. I was most likely going to be in the Quincy area tomorrow and thought I would try and check them out. I’ll poke around downtown, I guess.

TLSLOEWS on April 8, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Nice looking Theatre.

Davisrm on June 14, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Can you tell me where the Roxy was located?

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on January 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I took a few more pictures of the Leaf today. You’ll notice two separates sets of doors. The doors on the left were for white patrons and led straight into the auditorium, while the doors on the right led black patrons into the balcony.

Here are my pictures from January 2011.

femmeshui on January 29, 2011 at 9:18 pm

There’s a great nightime shot of the Leaf in Jonathon Demme’s ‘Something Wild’

TheLeafTheatre on August 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm

The historical Leaf Theater shows movies periodically. It houses Quincy Music Theatre, the production company that puts on several live musical theater productions and other similar events throughout the year. For the historical side of the Leaf Theatre go to: www.facebook.com/HistoricLeafTheatre To get updates on current productions go to: www.facebook.com/QuincyMusicTheatre

jameslmathis on September 3, 2012 at 10:54 am

I remember both the Shaw and Leaf theater’s as a child in the 50’s I would be dropped off every Saturday at the Shaw theater with 25 cents in my hand . Admission was 9 cents , For that you got to see 2 grade B westerns Roy Rogers , Gene Au try . Hopalong cassidy , Johnny Mack Brown and many others .2 serials and at least 3 cartoons . candy was 5 cents . popcorn was 5 cents and of course they had penny candy so the got the entire 25 cents ! We would always watch everything 2 times so it was the cheapest way to babysit kids for about 5 hours !

50sSNIPES on April 21, 2022 at 8:50 am

I actually found some evidence from the Tallahassee Democrat that both the Shaw and Roxy Theaters were in separated areas in Quincy.

robboehm on April 21, 2022 at 1:53 pm

Uploaded a photo of the Leaf as it appeared in the Gadsden County Times of October 20, 1949 just prior to its opening.

50sSNIPES on April 21, 2022 at 6:28 pm

The original capacity for the Leaf was listed as 1,022 according to a major error from the Film Daily Yearbook in 1957. There were approximately seven theaters in total for the city of Quincy throughout its history.

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