Victoria Theatre

412 Canal Street,
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

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Open as of 1940. Has housed a drugstore since November 1965.

Contributed by TC

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teecee
teecee on February 15, 2005 at 8:53 pm

The photo that inspired the research can be found here:
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/prints/pr07605.jpg

RXD
RXD on December 16, 2009 at 2:28 pm

As a child, I remember seeing ‘The Snow Queen’ at the Victoria. The house was not
soundproofed very well and whenever a large vehicle went by on Canal street, the
noise was quite a distraction. Today, the facade is basically intact and proudly says
‘Victoria’ above the more modern drugstore entrance. Another theater was built to
replace the Victoria across the street, not listed here – ‘The Smyrna Theater’. That
theater hung on until the 1980’s and has been converted to office space. The current
movie venue in town is a multiplex called the ‘Beacon – 14’, located in the town
shopping center, not on the downtown Canal street. The current shows are either
jam-packed or empty… but aren’t they all nowadays?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 5, 2010 at 8:37 am

A September 26, 1953, Boxoffice item about the retirement of W. B. Small said that he had opened the Victoria Theatre in partnership with Judge Henry Titus in 1923.

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