Pheil Theatre

424 Central Avenue,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Only briefly read about this theatre that once existed in St Petersburg, Florida. One account stated that it opened 2/20 /1919. Alledgedly had a domed ceiling with cherubs. Reported to have been demolished to make way for a bank building in 1959.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 15, 2005 at 11:35 am

Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook;1950 edition at the address: 412 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. FL. with a seating capacity of 735.

theatreorganmana
theatreorganmana on October 28, 2005 at 2:25 am

The Pheil had a Wurlitzer, Style 135, theatre organ, Opus 756, shipped 12/28/23.

DONALDADUNN
DONALDADUNN on April 4, 2007 at 7:50 pm

Anyone ever heard of the Hance Detective Agency that was at 841 Central ave during the 1920'?

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on October 25, 2010 at 8:58 pm

This is a picture I took of the former bank building—and, apparently, the remains of the Pheil—in June 2010.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 10, 2010 at 12:24 am

Doudlas Fairbanks movie “WHEN CLOUDS ROLL BY” played.The prices at the PHEIL THEATRE were Orchestra and Balcony 30 cents,Box seats 50 cents. Extra added Fox newsreels.Miss Swenson played the Big organ.It was called the home of “BIG PRODUCTIONS”.

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