5th Street S. and 1st Avenue S.,
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Styles: Spanish Renaissance
Internet references state this was the first air conditioned theatre in St. Petersburg. It was certainly the largest movie theatre in the town and was designed by architects; Roy A. Benjamin & Robert E. Hall. The Florida Theatre was opened September 10, 1926 with Thomas Meighan in “Tin Gods”. The 3 manual Wurlitzer organ was opened by organist William J. Gilroy.
The Florida Theatre was closed on September 18, 1967. It was demolished in December 1967 for the site to become a parking lot for a newly constructed bank.
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