Garden Theatre

160 West Plant Street,
Winter Garden, FL 34787

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Garden Theatre

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Located in Winter Garden, Florida, the Garden Theatre, which was built and opened in 1935 as a 300 seat movie house, was shuttered in 1963. After being gutted and utilized as a warehouse for almost 40 years, the city of Winter Garden acquired the building, and has donated it to the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation for renovation.

The theater reopened February 1, 2008 as a 299-seat performing arts venue which also screens classic movies.

Contributed by Irv Lipscomb

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irvl
irvl on September 9, 2009 at 7:37 am

The new website address for the Garden is www.gardentheatre.org

Patsy
Patsy on July 24, 2010 at 8:12 pm

I received 2 CT notices tonight…one was the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden FL and the other was the former Winter Garden Theatre in Jamestown NY.

irvl
irvl on August 24, 2010 at 10:37 am

A 1949 picture of this theatre, when it was known as the Winter Garden Theatre, is at this link:
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irvl
irvl on October 5, 2010 at 8:27 am

Picture of film being projected on the Garden Theatre’s screen, October 2, 2010 View link

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 25, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Saw a picture of the Garden Theatre in a recent Retirement Magazine. It was included in an article full of accolades about Winter Garden as a premiere retirement city. It stated that the theater had been restored, which I first thought was a typo for remodeled. Since the exterior didn’t look too much like something from the 30's. But after seeing the various pictures posted, and the disaster it looked like in the late80’s, I’d say they did a fantastic job. The only detail I would have changed, was installing the two adjacent storefront doors at either end of their respective window treatments. Like the 1949 picture above seems to have them situated. Might have been overlooked, or not consistent with current codes.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on July 4, 2011 at 10:28 am

Here is my picture from June 2011.

irvl
irvl on March 28, 2013 at 10:04 am

Check out the new photo I just submitted showing a movie projected on the screen.

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