Garden Theatre

160 West Plant Street,
Winter Garden, FL 34787

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irvl
irvl on March 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm

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

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on July 4, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Here is my picture from June 2011.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 25, 2011 at 10:51 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.

irvl
irvl on October 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm

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

irvl
irvl on August 24, 2010 at 6:37 pm

A 1949 picture of this theatre, when it was known as the Winter Garden Theatre, is at this link:
View link

Patsy
Patsy on July 25, 2010 at 4:12 am

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 September 9, 2009 at 3:37 pm

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

irvl
irvl on June 8, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Hmmmm, MPol: I’m looking at the schedule and reading WEST SIDE STORY, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, MY FAIR LADY, ANYTHING GOES, GREASE, DREAMGIRLS, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, JAWS, ANIMAL HOUSE, MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL, BLAZING SADDLES, 2001, BRAVEHEART, NORTH BY NW, CASABLANCA, BEN HUR, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA DEVIL WEARS PRADA, MAMMA MIA, MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, CORPSE BRIDE, TOOTSIE, THE GRADUATE, WAG THE DOG, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF A SPOTLESS MIND, and THE GODFATHER 1, 2 & 3. Hardly a children’s schedule. There are selected children’s films that will be matinee attractions.

MPol
MPol on June 8, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Isn’t it funny that most of this summer’s Classic Film Series are more for kids?

irvl
irvl on May 8, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Chuck1231: The 1988 photo you posted is of the Gem Theatre, 31 S. Main Street in Winter Garden.

Patsy
Patsy on May 8, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Oddly enough there is a theatre in western NY in Jamestown NY called the Winter Garden Theatre. It is still standing, but has been closed for a very long time and nobody knows what its future is though I would like to see it retored. Thought I had a buyer from Chicago, but it fell through. It’s listed on CT, too.

MPol
MPol on May 8, 2009 at 8:47 am

Looks like a neat thatre, both inside and out.

Patsy
Patsy on April 9, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Lost and Irv: These are wonderful paintings and thanks for bringing them to everyone’s attention! I still hope to see this theatre,in person, someday as plans were changed to see the Garden this past March.

Patsy
Patsy on January 22, 2009 at 3:27 am

Irv: I enjoyed our theatre phone chat and look forward to seeing the beautifully restored Garden Theatre in March.

Patsy
Patsy on July 12, 2008 at 7:28 pm

Irv: Lost is a HE and I’ll let you know when I find myself in central FL next winter!

irvl
irvl on July 12, 2008 at 6:45 pm

I would have loved to met Lost Memory when he/she was here. Also, I will look forward to meeting Patsy.

Patsy
Patsy on July 6, 2008 at 4:25 am

Lost: Yes, a fine looking theatre! Congrats to Irv and to all of those who worked on this theatre in central Florida. I do hope to visit this theatre and meet Irv next winter.

Patsy
Patsy on January 15, 2008 at 3:56 am

Irv: Congratulations! I only wish I were going to be in WG then! I do have a friend who lives in the Winter Garden area in the winter months so I will certainly inform her of this upcoming and exciting Feb. 1 grand opening event! And if you have any photos you would still like to send to me the address is still

irvl
irvl on January 15, 2008 at 3:49 am

The Garden will open again on February 1, 2008, as a performing arts center. Classic movies will also be run twice a week. The gala grand opening is set for February 29. See www.wgtheatre.org or call 407-877-GRDN for information.

Patsy
Patsy on June 22, 2007 at 4:52 pm

Irv: Sorry…I didn’t realize that you posted the first day of March for the grand opening. If there is any change in this date, please advise.

Patsy
Patsy on June 22, 2007 at 4:50 pm

Can anyone provide current restoration photos?

Patsy
Patsy on June 22, 2007 at 4:48 pm

Irv: As we near the month of March, 2008 please post on CT the exact date of the grand opening as I will probably be in FL that month and would like to plan my trip around this date! Thanks so much.