State Theater

109 N. Bay Street,
Eustis, FL 32726

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 13, 2012 at 2:36 am

This notice in the June 15, 1922, issue of The Manufacturers Record was about the house that became the State Theatre:

“Fla., Eustis—Mattocks-Wheeler Bldg. Co., J. E. Mattocks, Prest.; $30,000 theater; 58x125.6 ft.; brick, concrete and tile; stone trim; windows of pressed lens glass with tile and marble facings; metal ceilings; concrete and hardwood floors; wire glass; steel sash and trim; seating capacity 500 to 600; 2 stores on first floor; Allan J. McDonough, Archt., Eustis; J. B. Southard, Contr., Orlando.”
Auction site Worthpoint had a real photo postcard (since sold) captioned “Eustis Theater- Mattocks & Wheeler Building- Eustis, Fla.” and it depicted the same building in street view. The photo did not enlarge enough to see if the name Eustis Theater (or State Theatre) was actually on the building.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on July 4, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Here is my picture from June 2011.

Patsy on March 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm

While in FL I didn’t get the opportunity to see this theatre nor the Athens in Deland FL that has been restored. The Ritz in Winter Haven is being restored and the Polk in Lakeland is a must-see for any theatre buff.

Patsy on February 13, 2009 at 9:51 pm

A friend of mine called me today and told me that she and her husband plus another couple recently took a tour of this small town theatre.