Sunrise Theatre

117 S. Second Street,
Fort Pierce, FL 34950

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Rejuvenated auditorium

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Mediterranean-style vaudeville house which opened August 1, 1923 in Fort Pierce, Florida. For years it was a movie theater, but closed in 1983 with the deterioration of downtown. It reopened January 14, 2006 as a performing arts center after a $13 million rehabilitation, largely paid for with city, county and state funds.

Contributed by Paul Noble

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Keiko on June 22, 2007 at 4:42 pm

IAstage played a major role in the renovation process providing all stage machinery systems including, motorized hoists, controls, counterweight rigging, draperies and track. The rear of the auditorium has acoustic draperies on tracks that are used to divide the audience chamber from the foyer.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 6, 2007 at 1:15 am

Here is a close-up view of the Sunrise Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 14, 2008 at 5:26 pm

This is a 2008 photo of the Sunrise Theater.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on October 1, 2010 at 3:44 am

The new marquee pales in comparison to the one in the 1981 picture. I guess that one was removed after it closed.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on May 4, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Here are my pictures from May 2011.

TLSLOEWS on May 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Thanks for the photos Andy.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 4, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I thought the 1981 marquee looked just fine.have seen a lot worse.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on July 12, 2011 at 6:16 am

A 1918 Sanborn map shows a Crystal Theatre on the property, with an abandoned movie theater immediately to the south.

Tinseltoes on July 19, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Entrance pictured at top left of this 1962 trade journal page: Boxoffice

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