Town & Country Theatre

825-845 University Boulevard,
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Harvey
Harvey on August 9, 2006 at 6:49 pm

Still sits. Was a nightclub called THE EDGE during the 90’s. I believe it’s a club now called PLUSH.

glenjay
glenjay on September 2, 2006 at 1:53 pm

The Town and Country opened in the 1950s. It was the first non-downtown first-run theater in the Jacksonville area. It was in a small pre-mall strip shopping center; the box office was on the sidewalk in line with the facades of the shops.

The address originally was not University Boulevard; it was only later that a number of long streets from Arlington to Lakewood were consolidated with that name. I don’t remember what the street was called when the Town and Country opened.

I saw “Auntie Mame” and “Advise and Consent” there. It wasn’t a twin until considerably later.

Kenclarke
Kenclarke on September 18, 2006 at 3:25 pm

Chaseville Road was the name of the street. I grew up in Arlington in the 1950s-60s and saw many a movie at the Town and Country. It was a classy place — clean and well run.

Troy4u
Troy4u on March 17, 2007 at 5:07 pm

I remember back in the early 80’s that eastern federal had leased the corner of the mall and the lease ran out and I went with jim tripp over there to strip out the equipment there when the midway twin drive in had shut down.Jim Tripp was at that time the service engineer for eastern federal corp.I lived right across the street at arco villa apt.in arlington.What a crying shame!!!!

gemsroadwarrior
gemsroadwarrior on June 29, 2008 at 9:13 am

You could see the Town and Country Theater from the Arlington Expressway. I saw “Pretty Baby” with Brooke Shields and “The Jerk” with Steve Martin at this theater.

gemsroadwarrior
gemsroadwarrior on July 14, 2008 at 1:14 am

There was a theater located at the Cedar Hills Shopping Center in Jacksonville’s westside. Does any reader here remember any info about that theater?

Harvey
Harvey on July 14, 2008 at 7:24 pm

OP5,

Here’s the Cinema Treasures Listing:

/theaters/17398/

The original exterior looks the same but it’s now a gym.

gemsroadwarrior
gemsroadwarrior on July 14, 2008 at 9:05 pm

Thanks. I did a search the other day, but it didn’t come up.

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