Brentwood Theatre

3725 N. Pearl Street,
Jacksonville, FL 32206

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Brentwood Theatre, Jacksonville, Florida

The Brentwood was a Jacksonville neighborhood theatre, built in the art moderne style. It was a typical “grind house”, playing double features on the second runs exclusively. Air conditioning was never installed; a fan system was employed instead.

The building is currently the Brentwood Branch Library of the Jacksonville Public Library System. The marquee and poster frames still hang.

Contributed by Irv Lipscomb

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kencmcintyre on July 19, 2006 at 3:26 pm

There is a picture of the library and former theater on this page:

irvl on July 20, 2006 at 4:46 pm

The Brentwood closed in 1959 or 1960. It was operated by Florida State Theatres. An inspection of the inside of the building today will reveal the projection booth (with the port holes filled in) and the manager’s office. The marquee and poster frames are remnants of the old theatre.

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