Princess Theatre

130 W. Fifth Avenue,
Mount Dora, FL 32757

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The Princess Theatre was Mt. Dora’s movie theatre for many years, opening in 1922. It continued into around 1965.

Today the building is a busy gift shop, but the box office and many inside features are still preserved, although seating has been removed. It was operated by Florida State Theatres for many years, and later by MCM Theatres.

Contributed by Irv Lipscomb

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kencmcintyre on September 4, 2006 at 10:13 am

Here is an undated photo, probably from the 1940s:

Patsy on April 18, 2011 at 8:19 am

Sure you like to see a 1940’s photo of this theatre that should be restored to a theatre again as Mount Dora is a quaint FL community in central FL. The 2006 post didn’t seem to work.

Patsy on April 18, 2011 at 8:33 am

This theatre still has its exterior design. Wonder why keeping it a theatre wasn’t preserved and wonder if there is a effort “afoot” to return the Princess Theatre to the citizens of Mt. Dora?? Hope so!

Patsy on May 25, 2011 at 8:01 am

The former Princess Theatre is now owned by Main Street Leasing. The number is 352-735-0334 if you want to inquire about returning it to the Princess Theatre again!

RichardCWolfe on May 25, 2011 at 10:46 am

Hello Patsy.

I was looking forward to meeting you some time back when you were going to visit my theatre in Northampton, but that never happened.
I always enjoy reading your posts.

Patsy on June 2, 2011 at 6:57 am

Richard: Thank you for your kind words and I hope to visit your community someday.

Patsy on June 2, 2011 at 6:59 am

I hope Mount Dora gets their Princess Theatre back someday. I plan to call Main Street Leasing that is now located at the former theatre site and speak with someone about my concerns.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on July 4, 2011 at 10:31 am

Here is my picture from June 2011. Sorry about the top of it getting washed out. The 3PM sun isn’t too picture-friendly.

Patsy on February 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

What’s the latest with this theatre that needs to be restored and returned to the citizens of Mt. Dora? If the nearby town of Eustis could do it, so can Mt. Dora!

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