Cedar Hills Theatre

3794 Blanding Boulevard,
Jacksonville, FL

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Eastern Federal theatre when it closed. At the time showing second run. Believe it was a single that fell to the deadly twinvasion. Now a Bailey’s PowerHouse Gym that utilized the existing structure.

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Troy4u
Troy4u on March 10, 2007 at 5:42 pm

Yea I remember when I worked for eastern federal in the early 80’s when my projectionist/maintenance job was closed at the midway twin drive in and they wanted me to transfer to cedar hills to train as an asst.mgr.and I remember when I looked it over that it still had a huge stage still intact and it was converted into a 2 screener.

Harvey
Harvey on March 17, 2007 at 5:39 pm

Troy (or anyone),

Was the Cedar Hills once known as The Lake Shore Theatre then The Lake Shore Art (showing “nudie” films)? Both would be right around the same area (Blanding, Wilson and Cassat) but I can’t find anyone who can tell me where the Lake Shore was so I’m assuming it’s possible that it became Cedar Hills?

Troy4u
Troy4u on March 18, 2007 at 10:33 pm

I think that the only person to help you there would be vaughn at the roxy site.

Vaughn
Vaughn on March 23, 2007 at 10:21 am
Was the Cedar Hills once known as The Lake Shore Theatre then The Lake Shore Art (showing "nudie" films)? Both would be right around the same area (Blanding, Wilson and Cassat) but I can't find anyone who can tell me where the Lake Shore was so I'm assuming it's possible that it became Cedar Hills?

There was the Lake Forrest Theater on Lem Turner as well as a Lake Forrest Drive In near the same area.I don’t remember a Lake Shore Theater,though an old timer told me of a Lake Shore Drive in that existed near that area back in the early 60’s.
I remember the Murray Hill experimenting with soft core porn.

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Harvey
Harvey on March 23, 2007 at 2:23 pm

From SouthEastern edition of Boxoffice Magazine dated June 7, 1965, Jacksonville notes:

Samuel B. Jones has taken over management of the former Lake Shore Theatre in suburban Lake Shore from Maurice Magnan, who operated it on weekend dates as a conventional double-feature house. Now called the Lakeshore Art, the theatre has a completely new policy of catering to adults only. For its grand opening, the Lakeshore Art had a triple feature program of “World Without Shame”, “The Bellboy and the Playgirls”, and “The Topless Bikini”. The new admission price is $1.50, the same as for the local Roxy Follies, the only other nudie house in the area.

I wonder where this was? Or what it was.

atlmike
atlmike on May 1, 2007 at 3:19 pm

I’m not sure where the Lakeshore Art was located, but it is not the same theatre as the Cedar Hills. In the ‘60’s thru at least the 70’s the Cedar Hills was (apparantly) owned by the same outfit that ran the Town and Country Theatre in Arlington on the other side of town. Both theatres generally had the same bill. They shared newspaper ads and their logos were the same. The last time I drove out Blanding Blvd. the Cedar Hills building was still there…though there was no remaining signage to identify it as the movie house it once was.

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