Edison Theatre

1533 Hendry Street,
Fort Myers, FL 33901

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Functions: Office Space

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Edison Theatre

The Edison Theatre opened on September 9, 1941 with Sidney Toler in “Charlie Chan in Rio” & Paul Kelly in “Mystery Ship”. It was operated by E.J. Sparks, a subsidiary of Paramount Theatres Inc. The Edison Theatre was closed in mid-June 1981. The building still stands, now used as offices.

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Wurlitzer1773 on May 22, 2007 at 8:17 am

This building has been converted to law offices back in the 1980’s

lahousden on June 27, 2007 at 7:02 am

Here is a current picture of the Edison Theatre

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lahousden on June 27, 2007 at 7:03 am

View link Here is a link to a picture I took of the Edison Theatre

RoadsideArchitecture.com on June 22, 2012 at 9:46 am

The theatre was built in 1941. See this link.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on July 25, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Here are my pictures from July 2012.

50sSNIPES on June 6, 2022 at 2:54 pm

The 650-capacity Edison Theatre opened on September 9, 1941 with Sidney Toler in “Charlie Chan in Rio” and Paul Kelly in “Mystery Ship” along with a Paramount News and a short involving the life of Thomas A. Edison.

Originally a second-run/B-film theater, but became a first-run theater shortly before the death of the Lee Theatre until 1980. The Edison became a special events theater which has a mix of classic and foreign films, but 21 months later, the Edison closed for the final time in mid-June 1981.

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