Florida Theater

North Ridgewood Drive,
Sebring, FL 33870

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1947 photo with hurricane damage courtesy of Jack Hegarty via the Historic Florida II Facebook page.

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The Florida opened in 1940 and was demolished in 1962.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 21, 2014 at 4:13 pm

This is from the August 1, 1941, issue of The Film Daily:

“Floyd Opens Sebring House

“Sebring, Fla. — Floyd Theaters has opened their new $25,000 theater, the Florida. Gene Stone is manager of the 609-seat house. Interior is finished in white-brown Celotex and cypress in natural tones with a two-tone light green trim. Foyer is finished in natural wood, with a bright red carpet. Exterior is concrete with strips of bright orange carra glass.”

I suspect that “carra glass” was meant to read “Carrara Glass,” a competitor of the better-known Vitrolite brand of pigmented glass tiles.

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