Lake Theatre

261 N. Marion Avenue,
Lake City, FL 32055

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LAKE Theatre; Lake City, Florida.

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The Lake Theatre opened in 1943. This was part of the Cannon Theatre chain with seating listed at 750.

The Lake Theatre closed in 1964 and has since been converted to a Mini Mall and Antique Shops. Any further information on the Lake Theatre would be appreciated.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 17, 2010 at 4:48 am

From Boxoffice of November 9, 1964: “Robert Cannon, owner of two indoor theatres at Lake City, has sold his first-run Lake Theatre for nontheatrical purposes and has reopened his former sub-run Columbia Theatre as a first-run house.”

However, this was apparently not the end for the Lake. Boxoffice of November 14, 1966, says this: “MCM Theatres… has leased the Lake Theatre… from Robert Cannon. MCM has renamed the Lake to the Gateway.” The Gateway was opened after extensive remodeling, according to Boxoffice of January 30, 1967. The item said the Gateway had 500 seats.

But there is a problem. The Cinema Treasures listing for the Gateway Theatre gives a different address from that given above for the Lake Theatre. Is it possible that Lake City renumbered its streets at some time?

Theaters in Lake City are difficult to research with search engines, given the fact that the name is so common. The name Robert Cannon turns out to be pretty common, too, so knowing it isn’t much help. I think that somebody familiar with Lake City is going to have to help sort this one out.

FlyGuyDave on December 13, 2014 at 10:25 pm

the archetecture appears to be the same as the Gateway / Columbia Theatre… (Now a Church) … look at street view… take a look at the top :) Amsterdam Theatre.1928092,-82.6371917,3a,75y,325.47h,89.55t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1swEVOGHFX7vWOkquesaYkgA!2e0

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