Hilans Theater

36 E. Main Street,
Avon Park, FL 33825

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Hilans Theater

Located in downtown Avon Park. The Park Theater was opened in 1935. It was renamed Hilans Theater in April 1950.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 24, 2010 at 7:55 pm


56 EAST main street,


TLSLOEWS on April 26, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Thanks again Joe!

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on August 14, 2010 at 6:33 am

Here is the Hilans in July 2010.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 27, 2016 at 7:22 pm

The NRHP Registration form for the Avon Park Historic District, which includes this theater, refers to the house only as the Park Theatre, and says it opened in 1935. The 1950 opening must have been a reopening under a new name.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 11, 2019 at 1:54 pm

Floyd Theatres took over the Park in 1940 and made some changes to the house, according to this item from The Film Daily, July 3, 1941:

“The Floyd Theaters, owners of the Park, Avon, Fla., are celebrating first anniversary of their entrance into the film industry in this part of the state. In addition to having made many improvements to the old building which they acquired, they have started work on a new theater in the nearby town of Sebring. Bill O'Neill is manager.”

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