Dixie Theater

26 S. Magnolia Avenue,
Ocala, FL 34471

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Part of the downtown square scene in Ocala. The Dixie Theater was operating pri0r to 1941, and in the early-1940’s it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary E.J. Sparks.

Building still stands but is now a store.

Contributed by Anibal Rodriguez

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AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on September 4, 2010 at 9:04 pm

There are a few buildings facing the square that look like they could’ve been theaters, but I’m not positive about any of them.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 5, 2010 at 2:05 am

I found it listed on Magnolia Street but that’s all homes. So is Magnolia and Magnolia Avenue. The only one that could work is North Magnolia Avenue, that seems to be a business street.

Anibal, if you know the building still stands and is now a store, what is the address?

Open ~1923-~1955 approximate? Your all welcome to verify those dates.

Also owned by Florida State Theaters, Inc. (Affilliated with American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.) of Jacksonville, Fla. Louis J. Finske, President.

Anyone know the address, more info,or photos?

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on September 30, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I think the correct address is 26 S. Magnolia Avenue, just opposite the downtown square.

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