Emma Parrish Theatre

301 Julia Street,
Titusville, FL 32796

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The following is a quote from the local historical society’s guide for a walking tour:

"Built in 1905, the east building originally was a hotel and saloon. Remodeled as Titusville’s first silent movie house, the tickets cost 5 cents for children and 10 cents for adults. After remodeling again in the 1950’s as the Florida Theatre, it eventually sat idle until it was restored by Titusville Playhouse, Inc. in 1981. It was dedicated in 1984 as the Emma Parrish Theatre (named after the wife of Senator Jesse Parrish, Sr.). A facade renovation was completed in 1991."

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 28, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Open till ~1955? Can anyone verify the exact dates?

An ad in the August 1917 EAST COAST ADVOCATE

Magnolia Theatre, located on
Julia Street, showing the
best of moving pictures
every evening except
Sunday. Two shows nightly,
doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Admission is 10 cents. Bert
Johnson, owner.

More info and photos are always welcome.

Titusville is about the closest a town can be to the Kennedy Space Center.

irvl
irvl on April 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

The heading for this theatre should also state “Also known as the Magnolia Theatre.”

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