Eglin Theatre

269 N. Main Street,
Crestview, FL 32539

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Eglin Theatre

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269 North Main Street (construction date was 1932)

A popular movie house (Eglin Theatre) occupied this commercial vernacular building for several years by 1943 and the 1950’s. In 1949, actor Gregory Peck and other stars were in town for the nationwide premiering of the movie “Twelve O'Clock High” at both the Fox Theatre and Eglin Theatre on Main Street in downtown Crestview. The movie was made at nearby Eglin AFB, Duke Field (an auxiliary field located immediately south of Crestview), and some scenes were even shot within the City of Crestview.

After the theatre went out of business in the 1950’s, an adjoining department store expanded and acquired use of this building to provide additional goods and services to area residents. Occupancy of the building between 1932 and 1943 is unknown.

Contributed by Larry Bearden
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