Roosevelt Theatre

818 W. Ashley Street,
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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Roosevelt Theatre

The Roosevelt Theatre was open in 1949. It seated 1,150 and still listed in the late-1950’s. The site is now a school for the arts.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 27, 2014 at 2:19 pm

The Roosevelt was one of three theaters in LaVilla, the historically African-American neighborhood adjacent to downtown Jacksonville. The other theaters were the Strand and the Ritz. The neighborhood went into decline in the 1960s and what remained was largely eradicated by an urban renewal project undertaken in the 1990s.

The block of Ashley Street on which the Roosevelt Theatre was located has been absorbed into the campus of the LaVilla Middle School of the Arts, a Duvall County Public Schools magnet school.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 24, 2018 at 4:06 pm

The caption of the photo uploaded by elmorovivo says that the Roosevelt Theatre was designed by architect Roy A. Benjamin.

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