Forest Park Theatre

Kavanaugh Boulevard and N. University Avenue,
Little Rock, AR 72207

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Forest Park Theatre

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Located in the northwest neighbourhood Pulaski Heights in the Forest Park Amusement Park. The Forest Park Theatre was opened in 1900 and by 1914 was a movie theatre. It closed in 1915.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm

this undated photo of the Forest Park Theatre shows a Mission style front.

Forest Park was one of the many amusement parks built in the suburban areas of American cities, often by streetcar companies, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The following paragraph is from an Arkansas Times article about Pulaski Heights:

Little Rock streetcar company built Forest Park, a 160-acre amusement park that included a theater, dance pavilion, roller coaster, merry-go-round, bowling alley, roller-skating rink and refreshment stands, at today’s Kavanaugh and University intersection.“
If the Forest Park Theatre closed in 1915 it was probably replaced replaced by a new venue at the park. Issues of The Billboard from 1917 mention vaudeville shows still being presented at Forest Park in Little Rock.

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