Crescent Theater

13906 5th St,
Dade City, FL 33525

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The Crescent opened in 1926 as a venue for silent films, musicals and vaudeville, but closed before the 1960s. There were plans to convert the theater into a mixed use senior center and civic center, but these fell through and the building was demolished in 2003. A new senior center was constructed on the site.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

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teecee on February 17, 2005 at 5:27 am

Looks like the renovation plans fell through.
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 17, 2005 at 8:45 am

This is what I found on this theater:

Opened-May 15,1926
Owner-Floyd Theaters

I can’t find a numbered address. The location that I found for the Crescent theater is 5th St At Florida Ave.

KenRoe on February 17, 2005 at 9:24 am

The Film Daily Yearbook, 1941 gives a seating capacity of 550.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 17, 2005 at 9:38 am

Ken….The seat count of 900 is what I found listed for opening day. Its possible that the seating was reduced or the person that counted the seats didn’t attend math class on a regular basis. Does the FDYB list an address?

KenRoe on February 17, 2005 at 9:49 am

lostmemory…No addresses given in any of the F.D.Y.B. I have. Seating is still given as 550 in 1943 but it has risen to 600 in the 1950 edition!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 17, 2005 at 10:02 am

Thanks Ken. Lacking a photo of this theater to gauge its size, I would go with the 600 seat count that you found in the FDYB.

kencmcintyre on December 27, 2006 at 3:48 pm

Looks like status should be closed/demolished:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 8, 2009 at 11:15 am

Listed in the 1951 Film Daily but not in 1955. The only theater listed for Dade City in 1955 is the Pasco Theater.

TLSLOEWS on July 10, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Too bad no photos.

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