Clay Theatre

326 Walnut Street,
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

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Opened in 1919 as the Palace Opera House, and converted to movies in 1936. In recent years, the theater changed hands and an extensive remodel took place. It was a beautiful showplace. The original balcony was converted to another screen in the early-1990’s with 224 seats downstairs and 78 seats upstairs.

The Clay Theatre was closed in 2009. It was reopened in September 2012 and closed June 1, 2014.

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HistoricClay
HistoricClay on November 17, 2011 at 7:34 am

I am seeking people who want to be a part of the grand reopening, shows will be both main stream, art and indi. Contact me here if you would like to be a part of this, We anticipate opening back on or about December 21 2011

nostalgicTLG
nostalgicTLG on June 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I would love to learn more about the grand reopening of this theater! We live in Clay County and it would be a shame if this old theater isn’t revived! I would like to see some older movies shown, maybe even some black and white classics.

MovieMad52
MovieMad52 on August 29, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Facebook page states its opening in September.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

An article about the two brothers and their work to revive the Clay: View article

MPol
MPol on September 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm

It’s good to hear about another closed movie theatre re-opening. Even though I don’t reside in the area, it provides a ray of hope.

MovieMad52
MovieMad52 on November 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Need to change the status to ‘open’, playing 2nd run movies.

FloridaDriveIns
FloridaDriveIns on December 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

A Folio Weekly article from November 2012 about the theatre: http://folioweekly.com/folio1127wkl007.php

As of this date, they’re showing new releases: most recently Jack Reacher and The Hobbit.

tammymendoza
tammymendoza on April 12, 2013 at 6:14 pm

My son Zackary and I love this place the people are great and it’s close to home and don’t cost $22.00 for the two of us to just get in. $10.50 is alot better. And the movies are great, also the drive-in we seen too.

MovieMad52
MovieMad52 on June 8, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Clay Theatre, once again was closed on June 1st. I suspect this might be the end.

JCharles
JCharles on June 9, 2014 at 5:35 pm

“The twin-screen, two-story theater concluded its comeback run on Saturday evening with a screening of ‘The Monuments Men.’”

The theatre was showing this a month after it hit DVD? Were they still running 35mm? If so, I’d imagine that was a major reason for their decision.

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