118 North Monroe Street,
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This Streamline Moderne style movie house opened in 1940 and featured a sleek facade with a large vertical sign, a marquee with the theater’s name in bold stylized lettering, and glass brick decoration. This stunning theater sat on Monroe Street between Park Avenue and Call Street.
In 1960, the Florida Theatre was heavily damaged in a fire. The theater was rebuilt to the plans of architect Theodore C. Poulos, albeit much more simple in style than the Moderne style original look. The large vertical sign was retained, however.
The Florida Theatre operated into the 1980’s and afterward, the building was converted into office space.
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