Garden Theatre

907 E. 20th Avenue,
Tampa, FL 33605

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.

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The Garden Theatre dates back to at least 1935. By the early-1940’s it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary E.J. Sparks. It was still listed as operating in 1950.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 7, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Nick,Talk to ME! those are some great pictures.WishI could get on the same time you do.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 7, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Nick,go to my page,have a tribute to Forrest J. Ackerman.I know you know who I am writing About! And I thought you might like to add to it.

TLSLOEWS on March 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Nice photos, I,ll check out the tribute page also.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm

TLsloews, I figured you Too to be a FAMOUS MONSTER of Filmland fan.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on November 2, 2010 at 6:23 pm

This one may have stuck around until ~1995, but was gone by the end of the decade.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 7, 2011 at 10:25 am

thanks Chuck,hope Nick sees it.

rivest266 on November 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Chuck1231 and Nick, I notice an “Nobody’s Baby” poster. It came out in 1937.

Patsy on November 16, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Love that ticket kios!

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on November 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Thanks for the nice photo Chuck. The house to the left of the theatre still stands today. The theatre was demolished years ago and the property sat vacant for several years. A building was constructed on the site just within the past few years. A friend tells me the Garden Theatre was originally a church. When the church closed the theatre opened with the church pews still in place and were used as seating for theatre patrons. They were eventually removed and replaced with theatre seating.

Juan1941 on March 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Based on the movies advertised outside, this photo appears to be from the mid-1940s. When I went to it in the early and mid-1950s, there was a large banner hanging across the front that said “Cool Inside,” a reference to air conditioning…something that was still a novelty to most of us. I was 12 or 13 at the time, but it was still a thrill to go to the Saturday matinee.

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