Broadway Theatre

1731 E. 7th Avenue,
Ybor City, FL 33605

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 17, 2023 at 8:38 pm

The Broadway Theatre may have officially become a movie house in 1935, but an 850 seat house called the Italian Club, which must have been this place, was the largest of three indoor theaters listed at Ybor City in the 1926 Film Daily Year Book (the 800-seat Casino and 500-seat Rivoli were the other two. There was also a house called the Airdome, no capacity given.)

rivest266 on September 28, 2017 at 2:41 pm

November 24th, 1935 grand opening ad in the photo section.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on December 3, 2010 at 9:34 am

Here is a picture of the Italian Club/Broadway Theater, as seen in May 2010.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 12, 2010 at 10:56 am

thanks know I would love to have those one-sheets!

Nunzienick on November 11, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Thanks Andy. Here’s the opening day ad dated Nov. 24, 1935.
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Just found some additional photos:
May 1919 before Broadway Theatre opened:
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Nice angled shot of front dated Nov. 1936:
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Beautiful close-up view of front dated Nov. 1936:
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AndyCallahanMajorMajor on November 11, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Thanks for adding this one, Nick. I had no idea there was a movie theater up there. I have a picture of the exterior that I’ll upload soon.

Nunzienick on November 11, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Undated photo showing Broadway Theatre blade sign and marquee:
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Photo of auditorium dated November 1936:
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Current photos of auditorium as it appears today on this website: