Florida Theatre

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Florida Theatre
Florida Theater at night.jpg
Address 128 East Forsyth Street
Jacksonville, Florida
United States
Capacity 1,900
Opened 1927
Reopened 1983


Florida Theatre
Florida Theatre is located in Central Jacksonville
Florida Theatre
Location 128-134 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville, Florida
Coordinates 30°19′34″N 81°39′20″W / 30.32611°N 81.65556°W / 30.32611; -81.65556Coordinates: 30°19′34″N 81°39′20″W / 30.32611°N 81.65556°W / 30.32611; -81.65556
Area less than one acre
Architect R. E. Hall & Co.; Roy A. Benjamin
Architectural style Mediterranean Revival
NRHP Reference # 82001034[1]
Added to NRHP November 4, 1982

The Florida Theatre is an historic American movie theater located at 128 East Forsyth Street in Jacksonville, Florida. The theatre is one of only four remaining high-style movie palaces built in Florida during the Mediterranean Revival architectural boom of the 1920s (the other three being the Saenger Theatre in Pensacola, the Polk Theatre in Lakeland and the Tampa Theatre in Tampa). Opened in 1927, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on November 4, 1982. On April 18, 2012, the AIA's Florida Chapter placed the building on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.[2]

Gallery of Performances[edit]