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irvl commented about Empress Theatre on Jun 4, 2024 at 7:17 pm

An additional photo of the Empress exterior has been posted.

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irvl commented about Imperial Theater on Jun 4, 2024 at 3:24 pm

New photo in photo section: In 1941, the Imperial Theatre on Forsyth Street opened in 1911, according to Florida Times-Union archives. “No money will be spared to make our theater the acme of perfection,” said general manager N.W. Redmond at the time. “Our aim is to entertain the public with the very best moving pictures, music and singing. The pictures will be CAREFULLY SELECTED and none but the VERY BEST comedy, drama, educational and spectacular subjects will be exhibited.” It has since been torn down. [State Archives of Florida]

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irvl commented about Roxy Theatre on Feb 26, 2024 at 10:48 pm

Pearliemae: Fascinating finds you posted! I have hoped to see an interior picture of the Roxy but had given up that one existed. My brothers and I saw many a movie there. There was never much patronage which was probably due to the racial prejudice so prevalent at the time. Pls. contact me at .com, and we can chat further.

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irvl commented about Colony Theatre on Feb 26, 2024 at 11:48 am

1954 Florida State Theatres ad for Orlando area posted to photo section.

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irvl commented about Roxy Theatre on Feb 26, 2024 at 11:32 am

1954 Orlando Florida State Theatres ad posted to photo section.

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irvl commented about Lyric Theatre on Sep 30, 2023 at 11:41 am

This is completely new information. Where on earth did yuu dig this up? Please share with the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation.

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irvl commented about Gem Theatre on Apr 28, 2023 at 9:23 am

I agree, Jack. However, the marquee is the only prominent part of the old theatre that still exists, and I would like for it to stay. Besides, as Winter Garden continues to grow, it will need another downtown live theatre, and I’m hoping the Gem will be used. By the way, the projection booth is still there. It is currently being used for storage by the store located in the north half of the building.

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irvl commented about Ritz Theatre on Oct 21, 2022 at 12:28 pm

I’m so pleased to find this thoroughly researched story on the Ritz Theatre. I lived in Fort Myers 1961-67 and visited the theatre once to see a live play named “Monique.” I remember the Ritz’s sign hung on First Street for many years after the movie theatre closed.

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irvl commented about Baby Grand Theatre on Aug 4, 2021 at 10:07 am

There are now three Baby Grand Theatres listed on Cinema Treasures. Such an unusual name.

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irvl commented about Ute Theater on Jul 8, 2021 at 2:23 pm

I would love to see interior photos of this attractive theatre.

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irvl commented about Courtesy of David Loose, 6-22-21 on Jun 23, 2021 at 11:52 am

Sad.

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irvl commented about Garden Theatre on Jun 2, 2021 at 12:53 pm

I believe this is photo was actually taken in the projection booth of the Star-Lite Drive In Theatre, also in Winter Garden.

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irvl commented about State Theatre on Jun 2, 2021 at 12:25 pm

This is probably showing the removal of the vertical sign prior to moving it to a film/theatre museum. (1990s)

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irvl commented about ReVisioned in Color on Feb 4, 2021 at 10:48 am

This is the Grand Theatre, located on Pine Street.

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irvl commented about Uma Theatre on Aug 16, 2020 at 11:20 am

When the reopening was attempted, the Uma Theatre was under the management of MCM Theatres.

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irvl commented about Palm Bay Theater on Feb 8, 2020 at 9:51 am

A sad history on this venue.

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irvl commented about Grand Theater on Sep 1, 2019 at 12:38 pm

How horrifying to see all of the workmanship that created this beautiful theatre destroyed.

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irvl commented about Beach Theatre on May 28, 2019 at 1:38 pm

This theatre pretty much burned to the ground in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

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irvl commented about Carol Theatre on Apr 13, 2019 at 9:16 am

Congratulations to all of you who participated in the reopening of this fine theatre. The pictures look great!

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irvl commented about Garden Theatre Exterior--c. 1956 on Mar 4, 2019 at 10:06 am

Computer graphics by Andy Crabtree of Crabtree Ink, Winter Garden, FL.

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irvl commented about Garden Theatre on Feb 19, 2019 at 10:28 am

Projectionist at Garden Theatre, Winter Garden, FL. Name unknown.

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irvl commented about Clewiston Theater on Feb 4, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Dixie Crystal Theatre, Clewiston, 1950

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irvl commented about Florida Theatre on Jan 24, 2019 at 11:14 am

Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL, ushers. My uncle, Arthur Lipscomb, is the last one on the right with his hand over his chest. Date unknown, but he told me he was on the first team of ushers when the Florida opened.

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irvl commented about Tower Theatre on Sep 8, 2018 at 12:28 pm

I was in Bend yesterday and visited the Tower Theatre. What a beautiful renovation—an Art Deco masterpiece! Thank you for allowing me to walk around the interior. You folks have much to be proud of.

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irvl commented about Roxy Theatre on Dec 29, 2017 at 9:43 pm

The first 3D picture of the 1950s, BWANA DEVIL, played at the Roxy in 1952. Florida State Theatres apparently decided to play this high draw picture at the Roxy, possibly hoping to increase attendance at the theatre, and to help make people newly aware of its presence.