2267 First Street,
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Florida Repertory Theatre (Official)
Architects: Roy A. Benjamin
Functions: Performing Arts
News About This Theater
Built in 1915, it served originally as a vaudville house. It was expanded and reopened in February 5, 1917 as a movie theatre. It was rebuilt in 1938 to the plans of architect Roy Benjamin, reopening December 20, 1938.
The Arcade Theatre was eventually converted with a wall dividing the stage to form two screening rooms. By 1989, the theatre had fallen into severe disrepair. In 1991, a benefit starring famed ballet and film star, Mikhail Baryishnikov, raised enough money to completely restore the theatre. It is now host to the Florida Repertory Theatre.
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