East Main Street,
New Port Richey,
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Opend on August 27, 1921. It was built by Rufus and Margaret Jackson. Newspapers in 1922 indicate that an entertainment feature was shown on Saturday nights and an educational feature was shown on Wednesday nights. A 1924 advertisement indicated that “moving pictures” were being shown on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and showed John S. Jackson as proprietor.
After the theater was closed, about 1926, it was used as a feed store and later as a recreation hall for children. On Apr. 12, 1929, the New Port Richey Press reported that J. S. Jackson, “until last week manager of the Meighan Theatre here” would be remodeling the old Palms Theater and that he would “show the same high grade pictures at the Palms as were shown at the Meighan”. The New Port Richey Press reported on Feb. 28, 1930, that the theater would reopen on Saturday night. Unknown if it did reopen.
The theater eventually burned to the ground on January 30, 1938.
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