Randy's Campus Theatre

528 W. Tennessee Street,
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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Previously operated by: Bailey Theaters

Architects: Prentiss Huddleston

Firms: Prentiss Huddleston & Associates

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Leon Theatre, Campus Art Theatre

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Randy's Campus Theatre

The Leon Theatre was was opened in 1938. It was listed as a ‘Negro’ theatre in the 1945 and 1951 editions of the Film Daily Yearbook, operated by the Bailey Theaters chain. On March 14, 1968 it was renamed Campus Art Theatre, screening art and international movies.

On April 17, 1980 it began screening X-Rated movies, known as Randy’s Campus Theatre. The final program in February 1985 was “Tangerine” and Puss ‘n’ Boots".

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

ghamilton on September 29, 2007 at 11:37 am

THIS is the one I mentioned several years ago in a comment on another Tal.theater.I stopped while riding my bike across town to look at the weird cars at the Fiat dealer nxt door.

irvl on August 11, 2010 at 12:19 pm

The Leon Theatre went through several ownerships beginning in the 1960s, and ran soft core porn. At one time, it was named “Randy’s Campus Theatre.” It probably closed in the 1990s; I’m not sure what the use of the building is now.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on August 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I believe 525 is now occupied by a relatively new FSU parking garage.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on October 25, 2010 at 7:07 pm

The address needs to be changed to 528 W. Tennessee. Here is a PDF document that has a picture of the Leon in its later years on page ten.

CSWalczak on May 13, 2012 at 7:01 pm

A picture taken before its demolition: View link

CSWalczak on May 13, 2012 at 7:06 pm

A view of the theater as the Campus: View link

rivest266 on January 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm

This opened as Campus Art on March 14th, 1968. Its grand opening ad in the photo section.

rivest266 on January 14, 2017 at 3:37 pm

April 17th, 1980 grand opening ad as Randy’s Campus theatre also in the photo section.

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