Coliseum Center Performing Arts

176 N. Beach Street,
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

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Previously operated by: ABC Theatres, Plitt Theatres

Architects: Roy A. Benjamin, Drew Eberson, John Adolph Emil Eberson

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Daytona Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 386.492.5901

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Photo courtesy Harry Smith.

The Daytona Theatre opened on May 22, 1941. It was built by, and operated by Drew Eberson. It had a slender triangular tower feature rising above the top of the fa├žade which carried the theatre name down two sides. Inside the 1,000-seat auditorium, seating was provided in orchestra and balcony levels. Midway down the side-walls were large murals. It was closed in the early-1980’s.

It had reopened by December 2022 as the Coliseum Center Performing Arts, but was permanently closed by May 2024.

Contributed by Graeme McBain

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

rivest266 on October 30, 2011 at 2:21 pm

This opened on May 22nd, 1941. The grand opening ad has been posted here.

JackCoursey on December 15, 2022 at 2:00 am

The theatre is now the Coliseum Center Perform Arts. The awful veneer which was overlaid on the front has been removed and efforts are underway to restore it to its original facade.

Mikeoaklandpark on December 15, 2022 at 2:49 pm

I hope they keep that amazing Marquee

Trolleyguy on December 15, 2022 at 3:50 pm

Temporarily closed.

rivest266 on May 18, 2024 at 1:03 am

This became the Daytona Pitcher Show on February 21st, 1981. Ad posted.

rivest266 on May 18, 2024 at 6:29 am

Closed September 11th, 1986, as the management moved to the old Halifax Twin cinemas.

Trolleyguy on May 18, 2024 at 3:11 pm

Now permanently closed.

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