Palma Ceia Theatre

2309 S. MacDill Avenue,
Tampa, FL 33629

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Previously operated by: Claughton Theaters

Functions: Office Space

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Palma Ceia Theatre

Opened by the Claughton Theaters chain on July 5, 1942, this was a neighborhood theatre that was closed by the 1970’s, though probably earlier. The building survived as a Masonic lodge, but was renovated into office space in around 2008.

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Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

Nunzienick on September 8, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Here’s a photo dated 1942 when the Palma Ceia played the double-feature “KISS THE BOYS GOODBYE” and “BLONDIE GOES LATIN."
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 9, 2010 at 9:43 am

Thanls Nick.Anymore big articles set for CT.

Nunzienick on September 9, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Mike, Still trying to finish up the story on the Springs Theatre. I found this photo of the Palma Ceia in USF library’s collection of Tampa scenes. They’ve added several very nice photos of local theatres to the collection that I hadn’t seen before so I linked them to CT: Palace, Florida, Ritz, State, Park, Hillsboro Drive-In.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 25, 2010 at 7:22 am

thanks Chuck.I enjoy those old handbills.Wish I would saved the hundreds i had.

Nunzienick on February 7, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Thanks Chuck! Very nice coming attraction handbills. Since the late 1960s I’ve driven past this building many times never realizing it was the Palma Ceia Theatre.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on May 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Here are my two shots from May 2011.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 26, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Thanks Andy,Did we see this one when you were giving me the Tour,Nick.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on August 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Whoever posted the nice vintage program – thanks!

rivest266 on September 26, 2017 at 3:39 pm

This opened on July 5th, 1942. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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