Picture Show

17 Eglin Parkway SE,
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

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Previously operated by: Gulf States Theatres

Architects: J.C. Taylor

Previous Names: Palm Theatre

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Auditorium photo courtesy of Leslie Handzo Hardy.

The Palm Theatre opened in 1955, with a large, but plainly decorated auditorium, which had a small balcony. It opened showing first-run features on its 50 feet wide screen.

In 1979, the Palm Theatre was closed for a much-needed renovation. It reopened the next year with "The Empire Strikes Back".

In 1988, the auditorium was twinned and the theater’s name changed to the Picture Show. It also began to show second-run films.

In 1998, just hours after a screening of "Lethal Weapon 4", a fire broke out, burning the Picture Show to the ground. Fade out …

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

roger on July 22, 2010 at 5:10 pm

I worked at the Palm in the early 70s when I was stationed at Eglin AFB the address for Suds n Cinema/ Cinema Plus is the same as I remember for the Tringas Theater

yamamotomark on June 29, 2023 at 11:42 pm

Fire broke out during Hurricane Georges in 1998.

50sSNIPES on May 12, 2024 at 12:50 pm

Once operated by Gulf State Theatres.

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