Beach Theatre

510 Main Street,
Daytona Beach, FL 32116

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Functions: Auto Showroom

Previous Names: Florida Theatre

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Beach Theatre

The Florida Theatre was opened on September 28, 1925 with Gloria Swanson in “The Coast of Folly”. Seating was listed at 400. Later became the Beach Theatre. Was operated by Florida State Theatres.

The Beach Theatre closed in 1971 and later became the home to a Harley Davidson dealer.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 3, 2010 at 3:52 pm

The Beach theatre Always had Double features like on June 5 1958,“WILD IS THE WIND” and “STOWAWAY GIRL'.Kids in the area should remember the Kiddie shows running three hours on Saturday morning,with FREE PEPSI!

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on May 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm

This picture is allegedly from 1929, which is the release year of the film being shown: View link.

whereswilliedotcom
whereswilliedotcom on January 26, 2016 at 3:29 pm

C SWalczak is correct, also newspaper archives show that the Florida Theater was in that location at least as early as October 1, 1936. Himone Simon was featured in “Girls Dormitory”

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 16, 2020 at 5:14 pm

1952 photo as Florida Theatre added credit Shalon Musee Pascarelli.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 16, 2024 at 11:57 am

The Florida Theatre opened on September 28th, 1925. Grand opening ad posted.

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