Carver Theater

1605 N. Boulevard,
Tampa, FL 33607

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saffire915 on November 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm

The Diaz Theater was on the NW corner of Main and Howard. It played silent movies. Not sure of the exact street address, but it definitely existed in 1915.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on July 10, 2011 at 1:40 pm

According to a 1915 Sanborn map, there was a closed movie theater (“picture show” according to the label) located at about 2128 Main. The map also shows two more “picture shows” on Howard between the library and Main Street.

Nunzienick on October 14, 2010 at 5:49 pm

According to the city directory, 2104 Main Street is listed as vacant from 1924 through 1957. Roma Importing is listed for this number from 1958 through 1962. In 1963 the address once again is vacant. In 1964 it no longer appears which may indicate the space may have been absorbed by another business within the building. I would say it’s doubtful a theatre ever existed at this location.

Nunzienick on October 13, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Hi Kelly, I did some research on the Main Street address but thus far I haven’t been able to determine whether or not a theatre was ever located at that address. The building that currently sits at the site is very old and appears to have had many uses over the years. However, there may be another way of finding out more about that address. I haven’t given up as yet!

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Historic Theatres in Tampa on October 10, 2010 at 7:24 am

Hi Nick – Did you guys determine which theatre was located at 2104 W Main?
Thanks!! Kelly

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Thanks Nick.See Panola Drive-in when it gets on.I just submitted it.Good story about Peter Fonda.

Nunzienick on September 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I just now verified the address which shows the Carver at 1605 N. Boulevard. I wonder which theatre was at 2104 W. Main St. that Chuck mentions above? Time for some research on this one.

Nunzienick on September 10, 2010 at 2:23 pm

The theatre was located on North Boulevard about a block south of Main Street. Main Street dead ends at N. Boulevard so if you turned right from Main onto N. Boulevard the theatre was on the left side about a block down. The I-275 overpass runs right over the property.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on August 24, 2010 at 8:21 am

I read one comment saying that the theater was located on Boulevard at the end of Main Street.

TLSLOEWS on May 5, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Our home is O.K. but a lot of places arent as you know.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 4, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Me Too,TLSLOEWS.was thinking about you and your family.We had one of those 100 year floods in 1990 a day after my son Kyle was born.Almost a foot here and we are on a river too,but big levis to protect Augusta.

Nunzienick on May 4, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Great to have you back and dry as well tlsloews!

Nunzienick on April 30, 2010 at 1:27 pm

I remember seeing this theatre years ago after it had been closed for some time. The front doors had been torn off and the buidling looked filthy. I heard it was a very nice theatre at one time but for whatever reason (maybe the location) not very many people frequented it and the loyal neighborhood audience never materialized. It was torn down years ago when Interstate 275 was built. The interstate runs right over the property.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on April 26, 2010 at 7:34 am

This is a picture supposedly from 1959. It’s a real shame that we lost this one.