Port Theatre Art and Cultural Center
314 Reid Avenue,
Port St. Joe,
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Port Theatre Art and Cultural Center (Official)
Previously operated by: Martin Theatres
Functions: Community Arts Center
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Port Theatre
News About This Theater
- Oct 18, 2011 — Group wants to restore Port Theater to former glory
- Jul 10, 2007 — Port Theatre up for absolute auction August 2nd
- Jun 15, 2007 — Port Theatre goes up for Auction August 2nd, 2007
- May 23, 2007 — Port Theatre on Gulf Coast of Florida
- May 26, 2004 — Port Theatre to Host "Fiddle" Celebration
- May 19, 2004 — Port St. Joe Allows Project to Proceed
- May 12, 2004 — Port Theatre Loses Decision
- May 11, 2004 — One Theater's Experience with the National Register of Historic Places
- May 5, 2004 — Port Theatre Seeking Buyers
The Port Theatre was opened on June 20, 1938. Built with brick and steel, the Port Theatre is a unique Art Deco style building. It has withstood many hurricanes and since 1996 it was in use as an auction house. It still could use some TLC and additional restoration. It took three years getting it listed on the National Register of Historic Places (June of 2003 it was official) and everyone loves this building!
Located in the heart of downtown Port St. Joe, a block off Highway 98 in the Panhandle of Florida, near some of the most pristine beaches in existence. This area, once called “The Forgotten Coast” is booming and our theatre is beginning to bloom. We thought we had it sold to someone who was going to complete restorations and open the building as a theatre, but things didn’t work out. Would love to talk to theatre enthusiasts who have an interest in owning a piece of history.
The Port Theatre was sold at auction in August 2007. The buyer didn’t state what plans he had for the building. It became the Port Theatre Art and Cultural Center.
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