Northeast Coast Performing Arts

Florida Theatre

  • 128 E. Forsyth St. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Theater

Published 09/23/2015

Fodor's Review

One of the last remaining movie palaces of the 1920s—and listed on the National Register of Historic Places—this theater was totally restored in the 1980s to preserve a rare example of the fantasy architecture of the period, with a Spanish-style courtyard, grand balconies, and fountains beneath a night sky, all dominated by the ornate and colorful proscenium arch and coffered ceiling. The theater was designed by R.E. Hall of New York City, responsible for building dozens of these now rare extravaganzas across the country. Now home to concerts, dance productions, and special events, as well as a classic-movie series, the theater has seen hundreds of luminaries perform on its stage, from Elvis Pressley to Elvis Costello.

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128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville, Florida, 32202, United States

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Published 09/23/2015


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