Florida Theater

235 W. University Avenue,
Gainesville, FL 32601-5211

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Functions: Concerts

Styles: Colonial Revival

Previous Names: Great Southern Music Hall

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Florida Theater

The Florida Theater opened on September 10, 1928. It was the first Gainesville theater to offer sound movies. It served as Gainesville’s main movie theater for nearly 40 years. Later converted to a music and concert hall.

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atlmike
atlmike on September 19, 2005 at 7:20 pm

The Florida was still operating at full steam when I was a student at the University of Florida from 1969 through 1973.

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