522 13th Street W,
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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.
Firms: Kemp, Bunch & Jackson
Previous Names: Palace Theatre
The Palace Theatre was opened on August 14, 1924 with 1,027-seats. By 1941 it was operated by E.J. Sparks, a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures Inc. It continued with that name until at least 1950, when it was remodeled by the Jacksonville based architectural firm Kemp, Bunch & Jackson.
It was remodeled again around 1965/1966 and became the Capri Theatre, reopening on February 16, 1966 with Anthony Quinn in “Zorba, the Greek”. The seating capacity had been reduced to 650-seats. from 1972 it became an adult cinema and closed following a police raid on March 25, 1975. It was boarded up in the early-1980’s and later demolished.
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