Dixie Theater

26 S. Magnolia Avenue,
Ocala, FL 34471

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.

Functions: Retail

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1949 photo credit ocalafl.org.

Part of the downtown square scene in Ocala. The Dixie Theater was operating prior to 1941, and in the early-1940’s it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary E.J. Sparks.

Building still stands but is now a store.

Contributed by Anibal Rodriguez

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on September 5, 2010 at 2:04 am

There are a few buildings facing the square that look like they could’ve been theaters, but I’m not positive about any of them.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 5, 2010 at 7:05 am

I found it listed on Magnolia Street but that’s all homes. So is Magnolia and Magnolia Avenue. The only one that could work is North Magnolia Avenue, that seems to be a business street.

Anibal, if you know the building still stands and is now a store, what is the address?

Open ~1923-~1955 approximate? Your all welcome to verify those dates.

Also owned by Florida State Theaters, Inc. (Affilliated with American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.) of Jacksonville, Fla. Louis J. Finske, President.

Anyone know the address, more info,or photos?

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on October 1, 2010 at 2:02 am

I think the correct address is 26 S. Magnolia Avenue, just opposite the downtown square.

dallasmovietheaters on November 18, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Opened October 1, 1923 managed by A.R. Nininger.

robboehm on November 18, 2015 at 7:08 pm

The former theater is to the left of the three story building. Photo from the Ocala High School Class of 1957 – Old Ocala photos.

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