Lake Theatre

634 8th Street,
Clermont, FL 34711

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Previous Names: Reliance Theatre

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Clermont, then a small citrus town near Orlando, received its first movie theater in 1915, the Reliance Airdome. A new theater, the Reliance Theatre, was built on the airdome’s site in 1922; it was fitted for sound in 1929.

By 1950, it had become the Lake Theatre until its closure in 1960. It appears that it was demolished almost immediately.

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irvl on December 2, 2010 at 8:11 am

I believe the local newspaper now occupies the site of the Lake Theatre in Clermont.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on December 2, 2010 at 8:25 am

You might be right. This is a picture of the block from sometime in the 40s. The Lake is just next door to the large building on the left side. I believe you can see how the awning rises up a little bit at the far edge. I can’t seem to make out any theater signage, though.

irvl on December 2, 2010 at 9:49 am

When I visited the Clermont Historical Association at least a year ago, the person in charge told me the theatre was at the site of the newspaper’s offices.

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