69 E. Flagler Street,
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Previously operated by: Wometco Theatres
Architects: Robert E. Collins
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Marco Theatre, Fotosho Theatre
The Marco Theatre was opened in 1910. On October 26, 1914 it was renamed Fotosho Theatre with “In the Lions Den”. It was closed due to the 1926 hurricane but soon reopened and operated until 1930. It was remodeled and reopened as the State Theatre on November 9, 1930. It was operated by Wometco Theatres and on January 28, 1938 the World Premiere of “The Goldwyn Follies” was held at the 1,000-seat State Theatre. It was remodeled again in 1939 to the plans of architect Robert E. Collins.
The State Theatre was still open in 1956, but had closed by 1957. The Ainsley Building is now on the site.
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