Garfield Theatre

N. Federal Highway and Garfield Street,
Hollywood, FL 33020

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The Garfield Theatre was one of Hollywood, Florida’s earliest cinemas.

In posts on her blog, “Florida’s Hollywood: History and People”, Joan Mickelson, Ph. D. writes “the Garfield Theatre was a movie theater beside or behind Brandon’s Hippodrome” (a vaudeville venue) on North Federal Highway(U.S.1) at Garfield Street. It was destroyed by the Great Miami Hurricane of September 18th, 1926.

She says no further information regarding the Garfield Theatre has been found.

Contributed by David_Schneider

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David_Schneider on October 4, 2020 at 12:28 pm

Here are Joan Mickelson’s blog posts that mention the Garfield Theatre:

“Hollywood, Florida – Not Named for the Movie Capitol”

“The ’26 Hurricane: Refuting the Myth That Hollywood Was Destroyed by That Storm”

Says that back in the 1920’s US-1/North Federal Highway was called North 18th Avenue or “East Dixie”.

Click here for a photo from the blog of hurricane damage on which a note reads “In this wreck lies the Garfield Theatre…” (The Quonset hut shaped building is Brandon’s Hippodrome.)

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