Little Theatre

2032 San Marco Boulevard,
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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Little Theatre, Jacksonville (Official)

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Architects: Ivan H. Smith

Functions: Live Performances

Styles: Art Deco

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 904.396.4425

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Little Theatre

The Art Deco style Little Theatre in Jacksonville opened in 1920. The white stucco theatre features a double staircase to the main entrance of the theatre. The architect was Ivan H. Smith. it has been the home of the Jacksonville Amateur Little Theatre since 1938. It still functions today as a live performance center.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Lenny on February 24, 2005 at 7:30 am

This is the Harold K. Smith Playhouse. It was never a movie theater not even for a day. You could check its history at

smcclelland on February 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm

From the Francis Wilson Playhouse, Clearwater: We record the Little Theatre of Jacksonville as an old institution, but list a start date of 1939 as a result of a local funding project to build this theatre for the original purpose of community theatre. We also record that the funding project goes back to 1919 when we suppose theatre plays were already in production. We also record a Mandrin schoolhouse in the Jacksonville area as the site of the first amateur play in Florida at the turn of the century, exact date unknown.

Treadwell on August 16, 2012 at 12:43 am

It has been used as a venue during the Jacksonville Film Festival, so movies have been shown there, but a day here and there probably does not a movie theater make.

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