Vero Theatre

2036 14th Avenue,
Vero Beach, FL 32960

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Previously operated by: Chris McGuire Cinemas, Kent Theatres Inc., Talgar Theatre Company

Architects: F.H. Trimble

Functions: Office Space, Retail, Storage

Styles: Mediterranean Revival

Previous Names: Florida Theatre, Theatre Plaza

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Vero Theatre

Opened as the 800-seat Florida Theatre on October 20, 1924 with Lon Chaney in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. The theatre currently seats 312. The architect for the Florida Theatre was F.H. Trimble. It is a two story flat roofed building with parapet and walls finished in white stucco. Following a remodel it reopened as the Florida Theatre on November 13, 1936.

This was the second movie theatre to grace the streets of Vero Beach. It is also one of the few remaining buildings left in the original downtown. By 1953 the Florida Theatre was operated by the Talgar Theatre Company chain. By 1968 it was operated by Kent Theatres Inc.

It was added to the National Historic Register in 1992. It functioned as a live performance center. By 2023 the building had been gutted and was used for storage. Other parts of the building contain retail use and office space.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

ghamilton on December 26, 2005 at 1:02 am

This theater is National site listed as the Florida,and most know as such.

thetheatreplaza on July 12, 2018 at 12:31 am

The Theatre has not been open to the public since 1985 and is in a gutted state waiting to be reborn. We have an investor group that has raised about half the money. Equity investment for profit project. Theatre also has retail shops and apartments above the theatre that were renovated several years ago. So if you want to own a piece of this historic theatre- contact us.

rivest266 on November 8, 2022 at 4:50 pm

Reopened as Florida on November 13th, 1936. ad posed.

JackCoursey on June 28, 2023 at 3:29 am

This should be marked “Closed”. The auditorium has been gutted and is currently used for storage. The remainder of the building has been converted into retail and office spaces.

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