5 Points Theater - Riverside, Jacksonville, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member macleod1
N 30° 18.878 W 081° 40.844
17R E 434552 N 3353846
Quick Description: This originally opened in 1927 as the Riverside Theater. It was the first theater equipped to show talking pictures in Florida and the third nationally.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2008 6:59:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM3DHH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member lilluckyclover
Views: 150

Long Description:
The theater did not make it and closed during the 1930's and re-opened as a neighborhood movie house only to close again in the 1940's. The theater was remodeled and re-opened in 1949 but this time with a new name, Five Points Theater. It was one of the first in Jacksonville to provide a smoking lounge with push back seats. The theater later provided Cinerama and stereophonic.

Over the years this has been a the original theater, the River City Playhouse, Club5 a, nightclub and is now destined to become a restaurant and lofts, office and retail space.

This theater is now closed and for sale.
Number of Screen(s): 1

Web site: [Web Link]

Ticket Price (local currency): Not Listed

Matinee Price (local currency): Not Listed

Concessions Available: Not Listed

Year Theater Opened: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Must take a photo of the theater.
Please try to include yourself or gps in the picture.
Tell of your experience at the theater, if it is still a theater. If it is no longer a theater tell of an experience from the past at the theater, if this can be done.
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