Historic Jacksonville Theatre Palaces, Drive-ins and Movie Houses

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Jacksonville's theatre and performance history is rich with flair and drama. The theatres, drive-ins and movie houses that brought entertainment to its citizens have their own exciting stories. Some have passed into memory. The Dixie Theatre, originally part of Dixieland Park, began to fade in 1909. The Palace Theatre, home to vaudeville acts, was torn down in the '50s. The Alhambra has been everyone's favorite dinner theatre since 1967's debut of Come Blow Your Horn. Local author Dorothy K. Fletcher revives the history of Jacksonville's theatres. Lights, camera, action!
ISBN: 9781626197701
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: Landmarks
Images: 54
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dorothy K. Fletcher retired from the Duval County Public School System in 2007 after thirty-five years of teaching English classes. She was then able to embrace her passion—writing. Her monthly column “By the Wayside,” which she wrote for the Florida Times-Union, led to a series of history books she has written about her beloved home, Jacksonville, Florida.
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