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The Florida Theatre

Address: 128 East Forsyth, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone Number: 904 355 5661
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Ranked #9 of 87 Activities in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to see a show. It puts you very close and the acoustics are excellent. Fair warning if you are tall, the seats are close. Will go back as often as possible.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We have the privilege of traveling often with friends to relive our youth attending concerts. Been to many across the country and Florida Theatre remains a favorite. Great architecture, great sound and respectable lineups kept us coming back so frequently we joined the Friends of the Florida Theatre. Take it from this out of towner - visit and support FT

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Jacksonville, FL
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112 reviews 112 reviews
13 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We have been many times, and the theater just seems to keep getting better. The staff was friendly and helpful, the waits were managed well. Late arrivals were handled with style. We had a ball. The only thing that we winced at was the 'double' cocktails. Typically a double is priced at a discount, but no these were DOUBLE. $64... More 

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We have been here many times to see live concerts, holiday shows and old movies. When you step into the theater you feel like you're stepping back into the 1950s, when Elvis Presley first performed here live. There is an old world charm to this theater which originally opened in the '20's. Looking forward to seeing Peter White's Christmas show... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and I saw the Jeanne Robertson show here over this past weekend. It was our first visit to the theater. This is a quaint old theater that is still undergoing a restoration. The seating was comfortable considering the age of the venue (sorry no plush stadium seating in 1900). We sat in the balcony and had a great... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

What a great little place to hear music. It is a beautiful little theater; well preserved with chandeliers, moldings etc., right out of the 30's. Holds about 2500 people an not a bad seat in the house; and very comfortable too. Easy downtown location. Nice bar in the front of the house. One of my favorite concert spots in all... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My sister and I celebrated her birthday by attending the Melissa Ethridge concert at The Florida Theater. The theater is old but has charm and personality. Had first row mezzanine seats that were amazing, and unlike many venues the seats were comfortable and roomy. Melissa Ethridge put on an unbelievable show...two hours of shear brilliance. She is a consummate musician... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Much like the Fox in Atlanta , there's not a bad seat in the house! They don't build them like anymore! Music comedy or theatre , there's no where better to catch your faves!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is a smaller, but still good-sized theater. Beautifully detailed and such a nice change. We were there to see a concert, and my only complaint was that the ushers weren't very attentive to disruptions. The people next to us kept talking and getting up and down; it really took away from my experience, because I was there to see... More 

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Gorgeous venue with excellent seating and acoustics. The staff is helpful. A bit too much unnecessary security presence.

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