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“Rocking place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Florida Theatre

The Florida Theatre
128 East Forsyth, Jacksonville, FL 32202
904 355 5661
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Chicago
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13 attraction reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Rocking place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We went to see a band we had never heard of, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. The theater is gorgeous, seats confortable and the Jacksonville patrons, most over 60, love to party. It was fun, the place is lovely. People were dancing, drinking and singing along with the band. They have some wonderful acts and the theater is just the right size, not a bad seat in the house.

Visited February 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A veberable old gem in the heart of downtown Jacksonville.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

When you walk into the Florida Theatre you feel like you're walking back in time. It hearkens back to an earlier time before electronic media were the mainstay of entertainment and performance. They keep a varied schedule of shows ranging from national named performers to some more obscure. Part of the show IS the Theatre though so go and experience it!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Don Williams Concert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Front row seats, wonderful old theater, great music, reasdonably priced refreshments. This was my second visit to this theater and look forward to my next one.

Visited January 2013
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“jewel box of a performace venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Beautiful restored theater perfect for all types of performances. Dramatic architecture. Jazz festival venue with great presence

Visited May 2012
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Charlotte, nc
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Joe Bonamassa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Great place to see a show, Joe was great. Only thing wrong is a few drunks and the usher had kicked them out of someone's seat, but they stayed standing near the wall. They did not have tickets or tickets in that section.

The usher should have demanded thier tickets and removed them from the area, the police eventually came and removed them, but that was 3 /4 of the way through the show.

Other then that, it is a wonderfull historic theater, great sound

Visited November 2012
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