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“Nostalgic and super lovely!” 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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Ranked #8 of 70 Attractions in Jacksonville
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Merritt Island, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Nostalgic and super lovely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Travel back in time but not in comfort in this intimate and vintage theatre! We visited for the first time to see the Piano Guys and everything, the show, the artists, the lighting, the venue, the staff all of it was just perfect!
Can't comment on parking as we were dropped off and picked up at the front door but we did see close-by garage parking for $5. Once we picked up our tickets at the will/call window, we headed to the bar, grabbed a $6 cup of wine and went to find our seats. The 2 hours passed by quickly, too quick would be my only complaint. Super lovely evening and we would certainly love to visit again!

Visited November 2013
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Beautiful old theatre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Just saw Switchfoot there in concert and the theatre was very charming. Great historical restoration. No keg room like most old theaters and acoustics in balcony were not great but overall a good place.

Visited October 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Historic Charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Ever been to a concert or play in an old Historic Theatre? Have no fear Florida Theatre is just the ticket. Very intimate setting when watching your favorite artists. They have a bar too.

Visited February 2013
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Savannah, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Love to hear live music at this beautifully restored old theatre. Intimate atmosphere. Beautiful, vintage decor. Easy to get to and easy to park.

Visited October 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Seating! Great Theatre!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It's an amazing Theatre that is fully of history and so well kept - you can hardly believe it's age. But there it is right in front of your eyes. You can easy picture days gone by.

Truly there is no bad seats! However, I am not sure about handicap capabilities- It is an old Theatre and the stairs are steep. So I would check on that if you have the need.

The only draw back is the service... The do not have enough help at the bar(s) and they don't seem to care either. The staff seems to be just standing there .. watching .. while one or two people are doing all the work. It definitely put a damper on our evening but thank Goodness the show made up for it. I feel like Management could easily make this improvement taking their guest evening from Very Good to Excellent!

Visited September 2013
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