Florida Theatre closing for extensive renovation

Published on June 30, 2023 at 9:34 am

The Florida Theatre is closing from July to October for the next round of renovations in its Centennial Campaign, which started in 2019 to prepare the historic venue for its 100th anniversary in 2027.

During the closure, the city-owned theater at 128 E. Forsyth St. Downtown will have all the decorative plaster in the auditorium repaired; the lobbies and auditorium will be painted; the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system will be replaced; the building’s electrical vault will be moved from the first to the third floor; and the public restrooms will be redesigned and renovated.

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“By the end of this calendar year, over the last four years, we will have raised and spent $15 million on building improvements to the historic Florida Theatre,” Numa Saisselin, president of the Florida Theatre, said in a news release.

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