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Creation Date

12-28-2012

Building Name

Garden Theater

Description

The Garden Theater, Winter Park, FL.

The Garden Theatre is a refurbished, historic theatre located at 160 West Plant Street in Winter Garden, Florida. The Garden Theatre, which hosts over 200 events a season, serves as the primary performing arts center for the Winter Garden area.

The theatre first opened in December 1935 where several renovations changed the face of the theatre until it closed in 1963, as movie attendance declined in the new age of television.

In 2002 the City of Winter Garden purchased the site and the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization, began restoration of the theatre. In 2008, the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation completed the restoration of the Garden Theatre. Restoration brought the Garden Theatre back to its original architectural simplicity, in keeping with the character and revitalization of historic downtown Winter Garden, making the building an authentic period piece. The theatre has become the heartbeat of the city as a performing arts center, movie theatre and multi-purpose venue.

Latitude, Longitude

28.56534722, -81.58759167

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville,Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Garden Theater; Historic theater; Performing arts center; Winter Garden Heritage Foundation; Restoration; Theaters --- Florida --- Winter Park.

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