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Creation Date

7-11-2009

Building Name

Five Points Theater

Description

Five Points Theater, Jacksonville FL

The Sun-Ray Cinema at 5 Points, formerly known as Riverside Theater and 5 Points Theatre, is a historic single-screen movie theater in Jacksonville, Florida. It opened in the Five Points District of the Riverside and Avondale.

The 5 Points Theatre Building was built in 1927 and has a long history as a premier venue in Jacksonville. Originally the Riverside Theatre, it was the first theatre in Florida built to show "talkies." The architect, Roy Benjamin, also designed the Florida Theatre and over 200 theatres throughout the Southeast.

The building was remodeled in 1949 and 1978. The theatre building offers retail and office space and has been restored, turning Jacksonville's oldest movie theatre into it's newest. The theatre is also available for private parties and events.

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30.31460833, -81.68090278

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Five Points Theater; Riverside Theater; Roy Benjamin -architect; Restoration; Office space; Private parties; Events; Duval County (Fl.); Theaters --- Florida --- Jacksonville.

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