The Florida Theatre will be closed from July to October of this year for the next round of renovations in its Centennial Campaign, which started in 2019. The Centennial Campaign was launched to prepare the historic theatre for its 100th anniversary in 2027.
The Florida Theatre was built as a high-style movie palace, opening April 1927 in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. The theatre was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in November 1982. In April 2012, the American Institute of Architects' Florida Chapter placed the building on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.
The theatre is one of only four remaining movie palaces built in Florida during the Mediterranean Revival architectural boom of the 1920s (the other three being the Saenger Theatre in Pensacola, the Polk Theatre in Lakeland and the Tampa Theatre in Tampa).