Historic Jacksonville Theatre Palaces,
Drive-ins and Movie Houses
By Dorothy K. Fletcher
Jacksonville’s theatre and performance history is rich with flair and drama. The theatres, drive-ins and movie houses that brought entertainment to its citizens have their own exciting stories. Some have passed into memory. The Dixie Theatre, originally part of Dixieland Park, began to fade in 1909. The Palace Theatre, home to vaudeville acts, was torn down in the 50s. The Alhambra has been everyone’s favorite dinner theatre since 1967s debut of Come Blow Your Horn. Local author Dorothy K. Fletcher revives the history of Jacksonville’s theatres. Lights, camera, action!