Edison Theater

Downtown Historic Tour

Edison Theater

Fort Myers, Florida 33965, United States

Created By: Fort Myers CRA


From the Gwynne Institute, turn around, cross Second Street, and head north on Jackson Street. Cross Main Street; turn left (west) and walk to the corner of Main and Hendry streets. On your right will be the Edison Theater. The Edison Theater was built in the early 1940s when its modified Art Deco style was in vogue. Erected by the Florida State Theaters, Inc., chain, the Edison Theater was the most modern theater in town in its day. Its interior contained an elegantly-decorated lobby, restrooms, and a balcony―features that exemplified these traditional American destinations of the era. It was a favorite meeting spot on Saturday nights for many local residents. Currently, it houses the offices of several attorneys.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Downtown Historic Tour


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