Will the Florida Theatre's Darkened Stages and Empty Seats Survive Covid?

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Will the Florida Theatre's Darkened Stages and Empty Seats Survive Covid?

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One of the oldest performing arts venues in Jacksonville, Florida, is the Florida Theatre, which over time has been an opera house, a movie theater, and a venue for concerts and plays. Even though under Florida law, they can reopen at 50% capacity, the layout of the theater is so small they could only operate at 25% capacity to maintain social distancing. Because of this, they have to remain closed as 25% capacity is not financially viable enough to open the theater. The Florida Theatre is a building rich in local history, and in the past they have stayed open to the public because of the concerts they host. Not only that, it is a major local employer, employing people directly and also contracting work from other local businesses.

Date (Dublin Core)

August 11, 2020

Creator (Dublin Core)

Liza Mitchell

Contributor (Dublin Core)

Elizabeth Sconyers

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Arizona State University

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News article

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Boston Globe

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English Entertainment: Movies, Theater, etc.
English Social Distance
English Business & Industry
English News coverage
English Economy

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Boston Symphony Orchestra
local history

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Florida Theatre
small business
Save Our Stages Act

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Performing Arts

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This item was submitted on September 2, 2020 by Elizabeth Sconyers using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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