FL Posted in Florida July 09, 2015 by Victoria W These 11 Theaters In Florida Will Give You An Unforgettable Viewing Experience Whether you’re looking for blockbuster action, indie flicks, or a live show, Florida has a beautiful venue for you. Here are some of our favorites. 1. Athens Theatre Flickr/Rain0975 This historic theater in Deland, FL, where people could once catch a vaudeville show (established 1922), now features films, concerts, and both adult and youth theater companies. 2. The Florida Theatre Flickr/Craig ONeal Flickr/Caitlin Regan This gorgeous venue in downtown Jacksonville, FL, has been the city's premier location for entertainment since 1927. 3. Tampa Theatre www.tampatheatre.org www.tampatheatre.org This Tampa landmark is a beautifully preserved example of 1920s grand movie palace architecture. 4. Priest Theatre Facebook/Priest Theatre Facebook/Priest Theatre The Priest Theatre in High Springs, FL, may not look like much from the outside, but this 1910 theater is the oldest operating theater in the state of Florida. In this photo you can see a family visiting the theater in the '30s. 5. Enzian Theater www.enzian.org The Enzian Theater in Maitland, FL, (near Orlando) is a charming and trendy venue for new, classic, and independent films and film festivals. 6. Hippodrome State Theatre Facebook/Hippodrome Theatre The Hipp in Gainesville, FL, isn't just a cool historic building (once a post office and courthouse), it's a great place to catch independent films and plays. 7. Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for Performing Arts www.gusmancenter.wordpress.com This historic theater in Miami was conceived by the same designer as the impressive Tampa Theatre. The outside is easy to miss, but the inside --- Wow! 8. Ritz Theatre & Museum Flickr/Craig ONeal The Ritz Theatre in Jacksonville, FL, strives to preserve the culture of African-American life in Northwest Florida, featuring music, dance, films, and theatrical performances. 9. Silver Moon Drive-In Theatre Flickr/silvermoondrivein The Silver Moon in Lakeland, FL, has been delighting audiences for 60 years, and is now the last remaining drive-in theater in Polk County. 10. Barnstorm Theater www.thevillagestheatres.com This movie theater in The Villages was built to look like a barn on the outside and inside, making it a unique and fun place to catch a flick. 11. The Polk Theatre, Lakeland Flickr/Laura Taylor Courtesy of The Polk Theatre Flickr/CharmaineZoe's Marvelous Melange One of only four authentic movie palaces left in Florida, the Polk Theatre was built in 1928 . In 1982, the theatre was saved from destruction by a group of local citizens, and in 1993, it joined the National Register of Historic Places. What’s your favorite theater in Florida? Let us know in the comments below!