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Ramon Theatre


Photo from the Bob Monaco collection
E Wall St
Frostproof FL

Closed Live Theatre
Record #25069  
 Opened: 1925
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use:
 Demolished:
Capacity: 400 seats
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Current Organ: none
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Information for this tour was contributed by Bob Monaco.

In 1925, Frank and Vera Thompson named and opened their newly constructed theatre after their youngest son, Ramon. This theater was built in the same location as the original Thompson Tent theatre. The theatre was built in the Mediterranean Revival style. It was built to accommodate both Vaudeville and silent movies. It closed sometime in the early 1960s.

Members of the black community sat in the balcony. Most were not allowed to attend movie viewings; they were only allowed to attend other events. Ticket sales were restricted, with white patrons getting preference.

(Source: There's Only One Frostproof, 1976, compiled by Mattie B. Duncan)

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