Saturday, August 30, 2008

Springs Theatre (Sulphur Springs)

1943


2009 (Springs Theatre, Inc - Audio and Video Production)


2009 (Springs Theatre, Inc - Audio and Video Production)


8 comments:

CheriD said...

I remember thinking I was pretty special and grown-up for my Grandmother to take me to see a Lucille Ball movie at the Springs Theatre. I was 10 years old. I now realize that it was a straight shot down Nebraska Avenue from our Seminole Heights home. We were familiar with Sulphur Springs and the shopping arcade plus it was a treat to ride the city bus! We laughed out loud at the antics of Lucy & Ethele as they traveled in a silver camper -does anyone else remember that movie? She bought me my own box of popcorn and a coke! Back then theatres were supposed to be cavernous and dark. The Springs lived up to my expectations!

Anonymous said...

Listed in the 1950 Film Daily Yearbook...797 seats.

Anonymous said...

Seminole, was right behind HHS, it was a Sat. serial kids movie, Sem. Hts, Northtown, very unknown to my crowd, not our stomping ground, Springs, went there most, across from Springs pool, reg. path Sat., swimming a.m., movie after, also kids serial type, most well-known among Seminole Hts kids, Roxy, not us, too bummy, Garden, Green bldg, Nebraska ave, not on our list, out of our area, not too popular with us, never went there, Ybor City, Ritz, it also was a burlesque place in the 70s, porn movies, changed quickly. All of we High Schoolers were Drive-in nuts, Fun Lan, Tower, Hillsboro, Skyway, AutoPark, that was where we went in high school, only went to movies when I was around 5 yrs until 12 or so, Park Theater, was a one time visit while in High School, Three Coins in a Fountain, I remember, Bridget Bardot movie was a sensation there, not in our territory. I lived on Shadowlawn and 19th St. our first house, we took kids to Fun Lan, they loved it, we did too when they went to sleep, that was when the three dependents were very small. That's about it for me and the theatres, The Tampa, The Springs were my favorites, went to Springs almost every Sat. 14 cents to get in, my aunt was in ticket box. In Junior High all of us hung out mostly, Springs Pool, Ralston Beach, Colonial Beach, all on Egypt Lake, we danced to Juke box combed our Duck Tail haircuts, messed with the women, they also messed with us, that's fair! All of us guys had Elvis haircuts, and clothes, Pink and Black, was the color, I had Blue Suede Zipper shoes with tassle pulls, a real heart-breaker, tough guy, I thought. You name the place in Tampa, I've either been in it, know of it, or been thrown out of it, in 70s never dropped a drink, that went on for about 10 years or so, then rehab. then back to the grind, been here ever since, haven't seen it all, but didn't miss much!

Anonymous said...

We moved to the springs in 1961 and what a life it was to live there. The springs pool, arcade, tower out door theatre and the springs indoor theatre were the best things that ever happen to us growing up. We would save 6 bottle caps and would get into the theatre and watch movies like the 3 stooges, Dracula, Morgan the Pirate,Pysco (they would stop the movie right at the bottom of the stairs and ask the kids that had heart problems to go to the refreshment area). It was a great place. You could not be the springs area in the 60's. We lived down the end of 17th street near the north side of the river. I would give anything to go back to those days! They had night swimming at the springs too! You could get a hot dog and a drink for a quarter in the arcade. Great times there!

Kelly said...

Dear Anonymous who posted on March 6,
Thank you so much for your post! I would love to be in touch with you to get a little more information. You can contact me directly at bambookazoo@yahoo.com
Thanks!!
Kelly

Anonymous said...

I have two authentic tickets of the Roxy theatre sulphur springs with tele#. 7131. front shows big pictures at small prices 5c 10c and 15c inside shows program week of march 22. sunday and monday show is:ronald coleman in 'A TALE OF TWO CITYS also Birland-novelty,Song of the west-Comedy. and progam week march 29. If anyone has information of year or is interested please contact for more info. richnjan09@yahoo.com these tickets also Jean Harlo,Spencer Tracy,Betty Davis,and others listed on them

Anonymous said...

http://www.springstheatre.com/

Chuck said...

I have so many pleasant memories of Sulphur Springs during my youth. Like so many of the resorts in the Catskill Mountains in New York State, time was not kind to Sulphur Springs and it died a slow, painful death. These days, it breaks my heart to drive down Nebraska Avenue as I try to visualize what it once looked like in it's heyday. Here is a link with some additional information and pictures of what is left of Sulphur Springs. http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/fl/sulphursprings.html
If anyone would care to share/exchange information, memories, pics and post cards of Sulphur Springs in it's earlier days, please feel free to contact me directly at chuck.mueller@gmail.com