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#1 Bonfire98A



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 10:54 PM

Has anyone any pictures or information about the JFK Theatre that was formerly part of the convention center?  I understand from the page on the main site that it was demoed back in 2000, and a Google search doesn't really give me any info about the theatre itself.  I seem to vaguely remember it was blue on the outside and might have been mid-century modern, which would make sense given that the convention center was originally built in the late 60's.

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 01:59 AM

I seem to remember that the backside of the theater facing the Water Gardens was blue, and I think it was blue tile. The rest was the same motif as you can see now on the outside of the Arena. The one comment I remember hearing about it was that the handrails in the balcony were right in the sightline to the stage... I suppose it would have depended on one's height.

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 12:50 AM

I uploaded pictures I have taken of the JFK Theater to Flickr.  The link is below.  Most are demolition photos although one was taken from the top floor of 777 Main St. building (courtesy of the former owners) and another photo from my hotel room in the Sheraton Hotel (Former Ramada Plaza Hotel).  






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Posted 08 March 2016 - 06:37 PM

Oh wow, this is my first time seeing pictures of it.

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 02:30 PM

Those are nice demolition photographs.  Thanks for posting.

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