Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Old Marion Theater


The old Marion Theater in downtown Ocala is still in business. It went defunct a few years ago, was rehabilitated as a stage theater, but that didn't work out, and now it's back to its original incarnation as a movie theater; so far so good.

15 comments:

Taken For Granted said...

I love the old movie houses. They are disappearing rapidly. Good find.

William Kendall said...

This one looks like it has character.

Linda said...

I love the old movie theaters, Lowell, and I love this photo! The sign reminds me very much of an old one here in Montreal. It was called the Snowdon Theater. :)

Kay said...

It's too easy for people to find entertainment in so many other ways that don't involve a trip downtown. This one surely is a classic.

Gunn said...

I like this.... the style of the place and the surroundings.
It is pouring down with rain here...... so Florida, one day I will be there I hope.

Marleen said...

I like the neon lights, they have a kind of nostalgic look.

RedPat said...

Looks wonderful, Lowell!

Gosia k said...

great shot love from wintry place

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Is there a touch of Art Deco there Lowell? I like the old theatre very much, hope it survives for many years to come!

Sharon Anck said...

You know, one of the things I enjoyed about traveling for work back in the 90's was visiting old movie theaters in the different towns. I found great ones in St. Louis, Chicago and Denver. I hope this one thrives.

LOLfromPasa said...

Thinking back to a delightful comment you left me re 'Edith', I wish I had the talent to do a reply poem about the lovely 'Marion' and maybe throw in a line or two about a palm tree also :).

bill burke said...

Glad it's back as a movie theatre. I love that classic looking neon sign. It must look awesome lit up at night.

magiceye said...

Glad it was not converted into a mall!

Petrea Burchard said...

I love the old theaters. I think they're worth rehabbing.

Lois said...

We used to have two old theaters like that in downtown Tallahassee. Sadly they are gone. I'm glad to see that one still in use!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson