Cocoa Village Playhouse: "Theatre on the River" Cocoa Nightlife Tip by grandmaR
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On August 18, 1924, Cocoa's first "talkie" movie house opened as the Aladdin Theatre. Prior to the construction of the theatre, the site was a livery for wagons coming overland from the St. John’s River. In the 1940’s it was a movie house, known as the State Theatre, that ran Saturday afternoon children’s cartoon shows, westerns, musicals, and serials ("continued next week"). Rumor has it the theatre is haunted from time to time by "Joe the Ghost".
The restored theatre is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the landmarks that we see when coming up or down the river (along with the big water tower with a flag).
We didn't get to attend a production here and I couldn't find out from the website what productions are scheduled or what the prices of tickets would be.
Address: 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa, FL
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