1922Imagine the front of this now-modern building with parapets, decorative geometric tiles, and elaborate curvilinear windows on the facade. At the center was an ornate kiosk ticket office, naming it for the popular department store adjacent to it, Walter Geissinger developed the theater to capitalize on the emerging movie industries which boomed following World War I. For at least three generations of patrons, the Dreka Theater was DeLand's most popular spot on Saturday afternoons. Double features always included a western movie, often with a "singing cowboy," and a scary mystery or zany comedy. At least two cartoons and an exciting weekly serial kept on the edge of their seats. Tickets under 12 years of age: 9 cents. The theater closed in 1956.
|Series||This marker is part of the Florida: West Volusia Historical Society series|
|Placed By||The West Volusia Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 1:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 470505 N 3211123|
|Decimal Degrees||29.02798333, -81.30290000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 1.679', W 81° 18.174'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 1' 40.74" N, 81° 18' 10.44" W|
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|Area Code(s)||386, 407|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 112 E New York Ave, DeLand FL 32724, US|
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