Cocoa in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Cocoa Village Playhouse
(originally Aladdin Theater)
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
Location. 28° 21.317′ N, 80° 43.568′ W. Marker is in Cocoa, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Brevard Avenue and Oleander Street, on the left when traveling south on Brevard Avenue. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject theater building, just to the right of the main front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa FL 32922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The S. F. Travis Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Cocoa Post Office (about 500 feet away); Edward Postell Porcher House (about 600 feet away); Emory Lawrence Bennett (about 600 feet away); Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Derby Street Chapel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hernandez Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cocoa.
Regarding Cocoa Village Playhouse. National Register of Historic Places #91001541
Also see . . .
1. Aladdin Theater (Wikipedia). In 1924 the Aladdin Theater first started showing silent movies and live acts. It was built for $80,000. The Sparks Theater chain purchased the Aladdin in 1939 and changed its name to the "State Theater." The Kent Theater Chain purchased the building in 1960 and renamed it the Fine Arts Theater. Subsequently, the city of Cocoa bought the building and renamed it the Cocoa Village Playhouse. The city sold it to Brevard Community College for $1 in 1984. Through donations, and grants, the building was restored from 1985 through 1989. In 1990, the playhouse began staging community based musicals. (Submitted on March 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. History of the Playhouse. Established as the Aladdin Theater, the doors opened to the public (Submitted on March 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 228 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.