Sanibel, FL: BIG ARTS Strauss Theatre

Country: United States of America
State: Florida
City: Sanibel
Location: 2200 Periwinkle Way

[First theatre in the area built 1894 as a schoolhouse at Bailey Road, 1903 translocated to Periwinkle Way. Closed 1964. Subsequently bought by Ruth Hunter and Philip Hunter and converted into a community theatre with 90 seats. Opened as "Pirate Playhouse". In the 1990s renamed "The Old Schoolhouse Theater", "J. Howard Wood Theater" and "Periwinkle Playhouse" and "The Schoolhouse Theater". 2004 again translocated to the Sanibel Museum Historical Village.]

Opened 1991 as "Pirate Playhouse", a larger replacement of the theatre of that name located nearby at the time. 180 seats. Later renamed "Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater" and "BIG ARTS Strauss Theatre". Operated by BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group For the Arts).

Links:, Wikidata

Sanibel, FL: BIG ARTS Strauss Theatre Front Text: "Sanibel Island - Pirate Playhouse", on building: "Pirate Playhouse"
Reverse Text: "Sanibel Island, Pirate Playhouse, The arts are alive and well."
Publisher: Sun Coast Post Cards Inc., Largo FL; Art Deco Designer Series; 55769
Size: 18.0 x 12.6 cm
Not sent.

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