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About the Valerie Theatre

Located on historic Courthouse Square in downtown Inverness, the theatre, which reopened in 2015, expands the cultural offerings for the community at large. The Valerie Theatre hosts concerts, plays, movies and more to the residents and visitors to the City of Inverness.

Plan Your Trip

The historic City of Inverness is reminiscent of days gone by. When visiting the charming downtown area, stop by the Old Courthouse Museum or stop by one of the many shops, restaurants, pubs and retail establishments that dot the area. Make a day of it and experience the Withlacoochee Rails to Trails paved bicycle path and stay in one of our motels and bed & breakfasts or experience one of our outdoor events. For more information about Inverness, its history and our Events & Visitors Bureau, please visit www.inverness-fl.gov.

Box Office Hours

The box office is open Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Noon to 4PM and always one hour before showtime. Tickets are available online 24 hours a day or you may contact the box office with any questions at 352-341-7850.

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Our History

Mrs. Pearl G. Maddox built the theatre in 1926-27 during the silent movie era, naming it the Valerie after her daughter. The first movie shown was “The Only Woman” in 1927; the last was “The Untouchables” in 1987. Herbert Pittman of Clearwater leased the theatre when “talking equipment” was installed. Prices were 10 cents for children and 25 cents for adults. At a time when other towns prohibited Sunday shows, City Council boldly adopted a resolution to permit Sunday movies, boosting trade in the City and making the Theatre a social focal point for many years. The theatre was gutted by fire in 1939 and rebuilt. In 1962, daily clips from the movie “Follow That Dream” were viewed with Elvis in attendance. The building remained vacant from 1987 until the City purchased it in 2009. With community involvement and detailed planning a grand reopening was held for the Valerie Theatre Cultural Center in June 2015.


Accessibility Services

The Valerie Theatre provides wheelchair-accessible seating. Wheelchair seat locations are available for wheelchair users at all performances. Please advise the box office in advance that you require a wheelchair location. Parking is available in the municipal lots. The Valerie Theatre also provides assisted listening devices free of charge at the concession stand prior to performances (subject to availability).


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