City Arts Factory - Phillips Theatre

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Built in 1916, this was originally the “Phillips Theatre”. It became the “Ritz Theatre” in 1929, and later a W.T. Grant Store in 1934. The building changed hands a couple of times after W.T. Grant went out of business in the 1970s – it is now home to the City Arts Factory.

It is suggested in “Field Guide to Haunted Orlando” (David Whitehead) that the building is home to at least one apparition, which seems to manifest most frequently in and around the elevator.

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29 S. Orange Ave
Orlando, FL
United States

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28.541484, -81.378736
Orange County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Orlando, FL (0.2 mi.)
Holden Heights, FL (3.1 mi.)
Fairview Shores, FL (3.6 mi.)
Edgewood, FL (3.8 mi.)
Conway, FL (4.0 mi.)
Pine Hills, FL (4.7 mi.)
Winter Park, FL (4.7 mi.)
Azalea Park, FL (4.7 mi.)
Pine Castle, FL (4.8 mi.)
Orlovista, FL (5.0 mi.)

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