Monday, November 14, 2011
The John Goodman film Matinee (1993) takes place mostly in and around The Strand Theater in Key West Florida.
Many websites assume that it's the actual Strand Theater in Key West:
However, nothing matches up.
I checked the credits for the film to see where else the film could have been shot. Along with Key West, they shot in Cocoa... where the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse still operates today:
This is clearly where the exteriors were filmed. The seating chart and the few interior photos online seem to indicate that the interiors were shot here as well. Maybe one day I will go to Cocoa and check... hopefully they are showing Mant!
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Located at 300 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32922