The Showboat Dinner Theater was a magnet for a bevy of celebrities. From Mickey Rooney to Martin Milner came to take a stage and perform a show. The theater was in the shape of a showboat and quite a sight along Ulmerton Road. It was torn down about twenty years ago. The timing was good as fewer and fewer celebrities of recent times tour any plays at all anymore.

This ad was in the St. Petersburg Times, September 23rd, 1980.

If you have any memories of The Showboat Dinner Theater, please leave your memories in the comments below!