The Edwards Theatre located in downtown Sarasota has a long and historical life since it was built 93 years ago. A.B. Edwards who built the theatre was a strong proponent of the growth of Sarasota and served as its mayor for 2 terms. The theatre over the years held performances by Will Rogers, the world premiere movie of Cecil D. DeMille’s “The Greatest Show on Earth” and the Rock and Roll king himself, Elvis Presley. It currently is home to the Sarasota Opera.