The Florida Theatre opened its doors in 1927 and remains one of the last historic theaters on the that represents 1920s architecture. In celebration of the 90th anniversary the theater hosts a recreation of its opening night by showing the 1928 Buster Keaton silent film Steamboat Bill Jr. on April 8 at 7 PM.
"We will be showing a silent film that is accompanied by a live orchestra and there will be an opening presentation in honor of the theater by the people who represent Jacksonville,"says Kathryn Wills, director of marketing at The Florida Theatre. "We're having fun with celebrating where we started and where we are now."
Admission is free and guests are invited to celebrate with a champagne toast and cake reception following the movie. The Florida Theatre, 128 East Forsyth, Suite 300 Jacksonville.