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“All In” for Florida Theatre

“All In” for Florida Theatre

Jacksonville went from Bold City to Sin City for one night only, May 18, during the Florida Theatre’s signature annual event, The Florida Theatre Ball – Vegas Style, presented by Dex Imaging. The night’s starring lineup featured craft cocktails, Vegas-inspired cuisine from Well-Oiled Events, live music from The Chris Thomas Project and an auction that […]

Refreshed and Reopened: The Florida Theatre’s renovations uncover new links to its past

Refreshed and Reopened: The Florida Theatre’s renovations uncover new links to its past

After being closed since mid-July 2023, the newly renovated Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville is ready for the show to go on. The 96-year-old facility officially reopened on Friday, Oct. 27 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Donna Deegan and other dignitaries, just in time for its Rocky Horror Picture Show the following day. Renovations […]

True Blues

True Blues

The Florida Theatre got soulful at its annual Blues, Brews, Bourbon & BBQ fundraising event at Bowing Oaks Event Center in Jacksonville, Sept. 7, 2023. The food-and-spirits offerings included more than 20 local vendors sampling their signature BBQ wings, pulled pork and smoked brisket alongside craft cocktails and brews. The Snacks Blues Band and blues […]

The Big Easy raises big money for Florida Theatre

The Big Easy raises big money for Florida Theatre

The historic Florida Theatre held its annual fundraiser, The Florida Ball: Big Easy Style, presented by Dex Imaging, on Saturday, May 20, 2023.  The signature fundraiser raised $200,000 in support of the arts and culture in downtown Jacksonville. Since its creation, the event has raised $1,684,000 since 2013 for the almost 100-year-old Florida Theatre venue. […]

Local Folks: Numa Saisselin

Local Folks: Numa Saisselin

Since 2012, Mr. Numa Saisselin has been president of downtown’s historic Florida Theatre, a non-profit organization and one of the most attended theatres in the world. “Our business is better than it’s ever been,” he said. Numa and his wife, Laurie, moved from New Jersey to Avondale 10 years ago specifically for his position at […]

Church Hosts Concert to Restore Historic Pipe Organ

Church Hosts Concert to Restore Historic Pipe Organ

Benefit Concert to Feature Irish Tenor Emmet Cahill Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, located in the downtown Cathedral District, is hosting a Christmas benefit concert, Pipes of Praise, on Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Florida Theatre. The concert stars Emmet Cahill – dubbed Ireland’s most exciting young tenor – and all proceeds from the […]

Hollywood Opening Night event transforms Florida Theatre, raises supporting funds

Hollywood Opening Night event transforms Florida Theatre, raises supporting funds

Four hundred patrons walked the red carpet in their most fabulous attire on May 21 when the historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre was transformed into Hollywood Opening Night presented by Dex Imaging. They enjoyed a fabulous evening full of food, drinks, one-of-a-kind performances and more – all to benefit the theater. “In a typical year the […]

Blues, Brews, and BBQ benefit Florida Theatre

Blues, Brews, and BBQ benefit Florida Theatre

On Aug. 19, the annual Blues, Brews and BBQ once again entertained patrons with music, dining and drinks, while they worked to outbid each other in a silent auction, all to raise funds in support of The Florida Theatre. “The bands set the perfect mood for an evening filled with delicious local food and beverages, […]

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