Dine on gourmet food by a popular local chef and enjoy a professionally produced play on a romantic date at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre. The institution has the distinction of being the oldest continually operating dinner theater in the United States.
The Alhambra Dinner Theatre is the oldest continually operating dinner theater in the United States.
During the '70s, the theater hired big names as headliners to bring audiences in. Dawn Wells of the TV show "Gilligan's Island" was the headliner of Alhambra's first performance, "Barefoot in the Park." Other performances featured appearances by soap opera actors, TV game show hosts and Playboy models.
In the '80s, big names became harder to hire because of competition from endorsements and commercials that paid more money in less time, as opposed to a theater run where actors would be required to travel or relocate. The productions starred fewer well-known actors, but all were seasoned theater performers. All performers at Alhambra Dinner Theatre are part of the Actors' Equity Association.
The theater offers patrons a full bar and dinners from a popular local restaurateur, Matthew Medure. Medure plans a new menu for each show. The bar seats 75 and the stage can be viewed by over 400 dinner guests. Renovations are taking place to give Alhambra new appeal to a past tradition.
Get swept up in the romantic atmosphere of Bistro Aix, a hip restaurant in the historic San Marcos area of Jacksonville. This great experiment infuses freshly grown ingredients with exotic flavors. And the mixologists are the ultimate professionals.
Share the preserved beauty of a stately home with your date, that has now been transformed into the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. The original collection of the former residents has expanded from 60 pieces to more than 5,500 European and American works of art dating from 2100 BC to the present.
You don't want to skip this one. Kelly Seahorse Ranch will take you on a short trail ride from the ranch taking you directly out to ride miles of beach along the park's pristine Atlantic shore on Amelia Island.
Take in a show on a romantic date at the Sun-Ray Cinema, where you'll find cult classics like "Harold and Maude" on any given night. Located in the Riverside Historic District of Jacksonville, the theater is surrounded by privately owned shops, cafes, bars and music venues.
The Sun-Ray Cinema is located in the Riverside Historic District of Jacksonville. The theater opened in 1927 and was the first theater in Florida to show "talking pictures."
Architect Roy Benjamin designed the Italian Renaissance-style theater along with over 200 other theaters in the Southeast. In 1949, the theater was renovated and received its historic marquee. In the 80s and 90s, formerly known as Riverside Theater and 5 Points Theatre operated as a playhouse and a nightclub.
The Riverside Historic District was one of the most concentrated commercial developments of the 1910s and 1920s. Today, the area is still home to individually owned shops, cafes, bars and music venues. The area is also well known for its artistic elements and eclectic people.
Now featuring seatside service of traditional movie fare, beer and wine, sandwiches, hummus, and site-made pizza with unusual toppings.
Enjoy a romantic performance by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, home of three performance facilities. Each performance is a cultural event, and the lobby of the center looks out onto the St. Johns River.
The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts opened in 1997 and is the home of three performance facilities.
The Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall is where the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs most of its concerts. This performance hall was designed for non-amplified stage events and has 1,800 seats available.
Designed for amplified events, The Jim and Jan Moran Theater has 3,000 seats and hosts theater performances and concerts. The C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Theater is a multi-purpose hall with 600 seats.
Each performance hall is designed to welcome a variety of performances and attractions to The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. The venue's lobby and meeting areas offer a fantastic view of the St. Johns River.
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