What would you like to see added to the calendar of events for 2018?
Keep me in the loop!
sure… all you have to do is watch the convention page and maybe news on the Facebook page…
My suggestion for the calendar of events during the 2018 NANP Reunion:
Something that might be enjoyable would be attending the Florida Theatre located on East Forsyth Street. The theatre showcases entertainment from musicians to comedians. For example, Little River Band, with special guest Pablo Cruise, will be playing in February, with tickets ranging from $35 – $75. But wait, there’s more… the Florida Theatre is a historical American movie theater. According to the Florida Theatre’s website, ” The theatre is one of only four remaining high-style movie palaces built in Florida during the Mediterranean Revival architectural boom of the 1920s. Opened on April 8, 1927, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on November 4, 1982. On April 18, 2012, the AIA’s Florida Chapter placed the building on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.”
Food for thought,
I will remind the location coordinator of this opportunity. thank you.
Motion picture buffs might be enjoy exploring Jacksonville’s historic movie studio. Long before Hollywood, it was known as the ‘Winter Film Capital of the World’. More than 300 films – mostly silent short one-reel movies – were made in Jacksonville and marketed to a movie-mad public around the country.
Jacksonville’s first silent film studio opened in 1908, followed by more than 30 others over the course of the next decade, including Metro Pictures – later to become known as Hollywood giant MGM. During the heyday of the silent film era, Jacksonville played a starring role in many notable movie moments, including the career beginnings of comedic legend Oliver Hardy and the site of the United States’ first full-length feature film in Technicolor, “The Gulf Between.”
Within 10 years, it was almost all gone. The last Jacksonville studio was founded in 1916, as Eagle Film City and purchased by Richard E. Norman in 1921, the Norman Studios produce silent films. Today, four of Norman’s five-building studio complex survives in Jacksonville’s Old Arlington neighborhood. The 501(c)3 organization is working to reunify, restore and reopen this historic complex as a thriving community, learning, research and tourism center. http://normanstudios.org
Do you have a time frame of when you will be able to post Convention dates. I would like to do some early travel planning. – scheduling Florida family and friend visits – in addition to the Jacksonville convention.
The board is working it all out. I know they are down too two or three sets. Soon.
I like to plan ahead as well, and I’m also anxious to know the dates. I’d like to spend a day or two in Pensacola on the way there or the way back home, depending on when the reunion is held.
Oct. 10-12 are the Jacksonville dates!
Tony….. Looking forward to the convention there in Jacksonville, will be spending extra time there and going to St Augustine…See you there
Sounds great, Steve! We are planning a fun event this year.
Any firm ideas on the location of Base HQ for the event? Hotel? Mayport? Cecil Field? Cost estimates for lodgings?
John…all of the reunion information can be found on the reunion page. http://navyphoto.net/wp/navy-photographers-reunion/
There’s also a button at the top in the menu. Registration has been open for a month or so. Feel free to contact me or Tony Casullo is you have any other questions. Tony is the coordinator.
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