13 thoughts on “2018 Jacksonville, FL Convention

  1. 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,
    Angela ~

  2. 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

  3. 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.

      1. 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.

  4. Tony….. Looking forward to the convention there in Jacksonville, will be spending extra time there and going to St Augustine…See you there

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