St Augustine, Florida is known as one of the most historic and oldest cities in America. It is only natural to celebrate a heritage that allows us to relive history through the faces of our past on the silver screen. Live theater is one of the oldest traditions of entertainment aside from music and dance, and film soon became the staple new of performing arts and expression through cinema. This year, celebrate the golden ages of the silver screen at the 8th Annual St Augustine Film Festival from January 18th to 21st.
The St Augustine Film Festival is the perfect place for cinematic fanatics to enjoy a collection of riveting films that are otherwise hard to come by. Films for the festival range from independent films to foreign films ready for a spot to shine in the United States. The CEO and director, Gregory von Hausch, also holds the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival in November and began the St Augustine Film Festival 8 years ago as St Augustine is a prime location with several tasteful theaters nearby each other. Three theaters hold the showings and guests can tour the historic sites in between each show.
When And Where
The four-day festival occurs right in the heart of St Augustine. The different theaters and locations of the festival’s events include the Lewis Auditorium, The Markland House, the Solarium, and the Gamache-Koger Theater (That are all a part of the Flagler College), the Corazon Cinema, and the Lightner Museum. During the festival, there will be several galas held for drinks, hors-d’oeuvres, and dinner that can be found on the Film Festival’s schedule. Of course, there will be numerous captivating films playing at all of these locations all weekend as well. Tickets to the galas will need to be purchased for either an individual attendance or for entry to all events in advance on the website. Times and prices will be found there, so you do not miss a thing.
Where To Stay
In St Augustine, it is not difficult to get around as transportation is always running and most of the happenings are nearby. A fantastic place to stay during the four-day film festival is at Southern Oaks Inn. Southern Oaks Inn is one of the hotels in St Augustine Fl that keeps you near the festival and in comfortable, quiet rooms. Every morning a complimentary breakfast for guests is served to fuel you up for the day, and it is a pet-friendly property so you and your dog can enjoy your travels together. By staying at Southern Oaks Inn, you will be able to unwind and know you will be well rested for a weekend full of films and fun. So start planning your perfect stay for a spectacular cinematic experience.