This exhibit, from the Museum of Florida History, depicts some of Florida's most famous films from the early 1920s to the present. Producers have been making films in Florida since the dawn of the film industry. For a short time in the early twentieth century, Florida even rivaled California as the place for movie making. However, a lack of government support, money, and studio facilities hurt the industry in Florida, and while many films still shot scenes in Florida, it wasn't until studios like Universal and Disney began moving in that the Florida film industry began to rise once again.
Colorful, eye-catching posters advertised films and drew people to the movies. Often, several different posters promoted one film, with each image designed to appeal to a specific audience. The posters on display depict some of Florida's most famous films from the early 1920s to the present. They are a part of the Museum of Florida History's permanent collection of Florida movie memorabilia.
Brevard Museum will be holding Saturday matinees of a few of the movies showcased in the exhibit. Matinees start at 1:00 p.m. and are included with general museum admission.
The Florida Film Museum Matinee line-up is:
September 29th - Where the Boys Are
October 6th - Moon over Miami
October 13th - Creature from the Black Lagoon
October 27th - The Cape Canaveral Monsters
November 3rd - Cross Creek
November 10th - The Yearling
December 1st - Follow that Dream
December 8th - The Barefoot Mailman
December 15th – The Greatest Show on Earth.