There is so much to do in St. Augustine, one week in the city can be spent solely on visiting historical sites. However, in between touring the Castillo de San Marcos and Flagler College, be sure to take a break to visit one of the following St. Augustine theaters.
Are you visiting town for a romantic getaway? Or, maybe you’ve just spent the day at the beach and are looking to get out of the Florida sun. Whatever the reason, rest assured St. Augustine theaters are some of the greatest in the state.
Beckoning travelers city and state-wide, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre is a well-loved destination for Summer and Spring activities. As one of the biggest venues in the city, visitors gather to listen to elite musicians, socialize, and enjoy locally-sourced food and beer.
The Front Porch
Located on the premises of the Amphitheatre, the Front Porch is shaded with canopy oaks by day and strung with twinkling lights by night. Its accessible one hour before the gates of the Amphitheatre open and is meant as a gathering place where families, friend groups, and couples can enjoy food and drinks before performances.
St. Augustine Amphitheatre Lineup
Any given weekend, renowned musicians, comedians, and celebrities engage with crowds at the Amphitheatre. Its circular shape ensures there isn’t a bad seat in the house, even on the most crowded nights! From 2018 to 2019, guests like Vance Joy, Donnie and Marie Osmond, and Dispatch will make an appearance.
Corazon Cinema and Café
If you’re planning a romantic getaway or special date night, be sure to add the Corazon Cinema and Café to your itinerary. Located in the heart of the Historic District, the Corazon is an old-fashioned “dinner and a show” theater. It is sure to spark flames and rekindle love affairs. However, offering a rare chance to indulge in food in a cinema isn’t the best quality of the Corazon. Along with a unique lineup of classic films, dramas, and comedies, they host a delicious, cleverly-designed, menu that features a Jim Carrey sandwich and a James Bond barbecue – all of which you can enjoy in their cozy and intimate viewing room.
The Epic Theatre is St. Augustine’s only modern-day theater and it is extremely popular among locals and travelers. Their stadium seating, rocking chair loveseats, and arcade gaming room beckons families, couples, and friend groups to catch a film in comfort and style. But, this isn’t a traditional movie theater. Along with showing the latest in big-screen releases, on Sundays and Wednesdays they play throwbacks like “Wayne’s World,” “Clueless,” and “The Sound of Music”! If you decide to visit the Epic Theatre be sure to arrive hungrily. At their concession stand, you’ll find a variety of craft beers, wines, and movie snack favorites.
St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre blends Broadway and community talent. They often show fierce comedies like Bad Jews, offbeat productions like The Comedy Thriller Corpse!, and of course classics such as Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. Additionally, the theater won 10 out of 11 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards including the title for Best Director of a Play, Best Director of a Musical, Best Technical Design of a Musical, Best Play, and Best Musical. Although many of the actors, musicians, and directors are local to St. Augustine, that doesn’t stop them from putting on a New York City Broadway-worthy show! Settled in the heart of the Historic District, Limelight Theatre is a highly sought out destination for couples, friend groups, and families.
World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater
A quick walk through the pristine grounds of the World Golf Hall of Fame will lead you to one of the best IMAX theaters in Florida, and the only IMAX theater in St. Johns County and Duval County. Along with fan faves of Hollywood blockbusters, the IMAX theater is a popular place for families to visit because of their unique lineup of entertaining and educational documentaries. Additionally, movie fans who love surround sound, a big picture, and great quality will surely not be disappointed by these viewing rooms which feature a screen that is 50 feet wide and 80 feet high. The theater also has a concession stand full of traditional movie snacks, comfortable seats, and only one showing room. So, you’ll never find yourself waiting in long lines for snacks or movie tickets!
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