Written by Inverness resident Lyn Floyd:
Its slogan is "Small Town Done Right". Inverness is a small town an hour and a half West of Orlando, North of Tampa and South of Gainesville. We have a newly renovated theater...The Valerie. Mrs. Pearl G. Maddox built the theatre in 1926-27 during the silent movie era, naming it The Valerie after her daughter. The first movie shown was "The Only Woman" in 1927, the last was "The Untouchables" in 1987. Herbert Pittman of Clearwater leased the theatre when "talking equipment" was installed. Prices were 10 cents for children and 25 cents for adults. At a time when other towns prohibited Sunday shows, City Council boldly adopted a resolution to permit Sunday movies, boosting trade in the City and making the Theatre a social focal point for many years. The theatre was gutted by fire in 1939 and rebuilt. In 1962, daily clips from the movie "Follow That Dream" were viewed with Elvis in attendance. The building remained vacant from 1987 until the City purchased it in 2009. With community involvement and detailed planning, a grand reopening was held for The Valerie Theatre Cultural Center in June 2015.
We are the County Seat of Citrus County and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Old Courthouse was built in 1912 at a cost of $55,885. It served as the Citrus County Courthouse until 1978, when a more modern facility was built about a block away. Today, the historic courthouse is the headquarters for the Citrus County Historical Society. It houses county archives and special collections, as well as the offices of Citrus County's Historical Resource Officer. It is also the site of the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum.
We have the Trailhead for the Withlacoochee State Trail, which is a 46-mile multi-use trail for walking, biking, and in-line skating. It's ranked within the top ten multi-use trails in the country.
Events in Inverness
Winter Park Library Math Tutoring
at Winter Park Library Find Tickets
Winter Park Library Math Tutoring October 24 @ 3:30 pm - December 19 @ 5:45 pm
Sad Tropics at Polk Museum of Art
at Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College Find Tickets
A site-specific multimedia installation, Sad Tropics will be produced at and exclusively for the Melvin and Burks Galleries at Florida Southern College by New Orleans artists and Florida natives Cristina Molina and Jonathan Traviesa.
The Singing Christmas Trees at First Baptist Church Orlando
at First Baptist Church Orlando Find Tickets
Three-hundred choir singers serve as “ornaments” on two 45-foot Christmas trees during this musical performance at the First Baptist Church of Orlando.
North Pole Express
at Florida Railroad Museum Find Tickets
The Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish is a little off the beaten path -- about two hours southwest of Orlando -- but the North Pole Express is worth the trip.
Green Meadows: The Great Christmas Light Adventure & Train
at 1368 S. Poinciana Blvd Find Tickets
Green Meadows Farm will be lit up with thousands of lights to enjoy throughout the holiday season. Enjoy themed holiday light displays like Christmas Under the Sea, Country Christmas, and Christmas Luau, among others.
Surfing Santas in Coca Beach
at Minutemen Causeway Find Tickets
Before Santa delivers toys and gifts, he’s been breaking away to catch some waves in Cocoa Beach on Christmas Eve morning. Pretty cool, right? Surfing Santas Cocoa Beach is an annual Cocoa Beach tradition that brings hundreds of surfers dressed up as Sant
Now Snowing in Celebration
at 701 Front St Find Tickets
Ice rink open daily through Jan. 1, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Baytowne Countdown | NYE
at The Village of Baytowne Wharf Find Tickets
Baytowne Countdown | NYE Monday, December 31st
Ribbit the Exhibit II at Leu Gardens
at Harry P Leu Gardens Find Tickets
Ribbit the Exhibit II at Leu Gardens 11/01/2018 @ 9:00 am - 01/31/2019 @ 5:00 pm
Today at 03:30 PM - Dec 19, 06:00 PM
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