Alhambra Theater and Dining for Romance In Jacksonville

According to a list published today on USA Today’s website, the nation’s longest running professional dinner theater was listed as one of the most romantic things to do in Jacksonville.  Reporter Amy West, a Jacksonville resident, listed the Alhambra at number five, and first among the entertainment and cultural venues.  Commented West, “When you are ready for some entertainment, visit historic venues like the Florida Theatre and Alhambra Theatre & Dining who continue to reinvent themselves as go-to destinations in the modern world.”

“I can tell you from personal experience that the Alhambra is a romantic place,” stated Managing Partner Craig Smith. “We’ve had first dates, 50th anniversaries, proposals on stage and more than a few weddings in the last five years. We are naturally thrilled to make a prestigious list like this in a national newspaper, but it’s really something we’ve always felt: the Alhambra is not just a theater, but a place where memories are made.”

The article is perfectly timed for the Alhambra’s Valentines week performance, “Elvis: The King of Hearts,” starring internationally renowned Elvis tribute artists, Kevin Mills. The show opens February 11 for just eight performances, and closes on February 15.

Read the USA Today story is

About the new Alhambra Theatre & Dining

The Alhambra Theatre is the nation’s longest continually operating professional dinner theatre and the only professional resident theatre between Atlanta and Miami.  Opened in 1967, The Alhambra has hosted legends such as Tony Curtis, Claude Aiken, Sid Cesar and Cesar Romero, and, recently, Loretta Swit, Barry Williams, Jamie Farr, Sally Struthers, Joyce DeWitt, Michael Learned and Barbara Eden.  The Alhambra was the place of Betty Grable’s final acting role.  The Alhambra is also home to former Miss America, Orange Park native Leanza Cornett who started at the Alhambra when she was 15.  In November 2009, the Alhambra was purchased by Theatre Partners, LLC, headed by Jacksonville entrepreneur and Alhambra patron, Craig Smith as way to give back to Jacksonville and preserve what he believes is one of its cultural jewels.