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For immediate release - May 6, 2005

Lake County Historical Museum opens new movie exhibit; first film showing is Monday, May 9

TAVARES — The Lake County Historical Museum opened its newest exhibit Friday that is dedicated to the movies and television shows filmed in Lake County.

Movies at the Museum
The new Lake County Historical Museum exhibit features movie posters, photographs and other interesting facts and artifacts from movies filmed and set in Lake County.

The exhibit is the precursor to the second edition of the free summer series of film screenings called “Movies at the Museum.” The museum-sponsored movie showings begin Monday, May 9, at 2 p.m. with Honky Tonk Freeway (1981). The film will be shown in the County Commission Chambers located on the second floor of the Lake County Administration building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares.

Of the 20 movies known to be filmed in Lake County, “Movies at the Museum” will include seven of them over the course of the summer. Each movie will be shown at 2 p.m. on Mondays. Seating is limited to the first 250 attendees.

The schedule for the free summer series of “Movies at the Museum” is as follows:

  • May 9 — Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)
  • May 23 — Rosewood (1997)
  • June 6 — Waterboy (1998)
  • June 20 — Olive Juice (2001)
  • July 11 — Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  • July 25 — My Girl (1991)
  • Aug. 22 — Jeepers, Creepers (2001)

For more information about the museum, call Dr. Diane Kamp, Director of Lake County museums, at (352) 343-9600. There is always something new to see and do at the Lake County Historical Museum located at 317 W. Main St., Tavares.


Contact information:
Christopher Patton
Communications Coordinator
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445

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