Florida Blue, a Corporate Partner of the historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre since 2006, has announced its renewed support of the Theatre.
“Florida Blue and Florida Theatre share a mission to enhance our community’s
quality of life,” said Darnell Smith, Florida Blue Market President. “We
do it by helping people achieve better health, and Florida Theatre does it by
bringing diverse and memorable arts and entertainment experiences to our
community. We love supporting the Florida Theatre because it makes our
community such a vibrant place to live. There is nothing quite like the unique,
historic Jacksonville landmark that is Florida Theatre.”
"The historic Florida Theatre is pleased to play its part in providing Northeast Florida with the music, dance and theatre programs that are part of what gives Jacksonville the unique character that we have all come to appreciate, and expect, as residents of a great city,” said Florida Theatre President, Numa Saisselin. “The theatre earns 85% of its annual budget from its business activities, and support from the business community, like our returning Corporate Partner Florida Blue, helps to close that small budget gap every year and keep the Florida Theatre and its programs something special for our community.”
The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre's official web site floridatheatre.com.
About Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield: The company, has been providing health insurance to residents of Florida for more than 75 years. Driven by its mission of helping people and communities achieve better health, the company serves more than 5 million health care members across the state. In total, Florida Blue and its affiliated companies serve 45 million people in 45 states. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., it is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
About Florida Theatre: Located in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, the historic Florida Theatre first opened its doors in 1926, and is famous for a series of six Elvis Presley performances in 1956 covered by Life magazine. Restored and reopened in 1983 as a nonprofit performing arts center, today the Florida Theatre is recognized as one of the Top 10 most attended theatres in the US under 2,000 seats according to Pollstar magazine, and the #1 most attended sports and entertainment venue in the State of Florida under 2,000 seats according to VenuesNow magazine. The theatre is managed by The Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, and is an active promoter of its own programing. 175-200 music, dance, theatre, comedy and arts education performances take the Florida Theatre stage every year. In recent years the theatre has been seen on Showtime (Larry Wilmore), AXS TV (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Netflix (Katt Williams), and heard on NPR (Whad’ya Know?).