SEASIDE celebrates the 15th anniversary of The Truman Show
Seaside® is hosting a scavenger hunt to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the movie “The Truman Show” which was filmed in SEASIDE with its first screening in June 1998. To celebrate, SEASIDE is hosting a contest for all Truman Show fans wanting to explore SEASIDE and the various sites and artifacts left behind from the set.
To play, contestants simply grab their cameras or camera phones and find each of the 15 SEASIDE sites listed. Each contestant should take a photo of someone in his or her party at each site and email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Truman Show Scavenger Hunt for the list of scavenger hunt sites. A monthly winner will be randomly drawn from the entries through December 2013. Each month’s winner will receive a copy of The Truman Show DVD and a framed print of SEASIDE’s Coleman Pavilion. In addition, winners will be published in The Seaside Times newspaper.
The Truman Show is an important piece of SEASIDE history. Not only did it bring fame to the new urbanist beach community, but it also contributed significantly to the town’s funds as the production helped to revitalize the local economy. In addition, the site fees received for hosting The Truman Show set helped finance the construction of the SEASIDE Neighborhood School.
The school began in 1996 as one of the first charter schools in Florida with 36 students, two faculty members and one administrator. In 17 years, the school has grown to 136 students, 15 faculty and staff members and two administrators.
For more information, visit www.seasidefl.com or call 850-231-6179.
SEASIDE, built on 80 acres on Florida’s Gulf Coast, is an unincorporated, master-planned community located in South Walton County on Highway 30-A, between Panama City Beach and Destin. Celebrated as the birthplace of new urbanism and for its focus on traditional family values, SEASIDEoffers a thriving town center with shopping and dining, all within walkable distance to homes, cottages and offices. According to Newsweek, “Seaside—with its cozy, narrow streets, its jumble of pastel colored homes— is probably the most influential resort community since Versailles.” SEASIDEhas been named the “Best Beach on Earth” for families by Travel + Leisure magazine and was included in USA Today’s list of 10 Best Beach Towns in Florida.
Consisting of more than 300 homes, many of them vacation rentals, more than 12 restaurants and eateries, and 41 shops and galleries, the town has become the topic of slide lectures in architectural schools and in housing-industry magazines, and is visited by design professionals from throughout the United States. The town rose to global fame as being the main filming location of the movie “The Truman Show.”