4171 Boatways Road
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone: (239) 694-9200
Fax: (239) 690-0180
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located in the heart of downtown Fort Myers. Not merely a vibrant art center, this venue also has a stunning neoclassical design with impressive pillars built from coral and limestone. Art exhibitions and art walks are a regular affair however fund raisers, charity balls, private events and more can be held too.
The Arcade Theater in Fort Myers was constructed 1908 in the Victorian Style. Treat yourself to music, dance and theater of every imaginable kind. The Arcade is the cornerstone of the Fort Myers' art scene. It seats 393 people and is home to the renowned Florida Repertory. It is used by professional touring companies as well as local and national recording artists. It is available to local groups to stage their own productions too. The theater has superb sound and lighting facilities.
The Fort Myers Harborside Convention Complex consists of four buildings for any size gathering, from conventions to weddings. The main Harborside Convention Hall has a Mediterranean-style red roof and 30,000 square feet, seats 3,000 and has room for 190 booths, with second floor meeting rooms seating 40 each. The staff provides planning services, aiding in set-up, organization, and clean-up. Hotels such as the Ramada Amtel Marina are nearby. For parking, there are meters and a garage. Across the street in Centennial Park, the Farmers' Market meets every Thursday.
At Hoople House in Downtown Fort Myers, there is a strong emphasis on giving local bands a platform to showcase their talent. If you're looking to catch big-name performers live in concert, this is definitely not the place for you. Instead, if you want to encourage local talent and enjoy some good music in the process, you should definitely make your way over to Hoople House.
Watch your favorite Hollywood stars sizzle on the screens of this theater in South Fort Myers. All of the blockbuster hits can be seen here, but guests can also rent out the theater for parties, receptions and private-screenings. Whether you are here with family, friends or with a date, a tub of snacks and a movie are always great any night of the week.
Downtown Fort Myers offers old-fashioned dinner theater and though it may be a throwback to the heyday of the 70's, it's a kitschy, novelty to say the least. The evening starts with an expansive buffet topped with lavish desserts and the menu varies depending on the type of show. The main theater stages traditional musicals, while the children's theater presents fairy tales alongside hamburgers or pizza. The 'Off Broadway' Palm Theatre offers newer shows in an intimate general admission setting. Reservations are recommended, and no shorts or T-shirts are allowed.
Creative expression benefits everyone, especially children, and improves the community. With this philosophy in mind, the Lee County Alliance for the Arts offers outlets for a wide variety of artists. The not-for-profit organization, founded in 1975, includes a 10.5-acre campus with the William R. Frizzel Cultural Centre and Gallery, an art school, and indoor and outdoor theaters for Jazz Alliance outdoor concerts, local theater performances, and festivals. Every summer there is a children's art camp. Admission to the public art galleries is free. Check the calendar for upcoming events.
Anderson Theater at the Bishop Verot High School's Santini Center is a buzzing hub of activities. This eclectic art space is home to a wide range of cultural events, live performances, musicals, classical concerts and theatrical extravaganzas. You will also be able to partake in a bevy of community events at this venue: workshops, special classes, local conferences, talk sessions and lectures among other things. Event nights see a flurry of activity as crowds rush in to be a part of the festivities and have a gala time out! Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
JetBlue Park is the spring training home of Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox. It is one of many Grapefruit League stadiums scattered around this part of Southwest Florida and it holds about 11,000 rabid Red Sox fans. The part of Fort Myers is called South Fenway (just like the stadium back home) and in addition to being a LEED-certified, modern building with all the amenities, it even has a replica of the fabled 'Green Monster'!
The Garage is a large venue for live music events. It is also a studio for recordings and rehearsals but the highlight of the place are certainly the live performances. They provide all the equipment and assistance for artists' recordings, which makes this a favourite among those blessed with creativity. The 16,000 square feet place is perfect for events and functions of all kinds, for which they also provide catering. Contact for further details and event information.
When surrounded by toasty beaches, it is hard to imagine how one would break away for a movie date. But this cinema in Cape Coral, seven miles from Fort Myers, manages to coax patrons into its cool interiors despite the lure of the great outdoors. Part of the Marquee Cinemas chain, it offers the latest productions that sizzle out of Hollywood on each of its 10 screens. Stadium seating and Digital Dolby Sound will take you into the plot and hold your attention for the whole duration of the film. Access for those with special needs is a big plus, making the venue all-inclusive. Call to ask about discounts and concessions, and book your tickets in advance—it’s always better to tan on the beach than on a sidewalk!
When in Florida, it’s hard to get away from the sun-kissed beaches. But, should you get tired of bronzing on the sand, there are plenty of other entertainment opportunities. If you are in the southern part of the city, a trip to the open-air Bell Tower Shops mall is a must. Once you’ve picked your jaw off the floor and emptied out most of your wallet, a ticket to the latest release in this cinema would be in order. The usual crop of facilities that distinguish most Regal theaters from the others show up here as well, and put patrons at ease. Those with some additional time to kill can go to the in-house game room. Check the website for more details.