Nostalgia Reigns in Inverness as Elvis Movie Plays on Historic Courthouse Lawn

By: Hilda Mitrani


In 1961, Elvis Presley fell in love – not with a long-legged girl – but with a quaint Florida town called Inverness. Fifty years later, the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum celebrates the love affair with a free showing of Follow That Dream, starring the King himself.

The movie will be shown around 8:30 p.m., Fri., July 1, on the lawn of the Old Courthouse, one of the main locations of the film. On this stroll down memory lane, visitors can also tour the second story courtroom where many important scenes were shot. 

Other tours include the "Cinema in the Sunshine” from the John Murray Davis Rotating Gallery. Local residents will provide photographs and memorabilia from the 1960’s to add to the Elvis-inspired theme of the evening.

Viewers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. For more history on the King's stay here, read this story. And while embracing the festivities, don’t be surprised if you "Can't Help Falling In Love" with Florida, just like Elvis did.




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