Real Estate seems to be in the news almost daily. Many national reports say realty sales and new building starts are down. Some report the opposite. In Citrus County, we seem to still be showing an active and prospering market. Low interest rates are helping real estate sales. There are 1232 single family homes for sale in Citrus County. Here are some stats to digest from the local areas I service:
**April Valerie Theatre schedule included at end.
Black Diamond to-date in 2018 had sold 7 homes; this year there have been 17 sales and 8 that are still pending!
sold to date:
36 NOW for sale:
Terra Vista had 14 sales at this time last year; this year 17.
81 Now for sale: https://matrix.mlscitrus.com/DE.asp?k=181538XWGJB&p=DE-1555674-725
Pine Ridge had 38 sales last year through March and have had 48 so far this year. There are 60 homes for sale now.
Meadowcrest has sold 13 to date this year; this time last year 19. 8 homes on market now.
Brentwood had 15 sales first quarter 2018; 8 this year. There are 6 homes for sale now.
Laurel Ridge had 4 sales to date this time last year and 5 to date this year. 9 homes on the market currently.
VALERIE THEATRE SCHEDULE APRIL
April 5 @ 7PM
April 6 @ 2PM & 7PM
“The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie
Presented by the Citrus County Educational Foundation.
Tickets ($25) can be purchased at https:///www.eventbrite.com/e/mouse-trap-tickets-56954592720. For more information, contact The Educational Foundation at (352)726-1931×2240.
April 20 @ 3PM
The Valerie String Quartet
Join us for an afternoon of Classical Music performed by members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. The Valerie comes alive with great acoustics for this event. This program will consist of two major works: Franz Schubert’s Quartet #7 in D major and Alexander Glazunov’s Suite for String Quartet Op.35. There is not a bad seat in the house for your listening pleasure!
April 7 @ 3PM
BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID (PG)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman (who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film). Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the “Sundance Kid” (Robert Redford), who are on the run from a crack US posse after a string of train robberies. The pair and Sundance’s lover, Etta Place (Katharine Ross), flee to Bolivia in search of a more successful criminal career. In 2003, the film was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The American Film Institute ranked Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as the 73rd-greatest American film on its “AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition)” list. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were ranked 20th greatest heroes on “AFI’s 100 Years…100 Heroes and Villains”.
April 12 @ 7:30PM *Friday Nite at the Movies*
A FISH CALLED WANDA (R)
A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 British-American heist comedy film directed by Charles Crichton and written by John Cleese. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin as a gang of diamond thieves who double-cross one another to find stolen diamonds hidden by the gang leader. A barrister (Cleese) becomes a central figure as femme fatale Wanda (Curtis) uses him to locate the loot. It was Crichton’s last film. The film was released to positive reviews and was nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, winning Best Supporting Actor for Kline. Cleese and Palin won BAFTA Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for their performances. A spiritual sequel, Fierce Creatures, was released in 1997. The British Film Institute ranked A Fish Called Wanda the 39th-greatest British film of the 20th century.
April 14 @ 3PM
WEST SIDE STORY (PG)
West Side Story is a 1961 American romantic musical tragedy film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. It stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris, and was photographed by Daniel L. Fapp, A.S.C., in Super Panavision 70. Released on October 18, 1961, through United Artists, the film received high praise from critics and viewers, and became the second highest grossing film of the year in the United States. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10, including Best Picture (as well as a special award for Robbins), becoming the record holder for the most wins for a movie musical. The film has been deemed “culturally significant” by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for the National Film Registry in 1997.
April 21 @ 3PM
Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick, written by Dalton Trumbo, and based on the novel of the same title by Howard Fast. It is inspired by the life story of Spartacus, the leader of a slave revolt in antiquity, and the events of the Third Servile War, and stars Kirk Douglas in the title role, Laurence Olivier as Roman general and politician Marcus Licinius Crassus, Peter Ustinov, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus, John Gavin as Julius Caesar, Jean Simmons as Varinia, Charles Laughton as Sempronius Gracchus, and Tony Curtis as Antoninus. Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was blacklisted at the time as one of the Hollywood Ten. Douglas publicly announced that Trumbo was the screenwriter of Spartacus, and President-elect John F. Kennedy crossed American Legion picket lines to view the film, helping to end blacklisting; Howard Fast was also blacklisted, and originally had to self-publish it. The film won four Academy Awards and became the biggest moneymaker in Universal Studios’ history, until it was surpassed by Airport (1970). In 2017, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
April 28 @ 3PM
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (NR)
To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 American drama film directed by Robert Mulligan. The screenplay by Horton Foote is based on Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. It stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and Mary Badham as Scout. To Kill a Mockingbird marked the film debuts of Robert Duvall, William Windom, and Alice Ghostley.
The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and was a box-office success, earning more than six times its budget. The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Peck, and was nominated for eight, including Best Picture. In 1995, the film was listed in the National Film Registry. In 2003, the American Film Institute named Atticus Finch the greatest movie hero of the 20th century. In 2007, the film ranked twenty-fifth on the AFI’s 10th anniversary list of the greatest American movies of all time. In 2005, the British Film Institute included it in their list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14.
Thanks again for your continued patronage at the “GEM” of downtown Inverness, the Valerie Theatre!
Alan Forino, Director (27)
Valerie Theatre Cultural Center, Inc.
207 Courthouse Square
Inverness, FL 34450