The Truman Show Screening and Scavenger Hunt at Seaside

August 17, 2013 by SoWal Staff

Grab a blanket and come on out August 30 at 8 p.m. to the Seaside Amphitheater and enjoy the classic South Walton film set in Seaside, Florida - The Truman Show.

The film was shot in Seaside 15 years ago, with its first screening in June 1998. To celebrate, Seaside is hosting a contest for all Truman Show fans who want to explore Seaside and the various sites and artifacts left behind from the set.

To play, simply grab your camera 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

The list of scavenger hunt sites can be found in the latest edition of The Seaside Times newspaper and also at under the ‘News’ section or by clicking on the Truman Show stamp. 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. 


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