- One ticket to see Howie Mandel
- When: Thursday, February 19, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Florida Theatre
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $25 for orchestra sections 100–400, rows Q–DD or mid balcony sections 100 & 200, rows E–O (up to $70.20 value)
- $35 for orchestra sections 300, rows A–P or loge sections 200–300, rows A–D (up to $86.80 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
Younger audiences know Howie best as a judge on NBC’s runaway hit America’s Got Talent. They probably also remember his long-term stint at the helm of Deal or No Deal. But before Howie Mandel was the go-to host for #1 television shows, he carved a career as one of North America’s sharpest comic presences. In the late 1970s, Howie developed a schtick that immediately stuck with audiences. Whether he was wrapping a latex glove around his head and inflating it with his nose or honing the high-pitched voice that would give life to the titular character of Bobby’s World and Gizmo from Gremlins, Howie’s standup act made even the most stoic viewers crack into laughter. Taking a break from encouraging the acts of America’s Got Talent with his wide, warm smile, Howie embraces the standup mic that launched his ascent from St. Elsewhere to saint everywhere.
When it opened in 1927, the Florida Theatre was the largest of 15 cinemas in downtown Jacksonville. Today, it's the city's last surviving vestige of that era's iconic architecture. Designed by New Yorker R.E. Hall and Jacksonvillian Roy Benjamin, the venue is a prime example of the Mediterranean Revival style, with a ceiling covered in glittering stars and a six-story proscenium arch. And even as the entertainment industry shifted towards television, the Florida Theatre survived by hosting interactive game nights and concerts from underground artists, including Elvis Presley. The space was renovated In the early 1980s, and today it returns to its entertaining roots by hosting live events and classic film screenings.