Lumina Pavilion

LUMINA DAZE at the Blockade Runner

Lumina Daze Coming August 10, 2003

  The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History will sponsor the 10th annual Lumina Daze on Sunday, August 10, from 5pm until 10pm at the Blockade Runner Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach, NC.

Lumina Daze is a celebration of the 1930’s era of Wrightsville Beach, remembering the heyday of Lumina Pavilion.  Activities this year run the gamut from old-time games, barbershop singing, and face painting.  The hotel’s Robert E. Lee Ballroom will set the stage for the Wilmington Big Band, Cape Fear Chordsmen, Harmony Belles and the Wilmington Dance Studio Ballroom Dancers.   This year’s silent auction will feature a wide assortment of  fine art, Adirondack Chairs painted by local artists (see below),  services and specialties from local businesses. 

pelicanchair.jpg (180467 bytes) Adirondack Chair by Cynthia Davis.

  Games for the children, popular during the 1930’s, will include sack races on the beach, three-legged race, ring toss and cakewalks on the half hour.  Area churches will provide the cakes for this year’s event.

  Perhaps the most popular activity is the showing of an old film on the beach at dusk, just as movies were shown years ago at Lumina.  This year, Lumina Daze presents “Murder at the Vanities,” with Carl Brisson, Jack Oakie and Kittie Carlisle.  The 1934 black and white Paramount picture was directed by Mitchell Leisen.  Duke Ellington and his Orchestra provide the music for the film.

  Tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door.  Proceeds benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.  For more information, please contact the Museum at 910-256-2569 or

For Dates and time Information, Contact:

Wrightsville Beach Museum
303 West Salisbury Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-2569 phone/fax

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