'The Truman Show,' featuring Seaside, celebrates 20 years

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SEASIDE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A popular movie that helped put Seaside on the map is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

June 5th, 1998, 'The Truman Show' was released, featuring Seaside's unique appeal.

Known for its pastel-colored houses and white picket fences, the small, quaint town has since grown into a popular resort community.

The house Jim Carrey's character, Truman Burbank, called home still sits on Natchez Street in the community to this day, as well as a few other establishments such as the post office and Modica Market.

The house is now owned by former Florida State Senator Don Gaetz and his family.

Seaside officials said the town's founder Robert Davis and many original homeowners donated the land and locations fees from the movie to help create the Seaside Neighborhood School.

The movie won 24 awards, including three Golden Globes.