Summer Classics Movie Series at Tampa Theatre

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Summer Classics Movie Series at Tampa Theatre

Love movies? Head to the historic Tampa Theatre to watch the classics in a classic way as part of the annual Summer Classics Movie Series this June through August.

Beginning the first weekend of June, Tampa Theatre is continuing its famous annual summer classics movie series for the 30th year in a row! Tampa Theatre is one of the country’s best-preserved movie palaces. It is also one of the only remaining movie palaces that has the ability to revive its original programming by screening a silent movie with live musical accompaniment.

Date night highlights from the series include The Wizard of Oz, Jurassic Park, Some Like it Hot, and Casablanca. Silent films in the series (The Gold Rush, The Black Pirate) will feature live musical accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.

For a summer date night you can't find elsewhere in the country, visit Tampa Theatre for this unique viewing experience of highly-rated classic movies the way they were meant to be seen–on the big screen in an old theatre.

Tickets are $10 ($7 for Tampa Theatre Members) for regular films and $13 ($10 for members) for silent films. Tickets are available online now.

30th Annual Summer Classics Movie Series Lineup

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Friday, June 4, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 5, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 6, 3:00pm

Airplane! (1980)
Sunday, June 13, 3:00pm
Thursday, June 17, 7:30pm

The Gold Rush (1925)
Sunday, June 20, 3:00pm
Thursday, June 24, 7:30pm
*Chaplin’s masterpiece will be presented in its original format with LIVE accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Tampa Theatre’s Artist in Residence, Steven Ball, will perform an original score, and the overall experience is as close to time travel as you will ever experience. Plus, stick around after the Sunday screening for a FREE post-show Film Talk audience discussion and Q&A with University of Tampa professor and film historian Patrick Ellis, who will be joined by organist Steven Ball.

Tampa Theatre Summer Classics series
Tampa Theatre

Citizen Kane (1941)
Sunday, June 27, 3:00pm
Thursday, July 1, 7:30pm

Glory (1989)
Sunday, July 4, 3:00pm
Thursday, July 8, 7:30pm
*Stick around after the Sunday screening for a FREE post-show Film Talk audience discussion and Q&A with award-winning Digital Media Producer Frank Crum.

North by Northwest (1959)
Sunday, July 11, 3:00pm
Thursday, July 15, 7:30pm
*Stick around after the Sunday screening for a FREE post-show Film Talk audience discussion and Q&A with retired University of South Florida film professor Harriet Deer.

The Big Lebowski (1998)
Sunday, July 18, 3:00pm
Thursday, July 22, 7:30pm
*Stick around after each screening for a FREE post-show Film Talk audience discussion and Q&A with retired University of South Florida film professor Harriet Deer on Sunday and with retired Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall on Thursday.

Jurassic Park (1993)
Sunday, July 25, 3:00pm
Thursday, July 29, 7:30pm
*Stick around after Sunday’s screening for a FREE post-show Film Talk audience discussion and Q&A with retired Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall.

Jurassic Park (1993)

Some Like It Hot (1959)
Sunday, August 1, 3:00pm
Thursday, August 5, 7:30pm
*Stick around after the Sunday screening for a FREE post-show Film Talk audience discussion and Q&A with retired University of South Florida film professor Harriet Deer.

Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Sunday, August 8, 3:00pm
Thursday, August 12, 7:30pm
*Stick around after the Sunday screening for a FREE post-show Film Talk audience discussion and Q&A with retired University of South Florida film professor Harriet Deer.

Young Frankenstein (1974)
Sunday, August 15, 3:00pm
Thursday, August 19, 7:30pm
*Stick around after each of the screenings for a FREE post-show Film Talk audience discussion and Q&A with retired University of South Florida film professor Harriet Deer on Sunday, and with retired Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall on Thursday.

Casablanca (1942)
Sunday, August 22, 3:00pm
Thursday, August 26, 7:30pm
*Stick around after the Sunday screening for a FREE post-show Film Talk audience discussion and Q&A with retired University of South Florida film professor Harriet Deer.

The Black Pirate (1926)
Sunday, August 29, 3:00pm
Thursday, September 2, 7:30pm
*See it exactly how Tampa Theatre audiences saw it in 1926 when it debuted as the second movie ever shown at the then-new movie palace: on the big screen with LIVE accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Tampa Theatre’s Artist in Residence, Steven Ball, will perform an original score, and the overall experience is as close to time travel as you will ever experience.

Feature image credit: Tampa Theatre


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