‘Tis the season for holiday flicks at the Tampa Theatre! Every season, Tampa’s iconic venue showcases the classic films that embody the spirit, character and feeling of the holidays. Get your best knit sweater ready, grab some popcorn, and get ready to see the films that will make you feel like a kid again.
Sunday, November 27
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. Before the film, Santa himself will be in the lobby for family photos with your own camera or cell phone starting at 2pm, and he’ll share a special story from the stage immediately before the film at 3pm. Tickets are $10.
Saturday, December 3
The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay returns to Tampa Theatre’s historic stage to present Making Spirits Bright, a festive evening of holiday choral music, and experience the wonder of voices raised in song. The Master Chorale will be conducted by Joseph Holt, and the performance will also feature The Master Chorale Ensemble Singers, conducted by Deah McReynolds. Performance takes place at 3pm. Tickets are $20 at Tampa Theatre box office, $22.50 (includes service fee) online.
Sunday, December 4
At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer. Screening at 3pm. Tickets are $10.
Sunday, December 11
A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. Screening at 3pm. Tickets are $10.
Friday, December 16
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Screening at 3pm. Tickets are $10.
Friday, December 23
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. Screening takes place at 3pm. Tickets are $10.
Saturday, December 31
On December 31, Tampa Theatre will be transformed into the Nu Uplison Sigma fraternity house where Bluto, Flounder, Otter and the rest of the gang from 1978 classic Animal House will throw the most epic house party this side of 2017. Bed-sheet togas or Animal House-inspired costumes will be welcomed. The event begins at 9pm and ends at 1am. Tickets are $99 per person, or $89 for Tampa Theatre members. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.