SCHEDULE: Summer Classics Movie Series at Tampa Theatre

Cool off this summer with Academy Award-winners and audience favorites.

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The Tampa Theatre continues to provide residents with rare opportunities to see their favorite films one last time the way they were meant to be seen. When you need to escape the summer heat, are looking for a perfect date night idea, or are looking to indulge your inner cinephile, this series of classics will be your weekly go-to. 

Screenings take place every Sunday at 3pm from June 5 to September 18. You can purchase tickets online for $10 each.

 

June 5

Fargo 

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion of Fargo immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public.

 

June 12 

The African Queen

In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion of The African Queen immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public.

 

Sunday, June 19

Raiders of the Lost Ark 

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

 

 

Sunday, June 26

Forbidden Planet 

A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall will lead a short discussion of Forbidden Planet immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public.

 

Sunday, July 3

Pretty in Pink 

A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

 

Sunday, July 10

Notorious 

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?

USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion of Notorious immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public.

 

 

Sunday, July 17

The French Connection

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion of The French Connection immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public.

 

 

Sunday, July 24

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall will lead a short discussion of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public.

 

 

Sunday, July 31

Swing Time 

A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.

USF film professor Harriet Deer and her son, musical theater expert Joe Deer, will lead a short discussion of Swing Time immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public.

 

 

Sunday, August 7

All The President's Men

"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion of All The President’s Men immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public.

 

 

Sunday, August 14

M

When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion of M immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public.

 

 

Sunday, August 21 

A Raisin in the Sun 

A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

 

 

Sunday, August 28

The Maltese Falcon

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

 

 

Sunday, September 4

The Wizard of Oz 

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

Local film expert Bob Ross will lead a short discussion of The Wizard of Oz immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public.

 

 

Sunday, September 11

Gone with the Wind

A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

 

 

Sunday, September 18

Casablanca

In Casablanca, Morocco during the early days of World War II, an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall and local film expert Bob Ross will team up to lead a short discussion of Casablanca immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public.