Best Picture Classic Series at Tampa Theatre: Full Schedule


Tampa's iconic Theatre, listed as one of the most beautiful and historically significant in the world, will host a series showcasing the Oscar-winning films that have come to define cinema. Their styles, stories, characters, and tour de force performances by the actors have marked these select films as iconic pieces of artistic history.

Beginning January 10th and through February 21st, you'll be able to experience these historic masterpieces on the big screen at Tampa Theatre. All screenings take place at 3pm each Sunday. Tickets are $10 online.

The series will be capped off with a special presentation of the Oscars on Feb. 28th beginning at 7pm. Tickets to the Oscars event are $20 for general admission, $15 for Tampa Theatre members.

 

January 10

All About Eve

"An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends."

Thelma Ritter and Marilyn Monroe co-star in this acclaimed story of deceit, which received a record-breaking 14 Oscar nominations and won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Click here to reserve your tickets.

 

 

January 17

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

"A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients."

Directed by Milos Forman and featuring Brad Dourif and Danny DeVito, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest became the first film in 41 years to sweep the major categories of Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay. Click here to reserve your tickets

 

 

January 24

My Fair Lady

"A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society."

Adapted from the George Bernard Shaw comedy Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is one of the all-time great movie musicals, featuring classic songs and a legendary performance by Rex Harrison, who reprised his stage role. The film was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won eight, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Harrison, who dedicated his Oscar to "two fair ladies": Audrey Hepburn and Julie Andrews, who originated the role of Eliza on stage. Click here to reserve your tickets

 

 

January 31

The Artist

"A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions."

With featured performances by John Goodman, James Cromwell and Penelope Ann Miller, The Artist was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won five, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Dujardin and Best Costume Design. Click here to reserve for your tickets

 

 

February 7

Amadeus

"The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum."

A gripping human drama, sumptuous period epic and glorious celebration of the music of Mozart, Amadeus won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Abraham, Best Director for Milos Forman, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Click here to reserve your tickets

 

 

February 14

Shakespeare In Love

"A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays."

Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the witty box office smash won a Best Actress OSCAR for Gwyneth Paltrow and features Best Supporting Actress winner Judi Dench, Best Supporting Actor nominee Geoffrey Rush, and Ben Affleck. Click here to reserve your tickets

 

 

February 21 

Wings

"Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I."

Wings was the very first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, and is the only fully silent film ever to do so. It established William A. Wellman as an A-list director and was acclaimed for its technical prowess, becoming the yardstick against which future aviation films were measured because of its realistic air-combat sequences.

This silent film will be accompanied live by renowned theatrical organist Dr. Steven Ball on Tampa Theatre’s original 1926 Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Click here to reserve your tickets

 

 

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Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.