ParkCINEMA series brings classic films to Tampa’s top parks


The Tampa Theatre never ceases to amaze us. Their themed film series at their iconic location on Franklin Street bring revered cinema treasures back to the big screen. Now they’re taking the series on the road, or the green, rather. ParkCINEMA is a new concept from the Tampa Theatre that will see organizers screen classic and contemporary hits in parks throughout Tampa.

The screenings are free and open to the public. Locations will change from film to film.

Here is the full ParkCINEMA lineup:

Saturday, February 2

Black Panther

Description via IMDB: T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country’s past

Where: River Tower Park, 401 E Bird Street
When: 7pm-9:15pm

Saturday, February 16

Coco

Description via IMDB: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Where: Al Lopez Park, 4810 North Himes Avenue
When: 7pm-8:45pm

Saturday, March 16

Jumanji

Description via IMDB: Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

Where: River Tower Park, 401 E Bird Street
When: 8pm-10pm

Friday, March 29

The Little Mermaid

Description via IMDB: A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.

Where: Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 North Boulevard
When: 8pm-9:30pm

Saturday, April 13

E.T.: The Extraterrestrial

Description via IMDB: A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Where: Al Lopez Park, 4810 North Himes Avenue
When: 8pm-10pm

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of ThatsSoTampa.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape.” He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. Phone: (727) 896-3435 / Email: andrew@rkc.me