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Tampa Theatre to screen Breakfast Club, Lion King, Fantasia during Summer Classics series

inside an old theatre with a blue velvet curtain on stage and a pianist at the center
Photo via Tampa Theatre

The Tampa Theatre is one of the most remarkable movie palaces in America — and it’s been a part of Tampa for early 100 years. Each season the Theatre hosts a variety themed movie screenings that bring cult classics, family favorites, and more iconic pieces of cinema history back to the big screen. This summer theatre organizers are bringing back your nostalgic favorites. Beat the heat inside this gorgeous theatre (that’s set to undergo a multi-million dollar renovation) during the Summer Classics series.

The 32nd annual Summer Classics movie series is presented by Bank of America, a series sponsor since 2015. Tampa Theatre Film Programming is sponsored in part by the City of Tampa, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, and Publix Super Markets Charities.


Screenings will take place every Sunday from June 4 through August 27. Screenings begin at 3pm and tickets can be reserved in advance online. Here’s the full list of movies being shown:

  • June 4: Mrs Doubtfire
  • June 11: Vertigo
  • June 18: The Flying Ace
  • June 25: Fantasia
  • July 2: Enter The Dragon
  • July 9: Mama Mia!
  • July 16: The Breakfast Club
  • July 23: 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • July 30: The Lion King
  • August 6: Planet of the Apes
  • August 13: Titanic
  • August 20: Casablanca
  • August 27: The Silent Clowns

The Tampa Theatre is located at 711 N Franklin Street, and you can view their entire lineup of programming on the theatre’s website.

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