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Tampa Theatre to host summer classics series

Exterior of an old brick building with a tall green Tampa sign on the outside

The Tampa Theatre is nearly 100 years old, and this iconic downtown movie palace continues to screen the best new films in the world, and the longstanding classics of cinema. It has survived the Great Depression, tropical storms, booms and busts in Tampa, and continues to be the ultimate welcoming committee for visitors. This summer, Tampa Theatre brings back its Rewind and Summer Classics series to pay homage to the films that made so many of us fall in love with the art form.

Prepare yourself for the best theater popcorn in the country, a tasty drink, eye contact with a taxidermic peacock, and a pre-film performance from a renowned organist. Our stunning Tampa Theatre is a portal to another time, and another world. Is it haunted? Is it quirky? The two aren’t mutually exclusive. Here’s the full lineup of films coming to Tampa Theatre this summer. Visit their website to reserve tickets in advance.

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Sunday, June 12 at 3pm: Star Wars: A New Hope

Friday, June 17 at 10:30pm: The Harder They Come

Sunday, June 19 at 3pm: In the Heat of the Night

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Sunday, June 26 at 3pm: Fail Safe

Friday, July 1 at 10:30pm: Dazed and Confused

Sunday, July 3 at 3pm: Stand By Me

Sunday, July 10 at 3pm: Pulp Fiction

Sunday, July 17 at 3pm: Wizard of Oz

Sunday, July 24 at 3pm: Rear Window

Sunday, July 31 at 3pm: The Godfather

Sunday, August 7 at 3pm: Blazing Saddles

Sunday, August 14 at 3pm: All That Jazz

Sunday, August 22 at 3pm: Casablanca

Sunday, August 28 at 3pm: The Camerman

The Tampa Theatre is also set to screen the Tampa produced Paper Line on Juneteenth in coordination with Film Tampa Bay.

Tampa Theatre was built back in 1926 as one of America’s most elaborate movie palaces, and it has since been retrofitted with countless technical upgrades ranging from recorded sound in 1929 to digital projection in 2014; and presents some 550 film screenings each year on its single screen in front of a soaring, star-lit 1,200-seat house.

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