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Tampa Theatre announces landmark 25th annual Summer Classics Series

Ingrid Bergman and Humprey Bogart in Casablanca, part of Tampa Theatre's Summer Movies Classics Series

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Ingrid Bergman and Humprey Bogart in Casablanca, part of Tampa Theatre's Summer Movies Classics Series

Now 90 years young, Tampa Theatre is also celebrating its silver anniversary Summer Movie Classics Series, a weekly peek into Hollywood's past.

Screenings begin at 3 p.m., traditionally preceded by a Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ mini-concert. Tickets are $10, or $8 for Tampa Theatre members, available at the box office and

This summer's lineup includes:

June 5: 20th anniversary screening of Joel and Ethan Coen's Fargo.

June 12: 65th anniversary screening of The African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.

June 19: 35th anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark

June 26: 60th anniversary of the sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet (with post-show discussion led by yours truly).

July 3: 30th anniversary screening of John Hughes' coming-of-80's comedy Pretty in Pink

July 10: 70th anniversary screening of Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious

July 17: 45th anniversary of The French Connection starring Gene Hackman.

July 24: 50th anniversary of Clint Eastwood's classic spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (followed by a discussion with yours truly).

July 31: 80th anniversary screening of Fred Astaire's musical hit Swing Time

Aug. 7: 40th anniversary of Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in All the President's Men

Aug. 14: 85th anniversary screening of Fritz Lang's lurid silent drama M, starring Peter Lorre.

Aug. 21: 25th anniversary of Raisin in the Sun starring Sidney Poitier.

Aug. 28: 75th anniversary of John Huston's private eye classic The Maltese Falcon

And over the final weeks, a trio of Tampa Theatre favorites:

Sept. 4: The Wizard of Oz

Sept. 11: Gone With the Wind

Sept. 18: Casablanca (with a post-show discussion featuring myself and film historian Bob Ross.)

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