Tampa Theatre announces landmark 25th annual Summer 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 tampatheatre.org
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.)