Tampa Theatre to honor David Bowie with free screening of vampire flick 'The Hunger'
As endless retrospectives over the past few days have shown, the late David Bowie was a man of many talents -- singer, songwriter, innovator, fashionplate, inspiration.
He was also a pretty fine actor, with a roster of credits that range from Labyrinth and The Last Temptation of Christ to Zoolander and HBO's Extras. He even played John Merrick in The Elephant Man on Broadway, to very nice reviews.
It's this side of Bowie's multifaceted career that the Tampa Theatre is choosing to honor, with a free screening of the vampire fantasy The Hunger at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Bowie co-stars with Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon in the tale of a man who aims to live forever alongside his immortal vampire wife. Things, needless to say, do not go as planned.
Admission is free for the R-rated flick, and tickets are not requird, but seating is limited. And given the outpouring of love over Bowie's contributions to pop culture since his death on Jan. 10, expect a healthy crowd.
-- Jay Cridlin