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It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Tampa Theatre

Celebrate the holidays with a sock ball fight, movies and more at Tampa Theatre.
The 1947 classic "Miracle on 34th Street," with Edmund Gwenn and Natalie Wood, will be among the holiday movies presented at Tampa Theatre. In addition to holiday movies, there will be an in-theater sock ball fight.
The 1947 classic "Miracle on 34th Street," with Edmund Gwenn and Natalie Wood, will be among the holiday movies presented at Tampa Theatre. In addition to holiday movies, there will be an in-theater sock ball fight. [ Fox Home Entertainment via AP ]
Published Nov. 18|Updated Nov. 23

Tampa’s historic movie theater celebrates the holidays with classic movies, a visit from Santa, sing-alongs and an indoor sock ball fight. The following is a list of activities that has something for all ages.

  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (NR, 96 minutes): Guests are invited to meet Santa before the film (starting at 2 p.m.) and take home a free photo. 3 p.m. Nov. 27. $10, $7 members.
  • White Christmas (1954) (NR, 120 minutes): Sing along with the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ before a screening of the holiday classic starring Bing Crosby. 3 p.m. Dec. 4. $14.50, $11.50 members.
  • Elf (2003) (PG, 97 minutes): Bring a donation of new, unworn socks. Then, during the film’s Central Park snowball fight scene, the audience is invited to participate in a sock ball fight in the auditorium. Socks will be collected after the film and donated to area homeless residents. 3 p.m. Dec. 11. $10, $7 members.
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) (PG, 130 minutes): Because of popular demand, the theater will hold multiple screenings of the holiday favorite starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. 7 p.m. Dec. 16 and 19-22, 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 3 p.m. Dec. 18. $10, $7 members.
  • Eight Crazy Nights (2002) (PG-13, 76 minutes): In the Adam Sandler animated film, an alcoholic with a criminal record is sentenced to community service under the supervision of an elderly referee. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18. $10, $7 members.
  • Frozen (2013) (PG, 102 minutes): Sing along with Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Kristen Bell in Disney’s wintery smash hit. 3 p.m. Jan. 8. $14.50, $11.50 members.

Tampa Theatre is at 711 N Franklin St. For more information, call 813-274-8981.

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