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Which movies are in Tampa Bay theaters? 'The Lion King,' Tampa Theatre shows 'Jurassic Park'

“The Lion King” features the voices of James Earl Jones as Mufasa, left, and JD McCrary as Young Simba. [Disney Enterprises]
“The Lion King” features the voices of James Earl Jones as Mufasa, left, and JD McCrary as Young Simba. [Disney Enterprises]
Published Jul. 18, 2019

THURSDAY

The Lion King

The young Simba has a series of adventures on the way to claiming his birthright in this computer-animated remake of the 1994 animated Disney musical. With the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones. Written by Jeff Nathanson. Directed by Jon Favreau. (118 minutes, PG)

DINOMITE: Jurassic Park

Hold on to your butts during this screening of 1993's Jurassic Park. Tampa Theatre presents the classic flick, about what happens when a theme park with cloned dinosaur exhibits experiences a major power outage, as a CinemaSTEM/Summer Classics crossover. Afterward, stay for a discussion and audience Q&A with Anthony Pelaez, senior director of exhibits and innovation at Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry, who plans to talk about the science elements of Jurassic Park and demonstrate "dinosaur calls." $10, $7 members. 3 p.m. Sunday. 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8981. tampatheatre.org.

CRITICS' PICKS

Rocketman: This endearing look at the breakthrough years of Sir Elton John (Taron Egerton) is less interested in musical influences than exploring the way performing and songwriting helped John make sense of his life.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters: A crypto-zoological agency faces off against a series of havoc-wreaking monsters in this oversized retread.

Shaft: John Shaft Jr. enlists his father's help when his best friend dies under mysterious circumstances.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

July 26: Brahms: The Boy II; Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; Mike Wallace Is Here; The Mountain

Aug. 2: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Aug. 9: The Art of Racing in the Rain; Brian Banks; Dora and the Lost City of Gold; The Kitchen; Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Aug. 14: The Angry Birds Movie 2

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires

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