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Paul Reubens, who grew up in Sarasota, was all set for a sold-out Tampa Bay homecoming on Friday. That’s not happening now.
A 35th-anniversary Tampa Theatre screening of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, with Reubens — Pee-wee himself! — in attendance, has been postponed due to concerns around the coronavirus, according to the venue.
No new date has been set for the screening. But it was sold out, so if you still want to scream the magic word with Pee-wee Herman, hang onto your tickets.
It’s the third Tampa Theatre event to be canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. Shark Tank entrepreneur Daymond John postponed his March 16 appearance until a date to be determined, while Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum canceled her March 25 appearance outright.
For the latest Tampa Bay events and concerts canceled or postponed by the coronavirus, click here.
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