For many children, a field trip to Tampa Theatre marks their first visit to the majestic movie palace and can spark a lifelong interest in the historic gem. The Theatre hosts 30,000 students each year for educational programs, tours and summer camps, all of which make up a vital part of Tampa Theatre’s mission to entertain, educate and enlighten the community.
TAMPA THEATRE SUMMER FILM CAMP
Each summer, Tampa Theatre’s historic auditorium lights up with young filmmakers working together to produce their visions on-screen.
Campers entering grades 3-12 work in small groups to learn the creative process of digital filmmaking, from brainstorming, storyboarding, and scriptwriting to filming, lighting and editing. All of the necessary equipment is provided, including cameras, lights, sound equipment, computers and editing software. By the end of the filmmaking session, each production team will have a 3-5 minute movie to showcase.
This summer, both the popular live-action and stop-motion animation camps will once again be offered:
August 22nd Film Camp Premiere Showtimes are as follows:
Week 1 (June 15th – 19th): 8:00am
Week 2 (July 6th – 10th): 8:50am
Week 3 (July 13th – 17th): 9:40am
Week 4 (July 27th – 31st): 10:30am
Week 5 (August 3rd – 7th): 11:05am
Counselors will be in the lobby handing out Tampa Theatre USB flash drives containing all of the films from your child’s week at camp. If you are unable to attend the camp premiere celebration, the Tampa Theatre will be mailing your flash drive to the address provided during registration. As the films are playing on Saturday, they will go live on our YouTube channel, tampafilmcamp.
The program is presented in collaboration with the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the USF College of Education, with assistance from Learning Gate Community School.
See films made in previous years at www.youtube.com/tampafilmcamp
Tours of the historic Tampa Theatre can be tailored for your class or summer camp group based on the students’ ages and curriculum. General topics covered include art and architecture, theatre operations, history of Tampa and of film presentation, the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ and more.
We generally advise that students be at least elementary-school age to appreciate the experience. Admission is $7.50 per person, payable by cash, check or credit the day of your tour.
To schedule your tour, contact click here to email Nicole Southworth
SHOWS BY OUTSIDE PRESENTERS
We will have dates and information about 2016 school shows soon.