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 tens of thousands of 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.
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, Mac computers and 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 each be offered for a week in June and a week in July:
Tampa Theatre Summer Film Camp is presented in collaboration with the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the USF College of Education.
MEMBER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. CLICK HERE to register. After verifying your valid Membership, a Tampa Theatre team member will contact you within 48 hours to gather the additional information needed to complete your Summer Film Camp registration.
Registration opens at 10:00am Wednesday, March 29 for the general public.
Film camp registrations cancelled more than one month before the start of the program week will be refunded 100%, minus a $20 admin fee. Camp registrations cancelled within 30 days of the start of the program week will not be refunded.
For questions about Film Camp and registration, please contact Nicole Southworth at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 $10 per person, payable by cash, check or credit the day of your tour.
To schedule your tour, contact click here to email Nicole Southworth
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