Family Favorites Series
Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for children and Tampa Theatre members at the box office or online ($2 convenience fee applies).
The Princess Bride (1987)
2 p.m. Sunday, April 7
This beloved classic fairytale begins with a grandfather reading his favorite book to his hard-to-impress grandson (a young Fred Savage). The story, he promises, has everything – “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love. Miracles” – all of which comes to life before the boy’s eyes as his grandfather reads the adventures of Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright), her true love, Westley (Cary Elwes), and the often-quoted Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin).
2 p.m. Sunday, April 14
In this touching story of triumph, a shy Yorkshire piglet doesn’t quite know his place in the world until Farmer Hoggett (Oscar nominee James Cromwell) wins him at the county fair. The little pig is quickly adopted by the resident border collie and discovers that he can be anything he wants to be – even a champion “sheep-pig.”
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
2 p.m. Sunday, April 21
A poor little boy named Charlie (Peter Ostrum) wins a ticket to visit the inside of a mysterious and magical chocolate factory with his grandfather. On the whirlwind tour of Wonka’s incredible, edible realm of chocolate waterfalls, elfish Oompa-Loompas and life-sized confections, Charlie (Peter Ostrum) will discover that the entire visit is a test of his character, and the sweetest secret of all is a generous, loving heart.
2 p.m. Sunday, April 28
Annie (Aileen Quinn) a plucky, red-haired girl who dreams of life outside her dreary orphanage, is chosen to stay for one week with the famous billionaire “Daddy” Warbucks (Albert Finney). One week turns into many, and the only person standing in the way of Annie’s dream of a new family is Miss Hannigan, the gin-soaked ruler of the orphanage (a hilarious Carol Burnett).
The Muppet Movie (1979)
2 p.m. Sunday, May 5
After a fateful meeting with a big-time talent agent, Kermit the Frog heads for Hollywood with his friends Fozzie Bear, the Great Gonzo and the dazzling Miss Piggy to break into showbiz. But when Kermit falls into the clutches of fast-food mogul Doc Hopper (Charles Durning), who is seeking to promote his French-fried frog-leg franchise, the Muppet gang may not make it!
The Neverending Story (1984)
2 p.m. Sunday, May 12
When young Bastian (Barret Oliver) borrows a mysterious, ornately-bound book, he never dreamed that turning a page would draw him into a shimmering fantasy world of racing snails, hang-glider bats, soaring luckdragons, a Childlike Empress, the brave warrior Atreyu (Noah Hathaway) and a slab-faced walking “Rock Biter,” where he must fight to save the empire of Fantasia from a nemesis called the Nothing.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
2 p.m. Sunday, May 19
When a meek and alienated little boy (Henry Thomas) finds a stranded extraterrestrial, he has to find the courage to defy the authorities with his sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton)to help E.T. find a way back home.