Summer Classics Movie Series

The Summer Classics Movie Series is presented by Bank of America.

Media support is provided by WEDU-PBS.

Programming is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

Sun, Jun 3 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

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Top Gun

1h 50m / PG / Drama

A plot summary of Top Gun seems almost beside the point, but at least it will be brief: a Navy pilot (Tom Cruise, call sign Maverick) strives to be the best Navy pilot ever, even ...

Sun, Jun 10 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

The Blind Side

The Blind Side

2h 9m / PG-13 / Sports Drama

The Blind Side is the story of Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a young and talented offensive lineman who seems headed for greatness in football, despite huge problems as he moves through foster care and academic ...

Sun, Jun 17 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

1h 57m / R / Sci-Fi

What makes film noir film noir? It’s not just a black & white private eye movie; the Nick and Nora movies aren’t noir, but No Country for Old Men kind of is. Noir isn’t a ...

Sun, Jun 24 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

2h 10m / Not Rated / Drama

To Kill A Mockingbird, like a great many books and movies that teach lessons about the value of truth and decency through presentation of a context that has ceased to value either, is centrally a ...

Sun, Jul 1 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind

3h 58m / G / Drama

FANS PICK THE CLASSIC Gone with the Wind is epic — in scale, in social impact, and in artistic influence. The first cut of the movie was four and a half hours long. The premiere ...

Sun, Jul 8 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove

1h 43m / PG / Comedy

The year is 1964. The Berlin Wall went up just three years ago. Worldwide extinction by nuclear annihilation is never far from anybody’s mind — the idea of preparing for even some humans surviving a ...

Sun, Jul 15 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda

1h 49m / R / Comedy

It’s one of those ironclad laws of filmmaking that if a dramatic movie is to succeed, it must present its characters in a sympathetic and kind way, no matter how vile they may be. As ...

Sun, Jul 22 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

Safety Last!

Safety Last!

1h 13m / Not Rated / Comedy

The image of silent-film comedy genius Harold Lloyd hanging from a skyscraper by the hands of a giant clock remains one of the most iconic single images of American cinema. The story of a small-town ...

Sat, Jul 28 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

Mary Poppins

Sing-Along Mary Poppins

2h 19m / G / Family

Walt Disney, on the advice of his daughters, tried for more than two decades to turn Mary Poppins into a movie. But P.L. Travers, author of the popular kids’ books series that originated our favorite ...

Sun, Aug 5 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

Rope

Rope

1h 20m / PG / Mystery

Alfred Hitchcock had an eye for spectacle. Everybody can remember one thing about each of his movies, whether they’ve seen them or not: the crop duster in North by Northwest, the shower scene in Psycho, ...

Sun, Aug 12 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate

2h 5m / PG-13 / Thriller

History has kind of lost sight of the fact that Frank Sinatra was a well-regarded actor. Even ignoring his musicals, Ol’ Blue Eyes put together a pretty solid filmography – he won Best Supporting Actor ...

Sun, Aug 19 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles

1h 35m / R / Comedy

Roger Ebert told the story of getting onto an elevator with director Mel Brooks, just after the release of his film The Producers. “A woman got onto the elevator,” Ebert said, “recognized him and said, ...

Sun, Aug 26 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

1h 52m / Not Rated / Fantasy

The Wizard of Oz has permeated popular culture to such an extent that, even if they haven’t seen it themselves, most people know it almost by heart. It’s certainly true that they don’t make them ...

Sun, Sep 2 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

Casablanca

Casablanca

2h / PG / Drama

Casablanca lands so routinely in listings of the top two or three movies of all time, it’s become almost boring to call it great. It’s the definition of a Hollywood masterpiece. The scenes and the ...