VIP Opening Night Reception: 5:30 p.m. $65.00 (Includes reception and film.)
Opening Night Film Only: 8:00 p.m. $15.00 (Doors at 7:30 p.m.)
VIP Opening Night Reception
Join the Gasparilla International Film Festival as we celebrate our 7th Opening Night! VIP ticket not only gets you access to the Opening Night Film, but also allows early access to a 90-minute mixer that includes complimentary beverages and food sampling from some of Tampa’s favorite restaurants! This is your chance to mix & mingle with the stars and celebrities in a smaller and more intimate setting.
Opening Night Film – “Empire State”
8:00 p.m. (Doors at 7:30 p.m.)
In this true story set in the 1980s, Chris Potamitis, (Liam Hemsworth), a Greek security guard at the fly-by-night Empire State Armored Car Company, is strong-armed by his wildly impulsive pal Eddie (Michael Angarano), into robbing the place whether Chris wants to or not. After a series of false starts and comical interruptions, Eddie’s rash robbery nets the duo the biggest haul in U.S. history. The FBI, lead by Officer Jay Ransone (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and then U.S. District Attorney Rudy Giuliani (Dan Triandiflou), think that the robbery was the result of a carefully orchestrated collaboration among New York’s ranking crime families. With smart police work, the investigation uncovers the stunning truth behind the heist. Not Yet Rated/1hr 30min/2013/Drama