Mr. Holmes

It’s 1947, and an aging Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) returns from a journey to Japan where he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare as he searches for a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities.

Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days by tending to his bees, with only his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her young son, Roger (Milo Parker), as company. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.

HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective from director Bill Condon (DREAMGIRLS, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN), who first partnered with McKellen on the 1998 Academy Award-nominated GODS AND MONSTERS.


WineFest Movie Under the Stars

NEW THIS YEAR, WineFest kicks off Thursday, Sept. 10 with a special “Movie Under the Stars” showing of the campy 2004 classic Napoleon Dynamite, presented by Sykes Enterprises. The film stars Jon Heder as a high-school outcast, ignored by everyone in his tiny hometown, including his uber-nerd older brother, Kip, and ultra-vain Uncle Rico. It isn’t until a new student, Pedro arrives that Napoleon finds friendship and performs an act of brave defiance that makes him a hero.

Guests are welcome to sit in the balcony or bring blankets and lawn chairs to spread out on the stage deck, which will be extended over the downstairs seats in preparation for Friday evening’s Tasting event. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for Tampa Theatre Members.

Tickets are available at the Tampa Theatre box office, 711 N. Franklin Street, or online (service fees apply.)


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The Phantom of the Opera

At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom (Lon Chaney) threatens famous lyric singer Carlotta (Virginia Pearson), forcing her to give up playing “Marguerite” in Faust and turn the coveted role over to young, unknown soprano Christine Daae (Mary Philbin). But when Christine meets the disfigured, masked phantom in the catacombs of the theatre, his true motives become clear.

This silent film will be accompanied live by renowned theatrical organist Dr. Steven Ball on Tampa Theatre’s original 1926 Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.

Tickets for the Summer Classics movie series are $10 for adults and $8 for Tampa Theatre Members. Admission for the silent film THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with live accompaniment and Sing-Along THE SOUND OF MUSIC is $12 for adults and $10 for children, seniors, military and Members. Tickets are available at the Box Office or online at ($2 convenience fee applies).

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Nightclub owner Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Torn between “love and virtue” and with the Germans on his tail, Rick must choose between his feelings for Ilsa and helping Laszlo escape the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.

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Martin Scorsese’s GOODFELLAS is the wry, violent story of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), an aspiring criminal who ends up in witness protection after testifying against his former partners, Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro) and Tommy De Vito (Joe Pesci). As a poor Irish-Italian growing up in 1950s New York City, Hill rises through the ranks of Brooklyn’s organized crime branch and lives the good life, complete with a beautiful bride (Lorraine Bracco), a fancy house, and the best seats at the most exclusive restaurants. But when a botched robbery lands Henry in prison and leaves Jimmy and Tommy to kill off everyone else involved, Henry’s reckless infidelities and drug abuse damage his association with his adopted Mob “family.”

Local film expert Bob Ross will lead a short discussion of GOODFELLAS immediately after the show. The session is included with film admission.

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This show is sponsored J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc and Bavaro’s.

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West Side Story

This modern “Romeo and Juliet” tale is set in New York’s Upper West Side in the 1950s, where the area’s slums are plagued by racial tensions between two rival gangs: the Puerto Rican Sharks and the Caucasian Jets. In the middle is young, innocent Maria (Natalie Wood), a Puerto Rican seamstress whose brother, Bernardo (George Chakiris), is the leader of the Sharks. Despite warnings from Bernardo’s fiery girlfriend, Anita (Rita Moreno), Maria falls in love with a young, hopeful Polish boy, Tony (Richard Beymer), who used to belong to the Jets. But when Tony tries to stop a rumble between the gangs, tragedy ensues, marking their dedicated love affair with violence and desperation. A landmark score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim help round out one of the most popular musicals of all time, which earned 10 Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture.


Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall will lead a short discussion of WEST SIDE STORY immediately after the show. The session is included with film admission.

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Gone With the Wind

This American epic romance adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh), her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard), and her marriage to Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era, it is a tale of one woman’s fall from luxury to poverty and her journey from innocence to an understanding of life’s harsh realities.

Join us in the lobby pre-film (starting at 2pm) for a pop-up shop courtesy of the Old Tampa Book Company. The Old Tampa Book Company is a gem for book-lovers in the heart of downtown with over 40,000 collectible, rare, used, and out-of-print books. 50% of the total purchases made that day will go back to help supporting Tampa Theatre.

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