The Breakfast Club

When five high school students from different cliques are forced to spend a Saturday together in detention, they talk about everything from family problems and peer pressure to sex and hurtful stereotypes while serving time. Ultimately, a jock (Emilio Estevez), a criminal (Judd Nelson), a princess (Molly Ringwald), a basket case (Ally Sheedy), and a brain (Anthony Michael Hall) realize that they have more in common than they ever imagined.

Writer/director John Hughes (SIXTEEN CANDLES, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF) along with the stellar Brat Pack cast makes this a memorable, moving film filled with believable dialogue, intelligent humor, and a sufficient dose of high school hijinx.

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Top Gun

Maverick (Tom Cruise) is a reckless F-14 pilot who flies by instinct and breaks all of the rules. While attending the Navy’s elite air combat training academy – affectionately known as “Top Gun” –  Maverick romances the civilian astrophysics instructor (Kelly McGillis) and competes with crackerjack pilot Ice (Val Kilmer) for top honors. He is the quintessential rebel, upsetting senior officers with his antics while amazing them with his skill. 

Directed by Tony Scott (DAYS OF THUNDER, TRUE ROMANCE), TOP GUN’s use of state-of-the-art aerial photography helped make it one of most exciting and entertaining films of its genre and the top-grossing movie of 1986.


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When the passengers and crew of a jet are incapacitated due to food poisoning, rogue pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays) – who has a drinking problem and is afraid of flying – must cooperate with his ex-girlfriend-turned-stewardess, Elaine (Julie Hagerty) and Otto the inflatable auto-pilot to bring the plane to a safe landing.

Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar round out the hilarious all-star cast in this spoof comedy that set the gold standard for all that followed it. AIRPLANE! leaves no disaster flick cliché unroasted as it skewers the slew of disaster movies that peppered cinemas in the ‘70s.

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Blade Runner

Los Angeles, 2019: Earth has become a polluted dystopia, and many have fled to live “Off World” on other planets and rely on lifelike robot “replicants” to serve them as slaves. When a replicant escapes its owner, a “blade runner” is called in to hunt it down and kill it. Enter Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a blade runner pulled out of retirement to help catch four escaped replicants. 

Despite his distaste for the job, Deckard tracks them down one by one through the crumbling, overcrowded city streets. But in the midst of his hunt, he becomes involved with a beautiful replicant named Rachael (Sean Young). Rachel has fled her owner, and Deckard rightfully should kill her. But as the two fall in love, they realize that they are both on the run from the very authorities that once employed Deckard. 

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Better Off Dead

Lane Myer’s (John Cusack) dreams are shattered when his girlfriend, Beth (Amanda Wyss), decides she prefers the company of a sleazy ski jock over him. This disheartening news leads Lane to attempt to take his own life in various ways – none of which work out, but which put him on a collision course with a variety of individuals, including a beautiful French exchange student, a nasal spray-snorting neighbor, a rabid newspaper boy, and dancing hamburgers. But in the end, if he can beat Beth’s new boyfriend in a ski run down the treacherous K-12, he just might be able to win her back.

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When Ren (Kevin Bacon) and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small Midwestern town, the teenager can’t believe he’s living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. He finds a kindred spirit in the troubled, but lovely Ariel (Lori Singer), but it’s Ariel’s dad (John Lithgow), a Bible-thumping minister, who is responsible for keeping the town dance-free. Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance – especially since the senior prom is around the corner – but only Ren has the courage to initiate a confrontation with Rev. Moore and the town council.

Brat Pack cinema at its best, FOOTLOOSE is the classic tale of a rebellious teen taking on the small-town establishment, struggling to abolish outmoded thinking and revitalizing the spirit of the repressed townspeople.


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Rain Man

Callous hustler Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) is busy working on his next deal when he receives word that his estranged father has died. After traveling back to Ohio for the funeral, Charlie is miffed to find that although he will receive a vintage Buick, he isn’t getting a cent of his father’s multi-million-dollar fortune. Instead, the money has been left to the caretakers of his institutionalized autistic brother, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman).

Charlie kidnaps Raymond and heads cross-country in the Buick in an attempt to get a cut of the inheritance. But during their adventure, Charlie not only learns how to deal with Raymond’s many idiosyncrasies, but he also begins to care about his older brother, surprising even himself with his ability to love.

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a fast-talking high school student who knows how to have fun, which is exactly what he sets out to do when he feigns illness and talks his parents into letting him stay home from school. The perpetually lucky Ferris enlists the help of his hypochondriac best friend, Cameron (Alan Ruck), in springing his girlfriend, Sloane (Mia Sara), from class, and the three embark on a raucous downtown Chicago adventure. From Wrigley Field to a Polish pride parade, Ferris and his friends make the most of their day off, but Ferris’s sister, Jeanie (Jennifer Grey), is determined to make him pay for it. 

Another classic from writer-director John Hughes (SIXTEEN CANDLES, THE BREAKFAST CLUB), FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF features a star turn from Broderick, plus Ben Stein as his deadpan economics teacher, and a cameo by Charlie Sheen as the juvenile delinquent in the police station.

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The Imitation Game

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of “gross indecency,” an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality.

Little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, Turing was credited with cracking the so-called “unbreakable” codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine.

An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who, under nail-biting pressure, helped shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.

The film – which is already drawing Academy Award speculation – also stars Keira Knightley (ATONEMENT, ANNA KARENINA), Matthew Goode (TV’s “The Good Wife”) and Rory Kinnear (SKYFALL, TV’s “Penny Dreadful”).


Pelican Dreams

A wayward, starving California brown pelican is “arrested” on the Golden Gate Bridge and taken into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility. From there, filmmaker Judy Irving – whose 2003 film THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL became an Indie smash hit – explores pelicans’ nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration and survival challenges in an intimate, affectionate and often humorous portrait of the iconic seabird.

Following the stories of “Gigi” (for Golden Gate), “Morro” (a backyard pelican with an injured wing), as well as the wildlife professionals who care for them, the film asks some important questions about wildness: How close can we get to a wild animal without taming or harming it? Why do we need wildness in our lives, and how can we protect it.



National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

For the first time in Holiday Classics history, Tampa Theatre invited its fans and friends to choose the final movie in the series from a selection of three contemporary Christmas favorites. More than 1,200 votes were cast, and by a landslide 53%, the winner is NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION.


It’s Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for the family’s seasonal celebration. But things never run smoothly for Clark (Chevy Chase), his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and their two kids (Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki). Clark’s chronic bad luck is worsened by the unexpected arrival of obnoxious relatives like Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid), but he manages to keep the holiday spirit alive, knowing that his Christmas bonus is coming soon, and his house will shine the brightest in the holiday light display.


The Theory of Everything

As a healthy, active young man, renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne, LES MISÉRABLES) falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2). But after receiving an earth-shattering diagnosis of the progressive motor-neuron disorder A.L.S. (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at the age of 21, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, the couple defies impossible odds together, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.

Called “riveting science, emotional provocation and one-of-a-kind love story all rolled into one triumphant film” by Rolling Stone magazine, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds. The film is based on the memoir Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award-winner James Marsh (MAN ON WIRE).

It's a Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life

George Bailey (James Stewart) has spent his entire life giving back to the people of Bedford Falls. But when George’s Uncle Billy (Thomas Mitchell) loses a bank deposit from the family’s modest building and loan company on Christmas Eve, the rich and heartless Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore) threatens to destroy the company. Thinking his wife (Donna Reed) and their family would be better off with him dead, George contemplates suicide, but his faith is restored when an angel named Clarence (Henry Travers) shows him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Be sure to check the show times to see all FIVE times we will be showing this christmas classic!

Due to the popularity of our Holiday Classics movie series, we will open doors one hour before show time. We encourage guests to arrive early to avoid long lines at the Box Office. Or, you can skip the line all together by purchasing your tickets online (service fees apply).