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Jaws

Tampa Theatre welcomes SharkCon to Tampa with a special late-night showing of JAWS!

When pieces of a missing swimmer wash ashore on Amity Island, the Mayor of the quaint Atlantic resort town demands the predator be caught before it can ruin the 4th of July tourist season. Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) and visiting ichthyologist Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) suspect the worst, and team up with the only local fisherman willing to take on a Great White – the salty Quint (Robert Shaw). But when the enemy finally shows itself, it turns out to be a more formidable foe than any of them had imagined.

Based on Peter Benchley’s best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 shark tale frightened millions of moviegoers out of the water and defined a new type of film phenomenon: the summer blockbuster.

Underwater videographer and special SharkCon guest Jillian Morris Brake will provide a short introduction to the film. Brake is the executive director of the Oceanicallstars conservation media group and the creator of the SHARKS4KIDS education program, and has provided video content for National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, Animal Planet, PBS, ESPN and numerous other international networks.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for Tampa Theatre Members, available at the Box Office or online ($2 convenience fee applies).

For more information about SharkCon, visit http://shark-con.com/

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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 Overnight

Alex (Adam Scott), Emily (Taylor Schilling), and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles’ Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt (Jason Schwartzman) at the neighborhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at the home. But as it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family “playdate” becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre as the couples begin to open up.

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Amy

Special sneak-preview screening added at 9:45pm Thursday, July 9!

From the award-winning team behind the highest-grossing British documentary of all time, SENNA, director Asif Kapadia’s new biography tells the tragic story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse, who died from alcoholic poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.

Winehouse remains one of the most unforgettable artists of the past decade, and Kapadia’s film is arguably one of the first music documentaries to chronicle a life of a star who rose to fame during the era of blogs, social media and 24-hour news. AMY features previously unseen archive footage and seeks to tell the performer’s story in her own words. In one of the many ominous lines from the film, Winehouse says about fame, “I don’t think I could handle it. I would probably go mad.”

“This is an incredibly modern, emotional and relevant film that has the power to capture the zeitgeist and shine a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few films can.” says Kapadia and producer James Gay-Rees (SENNA, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP). “Tragically, Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and precarious lifestyle. As a society we celebrated her huge success but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us.”

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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 TampaTheatre.org ($2 convenience fee applies).

Click here to go Behind the Red Curtain of the entire Summer Classics Series lineup!

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Casablanca

TWO SHOW TIMES!

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.

Click here to go Behind the Red Curtain of the entire Summer Classics Series lineup!

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Goodfellas

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 film. The session is free and open to the public.

Click here to go Behind the Red Curtain of the entire Summer Classics Series lineup!

This show is sponsored J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc

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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 film. The session is free and open to the public.

Click here to go Behind the Red Curtain of the entire Summer Classics Series lineup!

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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.

Click here to go Behind the Red Curtain of the entire Summer Classics Series lineup!

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Sing-Along The Sound of Music

50th Anniversary! 

Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is based on a real family and tells the true story of a young novice nun, Maria (Julie Andrews). After proving too high-spirited for the Mother Abess and other nuns, Maria is sent off to work as a governess for the Von Trapp family’s seven unruly children. The family is run in military style by the seemingly cold-hearted Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), a lonely, widowed naval officer, but Maria’s warmth and love for the children soon win the Captain’s heart. Despite their newfound happiness, however, Hitler is ascending to power, and Captain Von Trapp must decide whether to join the Nazi party or force his family to leave their home forever.

 

This special screening invites guests to sing along with the lyrics on the screen, play along with the interactive props provided and dress in their favorite THE SOUND OF MUSIC-inspired outfits for a costume parade on-stage before the show!

Click here to go Behind the Red Curtain of the entire Summer Classics Series lineup!

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Based on Truman Capote’s novel, young socialite Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) meets aspiring writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard) when he moves into her apartment building. Paul is “sponsored” by an older woman (Patricia Neal) whose interest in the young man is more than literary, but he strikes up a platonic friendship with Holly, taking it upon himself to protect her from the worst aspects of city life. With her infectious joie de vivre, she helps Paul break through a paralyzing case of writer’s block in this lighter-than-air romantic comedy, set in a fantasy New York City with a memorable score by Henry Mancini.

Click here to go Behind the Red Curtain of the entire Summer Classics Series lineup!

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Top Hat

The classic screwball comedy features Fred Astaire as Jerry Travers, an American dancer who comes to London to star in a show produced by Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton). One evening, Jerry practices his new dance steps late into the night in Horace’s hotel room, much to the annoyance of sleeping model Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers) in the room below. When she goes upstairs to complain, the attraction is immediate, but complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for his producer, Horace. Regarded as the best of the Astaire-Rogers pairings, TOP HAT features famous Irving Berlin tunes like “Cheek to Cheek” and was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. 1h 


USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion of TOP HAT immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public.

Click here to go Behind the Red Curtain of the entire Summer Classics Series lineup!

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Back to the Future

30th Anniversary!

Michael J. Fox stars as Marty McFly, an ’80s teen who takes a ride in a “flux capacitor”-rigged DeLorean invented by the nutty Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and ends up in 1955. Once on the ground, Marty meets his teen-aged mother (Lea Thompson) and accidentally wins her affections, thereby threatening the relationship she’s supposed to form with his father (Crispin Glover). Now it’s a do-or-never-be-born situation: Marty must get his parents to fall in love before Doc Brown sends him back to the proper decade.

USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion of BACK TO THE FUTURE immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public.

Click here to go Behind the Red Curtain of the entire Summer Classics Series lineup! 

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Vertigo

John “Scottie” Ferguson (James Stewart) is a retired detective whose career was ended by the onset of a paralyzing fear of heights. But when an old friend (Tom Helmore) hires Ferguson to follow his wife (Kim Novak), who has grown obsessed with an ancestor of hers, the assignment draws Ferguson out of his comfortable role as observer. Soon, a complex web of intrigue mingles with the detective’s own fears to create a masterful exploration of fantasy and anxiety in Alfred Hitchcock’s haunting tale of deception, madness and death.

USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion of VERTIGO immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public.

Click here to go Behind the Red Curtain of the entire Summer Classics Series lineup!