Casablanca (1942)

1h 42m / PG / Drama

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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. We keep in our hearts the characters, the scenes, the songs. But Casablanca manages to be strongly original while also synthesizing parts of many films of its time: a wartime setting, a hero (Humphrey Bogart) with shades of grey in his past, a female lead (Ingrid Bergman) who wants something she can’t have, humor and tragedy and parody and sacrifice. And, of course, doomed love. Good art tells us stories; great art makes demands of us. Casablanca demands we break our own hearts like Rick, make dangerous choices like Ilsa, sing like Sam and scheme like Louis.  And the movie remains timeless because those feelings are.

Before the movie, Summer Classics movie series presenting sponsor Bank of America will sponsor FREE 4x6" commemorative photos in the lobby, starting at 2:00pm. Just pose in front of the green screen, and see you and your group appear in a scene from Casablanca. Immediately after the filmTampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall and local film expert Bob Ross will team up to lead a short discussion of Casablanca immediately after the film, as part of Tampa Theatre's "Caskablanca" WineFest Weekend. Both opportunities are included with film admission.

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