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Who was the man in seat 308? Where did Robert Lanier tear his final ticket? Why does Fink Finley continue to roam the balcony? And what has led to Tampa Theatre being known as one

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Wednesday, October 20

11:00am 3:00pm

Friday, October 22

11:00am 3:00pm

Saturday, October 23

11:00am 9:00pm

Sunday, October 24

7:00pm

Tuesday, October 26

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Wednesday, October 27

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Thursday, October 28

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Friday, October 29

11:00am

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Sunday, October 31

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A “FILM TAMPA BAY PRESENTS” SCREENING Don’t quote us on this, because info’s hard to come by and the rules are kind of loose. But it’s at least probable that The Conjuring is currently the

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Plan 9 from Outer Space

Sunday, Oct. 17

The proliferation of home video in the early 1980s led to a broad rediscovery of the movies of the past. Before VCRs, you had to either catch a movie in cinemas or get lucky with

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Ed Wood

Sunday, Oct. 17

A profile of the prolific schlock director, Ed Wood has Tim Burton stepping outside of his usual comfort zone, while still managing to be a heartwrencher about a loveable, misunderstood loner and the found family

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Alien

Sunday, Oct. 17

Ah, Alien. The science fiction thriller that reimagined everything about outer space — again, just two years after Star Wars. The originator of one of film history’s most iconic creatures. It’s kind of a perfect

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Hocus Pocus

Monday, Oct. 18

Not sure what to do with the spawn after school on those early-release Mondays? How about special “Mummy & Me” screenings of family favorites like Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas at 3:00pm? Presented

Monday, October 18

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Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn

Monday, Oct. 18

Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn is one of that rarest and most delicate of film series entries — the combination sequel/remake. Stephen King, a fan of the original, went to bat for Sam Raimi

Monday, October 18

7:30pm
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Death Cast

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Six young and hopeful actors land roles in an experimental horror film shooting on a remote location. Their performances will be captured without any crew present in a single, uninterrupted take by cameras and drones

Tuesday, October 19

7:00pm
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Raw

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Here in 2021, French neo-Ballardian director Julia Docournau just won the Palme d’Or for Titane, a candy-dipped nightmare of a movie about a woman who gets impregnated by a car. But back in 2016, audiences

Wednesday, October 20

7:30pm
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THEM!

Thursday, Oct. 21

The 1950s were drenched in schlocky, gimmicky horror and sci-fi pictures that got churned out in backlots and piped into cinemas all over the country as fast as the negatives could get processed. But THEM!

Thursday, October 21

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The Fly

Thursday, Oct. 21

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the event horizon of genre earnestness creeps ever closer; sincerely intended movies even ten or fifteen years old seem goofy and campy now. And the threshold seems even

Thursday, October 21

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Does The Rocky Horror Picture Show need any introduction? It’s a cultural artifact with unlimited lifespan — it creates new audiences for itself each screening, and will most likely continue to be shown in theatres

Friday, October 22

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Beetlejuice

Saturday, Oct. 23

Consider this timeline: director Tim Burton makes Pee-wee’s Big Adventure in 1985 with huge financial success. As a result, Warner Bros. is willing to pay for him to develop a script for the next movie

Saturday, October 23

3:00pm
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Creepshow

Saturday, Oct. 23

Want to get scared but have a short attention span? We’ve got just the thing. It’s Stephen King’s Creepshow, a horror anthology movie directed by the famed George Romero and starting Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau

Saturday, October 23

6:00pm
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Psycho

Sunday, Oct. 24

Psycho is based on a book of the same name by Robert Bloch. During its writing, Bloch was living 35 miles away from the real-life murders of Ed Gein, a serial killer who flayed his

Sunday, October 24

3:00pm
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Not sure what to do with the spawn after school on those early-release Mondays? How about special “Mummy & Me” screenings of family favorites like Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas at 3:00pm? Presented

Monday, October 25

3:00pm
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The Shining

Monday, Oct. 25

A few years ago a documentary was released called Room 237, about a group of obsessive people who believe that Stanley Kubrick was trying to send the world a message through The Shining. That message

Monday, October 25

7:30pm
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A Tale of Two Sisters

Tuesday, Oct. 26

A few years ago, the text we wrote to introduce the Korean film The Host to the “A Nightmare on Franklin Street” series decried the travesty of Western audiences’ blind spot for Korean horror. While

Tuesday, October 26

7:30pm
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Campfire Stories

Wednesday, Oct. 27

LIVE ON STAGE! Since the beginning of time, humans have gathered around the fire to share stories and tell tales. If you’re not careful, your eyes start to play tricks on you, and your imagination

Wednesday, October 27

7:00pm
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Get Out

Thursday, Oct. 28

There is a particular needle that must be threaded here. Of course you need to know enough about Get Out, our pick for the best horror movie that came out in 2017, to want to

Thursday, October 28

7:00pm
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Us

Thursday, Oct. 28

Director Jordan Peele has spent the past few years developing into one of the most original, creative minds in genre film of his generation. And even with stratospheric expectations for his sophomore effort, Us is

Thursday, October 28

10:00pm
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LIVE ON STAGE! Join critically acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe Phantasmagoria as they draw you into the dark and evocative world of Phantasmagoria XII: “Dark Carnival” – their latest full length mainstage performance – LIVE on

Friday, October 29

7:00pm
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SpiritsFest: “Backstage”

Saturday, Oct. 30

Tampa Theatre and Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey proudly present a terrifying evening of tasting and tales, SpiritsFest: “Backstage.” Steeped in the same tradition as Tampa Theatre’s popular BeerFest and WineFest events, SpiritsFest: “Backstage” invites patrons

Saturday, October 30

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Nosferatu was the product of Prana Film, a German film studio (with an Indian name) founded by an occultist with the intention of producing movies on supernatural themes — but Nosferatu was its only output,

Sunday, October 31

2:00pm
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Shadow of a Vampire

Sunday, Oct. 31

“The role they were born to play” gets tossed around a lot these days, but offhand it’s hard to think of better casting than Willem Dafoe as Max Schreck (the “actor” playing Count Orlok in

Sunday, October 31

5:00pm
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Halloween

Sunday, Oct. 31

The script for the original 1978 Halloween was written in 10 days, which… yeah, actually seems like plenty of time, come to think of it. It’s a pretty terse movie: silent killer menaces teens, travels

Sunday, October 31

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