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Summer Classics

So yes, 2021 saw the critically-hailed but audience-shrugged-at release of a new film version of West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner. And the new one is moving, surprising, a

Sunday, June 05

3:00pm
Summer Classics

Star Wars: A New Hope

Sunday, June 12

Director George Lucas (THX-1138, American Graffiti) is back at last with a sequel to 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith! Mark Hamill (the voice of the Joker from Batman: The Animated

Sunday, June 12

3:00pm
Summer Classics

In the Heat of the Night

Sunday, June 19

In the Heat of the Night, a police drama about poisonous racial tension set in Sparta, Mississippi, was mostly filmed in Sparta, Illinois. That’s largely because its star, the recently passed and eternally brilliant Sidney

Sunday, June 19

3:00pm
Summer Classics

Fail Safe

Sunday, June 26

Bear with us for a few sentences. Like Zero Hour! and Airplane!, it’s impossible to talk about Fail Safe without discussing its prankish doppelgänger, Dr. Strangelove. The good news is we can make up that

Sunday, June 26

3:00pm
Summer Classics

Stand By Me

Sunday, July 3

Shocked by the surprise news of the death of a dear friend, writer Gordie Lachance reminisces about a strange experience he and some friends had in the summer of 1959. After learning that a stranger

Sunday, July 03

3:00pm
Summer Classics

Pulp Fiction

Sunday, July 10

Gather ‘round, younglings, and let Tampa Theatre tell you a story about when independent cinema was a coherent idea and this movie changed the world. Films have always been made outside the Hollywood studio system,

Sunday, July 10

3:00pm
Summer Classics

The Wizard of Oz

Sunday, July 17

The Wizard of Oz has permeated popular culture to such an extent that, even if they haven’t seen it themselves, most people know it almost by heart. It’s certainly true that they don’t make them

Sunday, July 17

3:00pm
Summer Classics

Rear Window

Sunday, July 24

Photog L. B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is stuck in his apartment while he heals from a broken leg, with the assistance of his girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly) and nurse (Thelma Ritter as Stella). But an

Sunday, July 24

3:00pm
Summer Classics

The Godfather

Sunday, July 31

Writing about why you should see The Godfather feels like posting a blurb on the health and wellness advantages of breathing air: we can give you an answer, but we’re confused about how you’re even

Sunday, July 31

3:00pm
Summer Classics

Blazing Saddles

Sunday, Aug. 7

Roger Ebert told the story of getting onto an elevator with director Mel Brooks, just after the release of his film The Producers. “A woman got onto the elevator,” Ebert said, “recognized him and said,

Sunday, August 07

3:00pm
Summer Classics

All That Jazz

Sunday, Aug. 14

It would be wrong to call All That Jazz psychedelic, but it certainly would be accurate to call it trippy. Percussive editing and an aggressive use of bizarre camera technique (it’s considered one of the

Sunday, August 14

3:00pm
Summer Classics

Casablanca

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 20-21

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. The scenes and the

Saturday, August 20

7:30pm

Sunday, August 21

3:00pm
Summer Classics

The Cameraman & One Week

Sunday, Aug. 28

For this year’s Summer Classics silent presentation, Tampa Theatre offers a pair of classic Buster Keaton comedies with a score composed and performed live on our original 1926 Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ by Tampa Theatre’s

Sunday, August 28

3:00pm