Corpse Bride (2005)

1h 17m / PG / Animation


Victor Van Dort (voiced by Johnny Depp), scion of a fishmonger family, finds himself in an arranged marriage with Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson), a high-society woman to whom he’s never even said a word. After Victor completely botches his wedding rehearsal, he ventures deep into the woods to practice his vows. Once he gets them right, however, he discovers he accidentally recited them to a corpse. His new, dead bride Emily (Helena Bonham Carter) takes him with her to the Land of the Dead, while his fiancée waits desperately for his return in the Land of the Living. With both women now pining for him, Victor must decide between his love-at-first-sight (and still living) fiancée Victoria, or the beautiful, tragic undead Emily.

Tim Burton’s hauntingly lovely, whimsically macabre Corpse Bride weds groundbreaking animation techniques to a centuries-old story about life, death, and devotion, and the movie’s all-star cast and state-of-the-art puppetry secured it a chorus of critical praise and an Academy Award nomination.

This free, outdoor screening will take place at Water Works Park, 1710 N. Highland Avenue in Tampa. Food trucks and concessions will be available; picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged!

parkCINEMA is brought to you by the F.E. Lykes Foundation, with support from the City of Tampa and the City of Tampa’s Parks and Recreation Department. Corpse Bride is presented in partnership with Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc.