The Grinch (2018)
The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. In this iteration, Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on the outskirts of Whoville with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. Each year at Christmas, the Whos disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who — a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer — plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all?
Join us before the film for a special Storybook on Stage at 2:30pm! “Samantha Claus” (aka local performer Samantha Parisi) will read the Dr. Seuss classic book How the Grinch Stole Christmas and lead the audience in a pre-show holiday carols sing-along.
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Tampa Theatre is partnering with the Junior League of Tampa this holiday season to help the one in three families in the United States who struggle to provide their babies with clean, dry diapers. Guests attending Holiday Classics film screenings are invited to bring in disposable diapers of any type, size or brand, wipes and diaper cream, or help by purchasing items off of the Junior League of Tampa’s Amazon Wishlist.
Opened packages of disposable diapers are acceptable; however, please place them in a plastic zip-top bag, and label them with the size. Many of those in need use public laundry facilities, which do not permit washing cloth diapers for hygiene reasons. Accordingly, this is a disposable diaper collection only. We cannot accept cloth diapers, nor can we accept opened formula or other baby necessities, to ensure the health and safety of our participating families.
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The Holiday Classics series is presented by Bank of America, with promotional support from WEDU PBS and Axios Tampa Bay