The Iron Giant (1999)

1h 26m / PG / Animation

In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.

The movie that put Brad Bird on the trajectory to Pixar, The Iron Giant is heartwarming, engrossing, deeply human exploration of friendship and love between two very different beings.

The Kidpreneur Club will be setting up shop under the Tampa Theatre marquee before the film, starting at 2:00pm!

With a mission to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs through Children’s Business Fairs, continued education, mentorship, and hands-on experience, The Kidpreneur Club creates opportunities for more than 200 small businesses created and launched by local children ages 6-16 and invites the community to shop and support these creative kids as they learn beginning business strategies and experience the process of entrepreneurship.

This week, the featured vendors will be:

  • Beach Creation Co. jewelry
  • Jets Custom bedazzled items