Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema
While our historic auditorium remains dark in the face of growing concerns over COVID-19, Tampa Theatre continues to look for ways to provide unique cinematic experiences for our fans and friends.
Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema is a collection of new, first-run movies being released via streaming platforms by our film distribution partners exclusively for art-house audiences.
SAINT FRANCES is a new film from Oscilloscope that will forego a traditional big-screen release in order to allow art house cinemas the exclusive opportunity to sell virtual “tickets” to a Vimeo screening link and split the proceeds 50/50.
“With a warm heart and a nonjudgmental mind, Saint Frances weaves abortion, same-sex parenting and postpartum depression into a narrative bursting with positivity and acceptance,” says The New York Times’ Jeannette Catsoulis. Winner of the SXSW Film Festival Audience Award, Saint Frances is both a heartening, funny story of an unlikely friendship and an illuminating look into girlhood, womanhood, and motherhood.
This TTVC opportunity moves what was originally intended to be a nationwide one-day re-release of the surprise hit FANTASTIC FUNGI on Thursday, March 26, and moves it online. In partnership with Area 23a Films, Tampa Theatre is offering options to rent or purchase a streaming copy of the film, plus the opportunity to join a live Zoom Q&A with filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg and one of the documentary’s subjects, mycologist Paul Stamets. Once again, the Theatre will receive a portion of the proceeds from its patron’s purchases.