While the Landmark Building is Closed for Restorative Repairs, the Holiday Classics Carry On as Part of Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park.
With the historic Tampa Theatre schedule to be closed for major restoration work from November 6 through the end of December, the majestic movie palace is proud to announce that its beloved Holiday Classics movie series is still happening – just with a slight change of venue. This year, patrons can get their festive fix of films like Miracle on 34th Street and It’s A Wonderful Life as FREE community screenings in Curtis Hixon Park.
Presented on a massive 40-foot screen using high-intensity projection for a crisp, bright image, this year’s mix of traditional Holiday Classics favorites and more modern Christmas classics will be incorporated into the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Winter Village event on select Friday and Saturday evenings, November 17-December 16.
“When we announced the dates for our restoration, many peoples’ immediate response was, ‘that’s wonderful, but what about the Holiday Classics?’” says Tampa Theatre President & CEO, John Bell. “We hope that our patrons will be equally enthralled with their favorite holiday films under a real night sky as they are under the Tampa Theatre’s signature stars, and will come to see the amazing results of the restoration when we reopen just in time for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.”
· WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954) – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17
· HOME ALONE (1990) – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18
· MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (1947) – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24
Before the film, stop by the Tampa Theatre tent starting at 6:00pm for a
FREE commemorative photo with Santa, courtesy of Bank of America.
· A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983) – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25
· THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004) – 8:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1
The Polar Express will begin after the City of Tampa and Friends of the Park’s tree lighting.
· ELF (2003) – 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 15
· IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) – 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 16
All of these screenings are FREE and open to the public. Lawn seating is first-come, first-served, so please don’t forget your blankets or folding lawn chairs. Refreshments will be available for sale from Tampa Theatre and a variety of other Winter Village vendors.
Tampa Theatre would like to thank long-time Holiday Classics movie series presenting sponsor, Bank of America for their ongoing support of the series. Presenting spectacular cinema outdoors is no small endeavour, and it is through the generous support of several community sponsors that the Theatre is able to purchase the equipment necessary to provide a quality viewing experience for our presentations in the park: Bank of America, Mutual of Omaha Bank, Oxford Exchange, Publix Super Markets Charities, TECO, The Lightning Foundation and the University of Tampa.