The Free Movie Will Play Monday, November 25 at 6:30pm Leading into Thanksgiving Holiday

After a near-capacity crowd at last month’s Movie on the Lawn, Hocus Pocus, Armature Works will host the family-friendly comedy hit, School of Rock, this Monday, November 25 on the Riverfront Lawn just south of Armature Works along the Hillsborough River. The ever-popular Movie on the Lawn series will continue into December with future title announcements coming soon.

School of Rock is a 2003 comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, produced by Scott Rudin, and written by Mike White. The film stars Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White, Sarah Silverman and Nickelodeon star, Miranda Cosgrove. Black plays a struggling rock guitarist Dewey Finn, who is kicked out of his band and subsequently disguises himself as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. After witnessing the musical talent of his students, Dewey forms a band of fifth graders to attempt to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands and pay off his rent.

School of Rock was released on October 3, 2003, by Paramount Pictures, grossing $131 million worldwide on a $35 million budget. The film received positive reviews from critics, with praise for Black’s performance. It was the highest grossing music-themed comedy of all time, until it was overtaken in 2015 by Pitch Perfect 2. A stage musical adaptation opened on Broadway in December 2015, and a television adaptation for Nickelodeon premiered on March 12, 2016.

The film was nominated for several awards, including Black receiving a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Comedy or Musical (which he lost to Bill Murray for Lost in Translation), and winning an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance.

Families and friends of all ages are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy this free outdoor showing. Popcorn will be available for purchase along with many food and drink options from any of the 18 partners within Heights Public Market. School of Rock will begin at 6:30pm.

Personal chairs and blankets are welcome. However, outside food, beverage, and coolers are prohibited. Please note that our Movie on the Lawn series is first come, first serve and early arrival is suggested.

This is a free event, but we ask that guests rsvp at

The Heights District

The Heights is a 50-acre mixed-use urban district located along the Hillsborough River, just north of Downtown Tampa. When completed, The Heights District will include hotels, apartments, condos, office buildings, restaurants, retail stores, green spaces, parking garages and more. The Heights District is anchored by the award-winning Armature Works, a 73,000-square foot historic warehouse now reimagined as the signature food and entertainment destination in the Tampa Bay area. For more information please visit

Armature Works

Once a maintenance and storage warehouse for TECO (Tampa Electric Company) streetcars and trolleys more than a century ago, Armature Works is now a fully restored mixed-use building that breathes new life into the historic Tampa Heights neighborhood. Armature Works includes the Heights Public Market, a variety of restaurants and bars, over 30,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space and “Bay 3,” an 11,000 square foot co-shared workspace. In addition, Armature Works hosts over 500 private events and programs more than 200 public events annually.

The Riverfront Lawn at Armature Works includes an 8,000 square foot pier, 28 boat slips and various green spaces. Additionally, and along the waterfront is Stones Throw, a waterside seafood restaurant and bar and Urban Kai, a kayak and paddle board shop. One of Tampa’s most ambitious community projects, the Riverwalk, extends beyond Armature Works connecting The Heights District to the downtown core. For more information please visit

BE-1 Concepts

Tampa-based restaurant company BE-1 Concepts currently includes 14 restaurant concepts in its portfolio including four Boca Kitchens (Tampa, Brandon, Sarasota and Winter Park), Atlantic Beer & Oyster (Winter Park), Ciro’s Speakeasy & Supper Club, Park Social, (Winter Park) and Sea Critters Café (St. Petersburg). In addition, BE-1 Concepts has six signature restaurants and bars located at Armature Works – Steelbach, BAR at Armature Works, Butcher N Barbeque, M.Bird, Cress and Stones Throw. For more information please visit