Tampa’s Majestic Movie Palace Celebrates the Season with Classic Favorites, Late-Night Alternatives, a Visit from Santa, and FREE Movies in the Park

TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 4, 2019) – When you visit Tampa Theatre, you’re not just coming for a movie – you’re coming for an experience. One of the brightest and most beloved of those experiences is the tradition of sharing favorite holiday films on the big screen with family and friends, and singing along to Christmas carols with the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ before the show. This year’s Holiday Classics series, presented by Bank of America, includes:

  • MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947) at 3:00pm Sunday, Dec. 1Before the film, guests are invited to meet Santa Claus himself and take home
    FREE 4×6” commemorative photo, courtesy of series sponsor Bank of America.

     

  • ELF (2003) at 3:00pm Sunday, Dec. 8 
  • Sing-Along WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954) at 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 & 15 
  • IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
    • 7:00pm Friday, Dec. 20
    • 3:00 & 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 21
    • 3:00 & 7:30pm Sunday, Dec. 22
    • 7:30pm Monday, Dec. 23
  • LOVE ACTUALLY (2003) at 3:00pm Sunday, Dec. 29

Tickets for Sing-Along White Christmas are $13 ($10 for Tampa Theatre Members), and all other Holiday Classics movies are $10 ($7 for Members) at the historic Franklin Street Box Office or online at www.TampaTheatre.org ($2 convenience fee applies).

The Holiday Classics series is presented by Bank of America, with promotional support
from WEDU PBS.



Or, if holly jolly fun isn’t your speed, our popular late-night REWIND series will offer three holiday titles (yes, Eyes Wide Shut *is* a holiday film!) during the month of December for those Scrooges, Grinches, and coal-filled stocking recipients among us:

  • BAD SANTA (2003) at 10:30pm Friday, Dec. 6
  • BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) at 10:30pm Friday, Dec. 13
  • EYES WIDE SHUT (1999) at 10:30pm Friday, Dec. 20

Tickets for REWIND movies are $8 ($5 for Tampa Theatre Members), and all other Holiday Classics movies are $10 ($7 for Members) at the historic Franklin Street Box Office or online at www.TampaTheatre.org ($2 convenience fee applies).

Tampa Theatre, in partnership with the F. E. Lykes Foundation, will present two FREE holiday screenings at Curtis Hixon Park as part of the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s
Winter Village event.

  • THE GRINCH (2018) at 7:00pm Saturday, Nov. 23
  • THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992) at 7:00pm Saturday, Nov. 30

Concessions will be available and the Shops at Winter Village will be open; picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged!

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jill Witecki at jill@tampatheatre.org or (813) 274-8287Built in 1926, Tampa Theatre is a passionately protected landmark and one of America’s best-preserved movie palaces. The majestic building is owned by the City of Tampa and operated as a dynamic film and cultural center by the not-for-profit Tampa Theatre Foundation. Programming is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Tampa Theatre is a proud member of the League of Historic American Theatres and the Art House Convergence.