TAMPA – Tampa Theatre is once again screening cinematic gems as part of its Summer Classic Movie Series which continues through Sunday, Aug. 26.
Scheduled movies include the following:
• Sunday, July 1 – "Pal Joey," 3 p.m. This big screen adaptation of Rodgers and Hart's Broadway hit stars Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak. Popular songs from this musical include "The Lady is a Tramp," "Zip," "My Funny Valentine" and "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered."
• Sunday, July 8 – "Touch of Evil," 3 p.m. A favorite of Orson Welle's devotees, this escapade in film noir follows the story of a Mexican government investigator and his wife who become entangled in some shady dealings in a border town. Marlene Dietrich makes a special appearance.
• Sunday, July 15 – "Gone with the Wind," 3 p.m. Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable star in this American movie classic set against the backdrop of the Civil War.
• Sunday, July 22 – "The Great Gatsby," 3 p.m. This film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel stars Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Guests are encouraged to participate in an Audience Costume Parade, dressing either as a specific character or something inspired by the movie.
• Sunday, July 29 – "A Hard Day's Night," 3 p.m. Filmed during the height of Beatlemania, The Beatles had no idea that segments of this film would play a role in the development of modern music videos. Among the songs featured in the film are "A Hard Day's Night," "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her" and "She Loves You."
• Sunday, Aug. 5 – "Blazing Saddles," 3 p.m. This Mel Brooks Western spoof stars Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn and Dom Deluise. Guests are encouraged to participate in an Audience Costume Parade, dressing either as a specific character or something inspired by the movie.
• Sunday, Aug. 12 – "Casablanca," 3 p.m. – Frequently named the best movie ever made, "Casablanca" blends romance, intrigue and suspense in the exotic Moroccan setting. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman star.
• Sunday, Aug. 19 – "Bedknobs and Broomsticks," 3 p.m. A Disney film that receives less attention than it deserves, this fantasy story set in England at the end of World War II stars Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson. Originally released in 1971, the film combines live action with animation.
• Sunday, August 25 – "The Thief of Bagdad," 3 p.m. This dazzling Arabian Nights adventure fantasy has been restored and includes many lost scenes. Douglas Fairbanks stars as Ahmed. The show will feature live musical accompaniment by Rosa Rio at the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.
Cost is $7.50 except for "The Thief of Bagdad," which is $10 adult or $8 senior, student or military. The Tampa Theatre is at 711 N. Franklin St. Call 813-274-8981 or visit www.tampatheatre.org.