Tampa Theatre and Summer Movies
Summer is approaching and "things to do" is always a hot topic. In the Tampa Bay area, the Tampa Theatre, AMC, Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, and Regal Cinemas, are just a few of the venues you can count on to fit the bill.
Movies are always a good choice as they keep the kids entertained, and there's always something for all ages. Not only do area theatres have plenty on their schedules, but many events are discounted, putting the cherry on top of the sundae.
AMC Summer Kids Series
AMC Theatres are offering a Wednesday morning Summer Kids Series from June through August. For $4.00, junior moviegoers receive their ticket and a Kids Pack with snacks and drinks. Both the Palm Harbor and Central Ybor locations are participating. For more info, you can check out AMC's Summer Movie Camp page.
A beloved local landmark
While the Tampa Theatre has a long list of summer events that are just part of the 600 or more that it offers each year, we thought it would be interesting to share a bit more information about this local landmark.
The Tampa Theatre was built in 1926 and a quarter would get you a ticket to the plush entertainment venue. In 1973, it was nearly demolished but the community rallied and saved the beloved theatre. Since then, Fodor's has designed it as one of "America's Best Historic Movie Theatres."
Balcony to Backstage Tour
In addition to the movies and other shows, there's a Balcony to Backstage Tour. This summer, that 90-minute experience is scheduled on June 29th, and July 9th and 20th. While the tour is $10 for adults and $8 for kids, members of the Tampa Theatre are on the comp list.
Tampa Theatre membership starts at just $50. Not only do you receive access to the backstage tours for free, but many of event tickets are discounted for members.
For more information on the summer events at Tampa Theatre, the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, and a $1 kid's movie program at Regal Cinemas, read on...
Classic summer movie lineups planned for historic Tampa Bay theaters
Two historic movie houses, Tampa Theatre and the recently renamed Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, have organized a summer film series of family and date-night favorites.
“For more than a quarter of a century, the community has flocked to Tampa Theatre on hot Sunday afternoons to enjoy summer classics as they were meant to be seen: on the big screen, surrounded by friends, with a bag of fresh popcorn and a cold drink in hand,” the downtown Tampa theater’s announcement said.
$10, $7 members. 3 p.m. Sundays. 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.
• June 30: Dial M for Murder (1954), PG
• July 7: Grease (1978), PG-13
• July 28: The Wizard of Oz (1939), PG
Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
$5, $9 with unlimited fountain drinks and popcorn. The $30 family four-pack includes four tickets, unlimited drinks and popcorn. Call the box office for packages. 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com/bilheimer-capitol-theatre.
• June 16: The Incredibles (2004), PG
• July 14: The Little Mermaid (1989), G
• Aug. 9: The Matrix (1999), R
Regal Cinemas is offering $1 kid movies all summer
Regal Theatres announced that it will be offering $1 movies on Tuesday and Wednesday all summer long during its 2019 Summer Movie Express series.
Families can enjoy a lineup of kid-friendly movies, including "Despicable Me," "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World," "Secret Life of Pets," "Shrek" and many more.