ART_whitechristmasBy Kathy Collins

This holiday season, the Tampa Theatre in downtown Tampa is offering a great lineup of holiday classic films that the whole family will enjoy. According to Lindsey Walters with the Tampa Theatre, “When you visit Tampa Theatre, you are not just coming for a movie, you are coming for an experience.”

Walters added, “One of the brightest and most popular of those experiences for our guests is the tradition of sharing beloved holiday favorites on the big screen with family and friends, and singing along to Christmas carols with the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ before the show.”

You can see Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire play successful song and dance men in the 1942 film, Holiday Inn, on Sunday, December 6 at 3 p.m.

Next up, see Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen in the 1954 popular film, White Christmas. The comedy musical will be shown on Sunday, December 13 at 3 p.m.

You will not have a hard time getting in to see the holiday classic, It’s A Wonderful Life, as the Tampa Theatre plans to present this film eight times beginning on Friday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. Additional showings will be on Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. There will also be showings on Monday, December 21, Tuesday, December 22 and Wednesday, December 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the 1990 hit classic Home Alone on

Sunday, December 27 at 3 p.m.

Tickets for the Family Favorites classic movie series are $10 for adults and $8 for children and Tampa Theatre Members at the Box Office or online at www.TampaTheatre.org ($2 convenience fee applies).

The Tampa Theatre opened in 1926. It is a symbol of Tampa’s glorious past and bright future. This treasured historic landmark is a great place to see a classic or newly released film on a big screen as films were intended to be shown.

The Tampa Theatre is located at 711 N. Franklin St. in downtown Tampa.