With the heat of summer upon us, why not take a break and see a movie classic the way they were meant to be seen- on the big screen at the historic Tampa Theatre in downtown Tampa. “This year, Tampa’s longest running classic movie series celebrates nine decades of extraordinary filmmaking. The oldest movie, Safety Last! turns 95 this year and takes Tampa Theatre back to its roots of presenting silent films with live musical accompaniment on its original 1926 Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ,” explained Jill Witecki with Tampa Theatre.

You can see the comedy A Fish Called Wanda on Sunday, July 15.

Then, come see the 1923 silent comedy, Safety Last! on Sunday, July 22. “Nationally renowned theatre organist, Dr. Steven Ball, who scored and played last summer’s sold out screening of Metropolis, will join us once again for this very special live presentation,” said Witecki.

Next, you can enjoy a sing along of the 1964 classic, Mary Poppins. For this movie, there will be two screenings. There will be one on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. Both sing-alongs will take place at 3 p.m.

On Sunday, August 5 you can see the 1948 mystery Rope.

The 1962 thriller The Manchurian Candidate will be shown on Sunday, August 12.

Mel Brooks will have you laughing as you watch the 1974 hit comedy, Blazing Saddles on Sunday, August 19.

Watch as Dorothy and her little dog, Toto get taken by a tornado to the land of Oz as the Tampa Theatre presents the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz on the big screen on Sunday, August 26.

Finally, the Oscar winning movie Casablanca will be shown on Sunday, September 2.

All films are shown at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 ($7 for Tampa Theatre members) for all of the regular shows. Sing alongs and silent films are $13 ($10 for Tampa Theatre members). Tickets can be purchased online at www.tampatheatre.org ($2 convenience fee applies) or at the Tampa Theatre Box Office located at 711 N. Franklin St. in downtown Tampa.

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