The Tampa Theatre is hoping to fill its century-old auditorium with a younger generation of film fans by offering some of the most beloved family classics.
Beginning April 7, the theater’s Family Favorites Classic Movie Series will bring a different film to the big screen every Sunday, including “The Princess Bride,” “The NeverEnding Story” and “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.”
The theater is making an effort to attract families with younger children by moving the Sunday show times to an earlier 2 p.m., and, for the first time, offering a discounted $7 ticket price for kids under 12.
Adult tickets are $9.
The theater said it hopes the series will allow parents to introduce their children to the films they loved during their own childhood.
“We asked for a lot of input while developing this series,” says John Bell, Tampa Theatre’s president and CEO. “We polled parents and talked to local family bloggers. It was at their suggestion that we chose these particular films and moved the show time to 2 p.m. Sunday afternoons.”
Here is the full schedule: