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Free screening of ‘Dead Poets Society’ at Tampa Theatre


Published:   |   Updated: August 18, 2014 at 02:51 PM

Fans of Robin Williams can pay tribute to the late actor on Friday by viewing a free screening of his 1989 film “Dead Poets Society” at Tampa Theatre.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. screening, and guests will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis until the theatre reaches capacity. 

The film stars Williams as John Keating, an inspiration English teacher at an elite all-boys high school who implores his class to “seize the day” and celebrate poetry as a crucial form of personal discovery.

The role earned Williams a lead-actor Academy Award nomination, and the film was nominated for Best Picture.

According to authorities, Williams took his life last week, saying the actor and comedian was suffering from depression when he hanged himself with a belt in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home.

Later in the week, Susan Schneider said that Williams, 63, was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease.

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

For more information, call (813) 274-8982

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