Evil villainess Hoppy vonKeggers is trying to steal all the beer at BeerFest 2017, hell-bent on rounding up recipes and creating her own ULTIMATE microbrewery. Luckily, the captivating crime-fighting trio of Amber, Blondie, and Honey – known to their foes as “Barley’s Angels” – are working alongside their ever-faithful assistant, Beersley, to stop vonKeggers and keep the community’s craft brews safe and sudsy for Tampa Theatre patons to sample next month. Barley’s Angels, Tampa Theatre’s BeerFest 2017 fundraiser, will be kicking ales and taking names from 7:00-10:00pm Saturday, June 24. Like previous beer-soaked, tongue-in-cheek BeerFest events like The Brews Brothers, The Big Lebrewski and Hoppy Gilmore, Barley’s Angels will feature craft beers and local brewers, plus snacks and samples from some of Tampa’s top independent restaurants, including: BREWERIES: 7venth Sun Brewery Brew Bus Brewing Coppertail Brewing Co. Crooked Thumb Brewing Escape Brewing Company Florida Avenue Brewing Co. Motorworks Brewing Six Ten Brewing RESTAURANTS: Anise Global Gastrobar Datz Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café Fodder & Shine Haven New World Brewery Poke Rose The Independent The Refinery Those lists will continue to grow, say BeerFest’s real-life femme fatales, returning co-chairs Michelle Baker, owner-manager of The Refinery and Fodder & Shine; and Veronica Danko, owner of The Independent Bar and Cafe. And though the theme may be silly, BeerFest’s purpose is most serious: Now in its 6th year, the (almost) annual event is one of Tampa Theatre’s favorite fundraisers, benefitting the historic movie palace’s artistic, educational and community programs, as well as its ongoing preservation and restoration. The party will spill out onto Franklin Street, where there will be live music, MORE BEER, and photos with Amber, Blondie, Honey, and other entertainers, courtesy of Busch Gardens. BeerFest guests are invited to get in the spirit by dressing as their favorite Charlie’s Angels character or in a costume inspired by the movie. A limited-capacity premium sampling begins at 7:00 p.m., and advance-sale tickets are $65. Grand sampling ticket-holders can enter at 8:00 p.m., and advance-sale tickets are $40. Advance sale discounts end Friday, June 2, when prices go up to $70 and $45. Tampa Theatre Members save $5 off advance-sale prices, and tickets will be available at the Tampa Theatre Box Office or online ($2 convenience fee applies). Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend BeerFest; valid Government-issued ID is required for entry. BeerFest 2017 is sponsored by Mutual of Omaha Bank, Holland & Knight, and Tesla.
In 1960, Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. Called “a primer on how to resist authoritarianism” by Vogue and “a timely, inspiring documentary you can't miss” by Parade magazine, Citizen Jane retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs vs. Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text. And as the film examines the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions, it proves that a present-day second look at Jacobs’ thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. 1h 32m / Not Rated / Biography Prior to the 7:30pm film screening, the Tampa Downtown Partnership will host an hour-long Jane Jacobs Walk, enabling members of the Downtown Tampa community to discover their city and environment through shared observation. The Walk will start under Tampa Theatre's historic marquee on Franklin Street at 5:30pm and will return as the doors and bar open at 6:30pm. A Jane Jacobs Look-A-Like contest will take place at 7:15pm, right before the film. Costumes are encouraged! Following the screening, stick around for a panel discussion and audience Q&A with local industry professionals. Community support for this special screening is provided by the Tampa Downtown Partnership.
The Tampa Tribune may be gone, but those who worked at Tampa’s hometown newspaper have not let the ink dry on the industry they love or the community it served. Stop the Presses chronicles the last press run and eventual demise of “Ma Trib” on May 3, 2016. Filmmaker Deborah Kerr and her crew were filming a day in the life of a newspaper when the company unraveled and its owners sold the 121-year-old institution to a longtime local competitor, thus ending the bay area’s newspaper war and decades-long careers for hundreds of reporters, photographers, editors and pressmen. In the film, viewers will hear from former employees in News, Advertising, Circulation, Packaging and the Press Room about the stark reality of what is happening in the newspaper industry, and its effect on the more than 600 employees whose lives were changed forever by the closing of this Tampa landmark and the readers left bereft of community news when The Tribune stopped hitting their driveways. 1h 30m / Not Rated / Documentary / 2017 Doors and bar open at 12:30pm
November 1963. Four days before Dallas. President John F. Kennedy came to Tampa. It was a magical day that is captured in the Emmy Award-winning documentary JFK in Tampa, filled with heartfelt memories, film of Kennedy’s Tampa appearances and his messages to the Tampa crowds. Producer Lynn Marvin Dingfelder, videographer and editor Larry Wiezycki, and videographer Colin Kelly created this vintage video time capsule that promises to take you back to simpler times, capturing a joyous day in our city's history. You won't want to miss this encore presentation in celebration of what would have been President Kennedy’s 100th birthday on May 29, one night only at the historic Tampa Theatre. 1h / Not Rated / Documentary Doors and bar open at 6:00pm
In 2010, Tampa Theatre was proud to be one of a few theatres in the world to present the new, complete restoration of Fritz Lang’s silent masterpiece Metropolis, with live accompaniment by renowned theatrical organist Dr. Stephen Ball. We are now once again presenting Metropolis in a form as close as possible to how it would have been experienced upon its release in 1927, and Dr. Ball will again score the movie on our original, historic Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Metropolis is simply one of the greatest and most influential movies of all time — a shining Utopian city, paradise to its citizens but hell to the masses of workers whose endless labor make it possible, is attacked by a mad scientist with the robot he has made to replace his love, and a conspiracy of the masses who hope to find redemption through resistance. Its design is immortal. Its story still matters. If you’ve ever been moved by a movie, you owe it to yourself to experience this cinematic tour de force in its original splendor. 2h 33m / Not Rated Sci-Fi Fantasy
Casablanca lands so routinely in listings of the top two or three movies of all time, it’s become almost boring to call it great. It’s the definition of a Hollywood masterpiece. The scenes and the characters have taken on mythological lives of their own. But Casablanca manages to be strongly original while also synthesizing parts of many films of its time: a wartime setting, a hero with shades of grey in his past, a female lead who wants something she can’t have, humor and tragedy and parody and sacrifice. And, of course, doomed love. Good art tells us stories; great art makes demands of us. Casablanca demands we break our own hearts like Rick, make dangerous choices like Ilsa, sing like Sam and scheme like Louis. And the movie remains timeless because those feelings are. 1h 42m / Rated PG / Drama The Summer Classics Movie Series is presented by Bank of America. Media support is provided by WEDU-PBS.