Way back when, before I was entirely and comprehensibly cultured in all thing Memphis, I wrote an article (for a different website) about the cinematic monopoly in Memphis, Malco Theaters. In past years, it has come to my attention that there are other options for those looking to scratch their cinephile addiction. One of the most promising options is the Orpheum Theater Summer Movie Series.
The Orpheum Theater Summer Movie Series starts every year in May and runs until September. With this year’s movie lineup ranging from Zombieland to Father of the Bride, there is sure to be a showing that tickles your fancy. Below is the full lineup for this summer.
THE ORPHEUM THEATRE’S OFFICIAL 2014 CLASSIC SUMMER MOVIE SERIES
- Friday, May 30 at 7:00 PM DOUBLE FEATURE: Night of the Living Dead and Zombieland
- Thursday, June 5 at 7:00 PM Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- Friday, June 6 at 7:00 PM National Lampoon’s Vacation
- Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 PM DOUBLE FEATURE: Father of the Bride (1991) and Bridesmaids
- Friday, June 13 at 7:00 PM Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Thursday, June 19 at 7:00 PM Mamma Mia Sing-Along
- Friday, June 20 at 7:00 PM Monty Python and the Holy Grail
- Thursday, July 10 at 7:00 PM Clue
- Friday, July 11 at 7:00 PM Office Space
- Wednesday, July 16 at 1:30 PM FAMILY MATINEE: Babe
- Thursday, July 17 at 7:00 PM The Wizard of Oz Sing-Along
- Friday, July 18 at 7:00 PM Labyrinth
- Thursday, July 24 at 7:00 PM Steel Magnolias
- Friday, July 25 at 1:30 PM FAMILY MATINEE: Shirley Temple in The Little Princess
- Friday, July 25 at 7:00 PM Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Thursday, July 31 at 7:00 PM Grease Sing-along
- Friday, August 1 at 7:00 PM The Princess Bride
- Friday, August 8 at 7:00 PM Jaws
- Friday, August 22 at 7:00 PM Casablanca
- Friday, September 5 at 8:00 PM The Rocky Horror Picture Show
I think I’m most excited for Office Space or The Princess Bride…or maybe the Grease Sing-along!
Be forewarned, this is not your typical movie-goer experience. Do you remember those times when you stood in line at a new release of a Harry Potter movie, Lord of the Rings, or Twilight? Do you remember all the people dressed up in strange outfits (if you weren’t one of them)? That’s what one can expect at the Orpheum Theater Summer Movie Series.
The following comes straight from the Orpheum’s website:
“The Orpheum will continue to offer exciting, fun-filled activities in the Orpheum lobby prior to each film. Types of pre-movie activities include movie trivia, costume contests, beer tastings, photo booths, special guest appearances, drink specials, and pre-show concerts on The Orpheum’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.”
Additionally, the Orpheum serves as the preeminent theater for Broadway plays and musicals. There is a lot to be excited about in the 2014-2015 season. For more on upcoming events at the Orpheum, check out their events page.