Florida Film Loops: Summer classic movie series at Tampa Theatre, Polk Theatre, and Florida Theatre; outdoor movie screenings in South Florida; Florida drive-ins

Classic, or, at least, older films still draw crowds to historic movie theaters. Summer classic movie series are playing three 1920s-vintage movie palaces in the Sunshine State:

  • The lineup of Sunday-afternoon gems at Tampa Theatre continues with the original “The Manchurian Candidate” (Aug. 12), “Blazing Saddles” (Aug. 19), “The Wizard of Oz” (Aug. 26) and “Casablanca” (Sept. 2). (Tampa Bay Times).
  • Lakeland’s Polk Theatre continues its Saturday-morning summer family classics series with “All Dogs Go to Heaven” (Aug. 11), “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” (Aug. 18) and “Beauty and the Beast” (Aug. 25).
  • Jacksonville’s Florida Theatre is showing “Mrs. Doubtfire” (Aug. 12), the original “Planet of the Apes” (Aug. 19), and “The Big Lebowski (Aug. 26). (Florida Times Union)

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Meanwhile, outdoor summer movie screenings continue in South Florida, with “Coco” Aug. 10 in Pompano Beach, and “Dazed and Confused” Aug. 16 in Dania Beach. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

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The Lake Worth Drive-In, a twin-screen facility’s that’s the last drive-in movie theater in Palm Beach County, opened in 1968. It’s one of the seven outdoor movie theaters still open in Florida.

The others: Swap Shop Drive-In, Fort Lauderdale; Joy-Lan Drive-In, Dade City; Silver Moon Drive-In, Lakeland; Ocala Drive-In; Ruskin Family Drive-In; Fun Lan Drive-In, Tampa. (Palm Beach Post)

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