MEMPHIS, TN – The Orpheum Theatre announced its much-anticipated 2013 Summer Movie Series on May 1. This year’s series, presented for a second year by Orion Federal Credit Union, will commemorate the theatre’s 85th Anniversary with the best-loved films of the past eight decades. The series will run from June to August at the Orpheum Theatre.
“As a former Malco Theatre, the Orpheum has a strong connection to movies, so we want to celebrate our history through this year’s series,” said Orpheum President and CEO Pat Halloran. “For the first time audiences will be able to watch their favorite movies evolve from silent films to ‘talkies’ to Hollywood Blockbusters over the course of a summer.”
Included in the Summer Movie Series are Thursday Night Chick Flicks, Friday Night Classics, and Family Matinees. Notable titles include Orpheum traditions like Gone with the Wind and Casablanca, cult classics like Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Big Lebowski, and audience favorites like Ghost Busters, Pretty Woman, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
The Orpheum will partner with many local organizations throughout the series, including Indie Memphis. Indie Memphis will present “Behind the Screen” preceding the Friday Night Classics where exciting guest speakers, film critics, and local filmmakers will share their personal stories and experiences with these films as well as little known facts about film and film history.
“Indie Memphis is excited to join the Orpheum Theatre’s Summer Movie Series for a second year,” said Indie Memphis Executive Director Erik Jambor. “Our ‘Behind the Screen’ talks will help give the audience a fresh perspective on some of their most beloved films.”
For a second consecutive year, the Orpheum is also proud to announce its 2013 Summer Movie Series Presenting Sponsor: Orion Federal Credit Union.
Tickets go on sale Monday, May 6. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Packages of ten tickets are available for $50. Groups of 10 or more can enjoy special rates by contacting Sinclaire Montgomery at email@example.com or 901.529.4226. Attractive packages are also available for Day Cares, Summer Camps, and employee outings.
Individual tickets and Movie Series packages can be purchased online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS). Drink specials will be available for all evening performances.
Orpheum Summer Movie Series: Celebrating 85 Years of Orpheum History
Friday Classic, June 7 at 7:00 PM: The Cameraman
Friday Classic, June 14 at 7:00 PM: Gone with the Wind
Thursday Chick Flick, June 20 at 7:00 PM: The Philadelphia Story
Friday Classic, June 21 at 7:00 PM: Casablanca
Thursday Chick Flick, June 27 at 7:00 PM: Pillow Talk
Friday Classic, June 28 at 7:00 PM: The Searchers
Thursday Chick Flick, July 11 at 7:00 PM: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Friday Classic, July 12 at 7:00 PM: Sound of Music Singalong
Thursday Chick Flick, July 18 at 7:00 PM: Grease Singalong
Friday Classic, July 19 at 8:00 PM: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Thursday Chick Flick, July 25 at 7:00 PM: Dirty Dancing
Friday Classic, July 26 at 7:00 PM: Fright Night Double Feature with Ghost Busters and Poltergeist
Thursday Chick Flick, August 1 at 7:00 PM: Pretty Woman
Friday Classic, August 2 at 7:00 PM: The Big Lebowski
Thursday Chick Flick, August 8 at 7:00 PM: Mean Girls
Friday Classic, August 9 at 7:00 PM: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Friday, June 28 at 1:30 PM: The Parent Trap (1961)
Friday, August 2 at 1:30 PM: Anastasia
About The Orpheum Theatre
The Orpheum Theatre is operated by the Memphis Development Foundation, a non-profit organization that depends on the financial support of the community to carry out its mission to foster the enjoyment and understanding of the arts in Memphis, as well as the economic prosperity of Downtown and surrounding areas. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com or call 901-525-7800. The Orpheum is located at 203 South Main Street Memphis, TN 38103.
About Indie Memphis
One of the city’s core arts institutions, Indie Memphis connects and inspires indie filmmakers and film-lovers through the unique creative landscape that is the home of the Blues and the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Through diverse year-round programming, a world-class annual festival, and on-going efforts to include new voices, new media, and new audiences, Indie Memphis enriches, inspires, and connects the Memphis community while cultivating interest in, and development of, independent film. Now entering its 15th year, the year-round 501(c)3 non-profit organization is a two-time