The Orpheum Announces Its 2017 Summer Movie Series

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - What do Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Sandlot, The Wizard of Oz, Grease, and Gone with the Wind have in common? They all are included in the Orpheum’s 2017 Summer Movie Series!

THE FOLLOWING IS A NEWS RELEASE FROM THE ORPHEUM:

ORPHEUM ANNOUNCES 2017 SUMMER MOVIE SERIES
Classic Film Flavors for Hot Memphis Nights

MEMPHIS, TN – Before a pop-up screening of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at the Halloran Centre tonight, the Orpheum Theatre Group revealed the lineup for the 2017 Summer Movie Series. Presented by Orion Federal Credit Union for a sixth year, the series will run from June 2 to August 25 in the historic Orpheum Theatre. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 5, at 10am.

“I hope to see a lot of our movie fans escape the Memphis heat and join us inside the historic Orpheum Theatre this summer,” said Brett Batterson, President & CEO of the Orpheum Theatre Group. “This year’s series has something for everyone including classics, movies you can sing to, and films for the whole family to enjoy.”

Doors open an hour before show-time. Patrons can arrive early to grab a themed drink special, test their movie trivia knowledge, take a picture at the photo booth, and enjoy the sounds of the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Costumes are always encouraged but never required.

Tickets for the Orpheum’s 2017 Summer Movie Series go on sale Friday, May 5. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Packages of 10 tickets are available for $60 and may be used for a single movie or spread throughout the series.

Tickets will be available at www.orpheum-memphis.com and the Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000). Parties of 10 or more can enjoy special rates to create the perfect outing for groups, clubs, employees, and summer camps.  Contact groups@orpheum-memphis.com or 901.529.4226 for all group inquiries.

Sponsorship packages for individual movie titles are available now.  For inquiries on how to sponsor a movie, please contact Charlene Honeycutt at honeycutt@orpheum-memphis.com or 901.529.4280.

THE ORPHEUM THEATRE’S OFFICIAL 2017 SUMMER MOVIE SERIES
Presented by Orion Federal Credit Union

DATE/TIME                                                       TITLE
Friday, June 2 at 7pm                                     Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Thursday, June 8 at 7pm                               Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Saturday, June 10 at 2pm                              The Sandlot
Thursday, June 22 at 7pm                             Psycho
Friday, June 23 at 7pm                                   The Wizard of Oz
Thursday, June 29 at 7pm                             Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Friday, June 30 at 7pm                                   Dirty Harry
Friday, July 7 at 7pm                                       The Princess Bride
Friday, July 14 at 7pm                                     The Maltese Falcon
Friday, July 21 at 7pm                                     Grease
Friday, August 11 at 7pm                               Gone with the Wind
Saturday, August 12 at 7pm                          Coming to America hosted in partnership with The TaKeOver    
Friday, August 25 at 8pm                              The Rocky Horror Picture Show                          

*This schedule is subject to change.

About the Orpheum Theatre Group:
The mission of the Orpheum Theatre Group is to enhance the communities we serve by utilizing the performing arts to entertain, educate, and enlighten while preserving the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.


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