Sunday, July 8, 2 p.m.
Keep cool with a series of Sunday matinees featuring movies linked to Florida. We’ll supply the popcorn, along with fascinating facts about each film, hosted by Joy Wallace Dickinson of the Orlando Sentinel’s Florida Flashback feature. After the movie, we’ll also have the opportunity for a short behind-the-scenes discussion with an expert about the subject of each film.
There’s nothing like seeing a movie the old-fashioned way: with a group of fellow movie fans. The series is free for members!
Featured Film: The Yearling (1946)
Filmed on location in the Ocala National Forest, this beloved Technicolor coming-of-age classic brought Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the screen. The film received six Oscar nominations and won two; Claude Jarman Jr. received an honorary Oscar as “outstanding child actor.”
Popcorn and beverages will be provided.
Members FREE; Non-members $8. To reserve your place, click here.
Other scheduled films this summer include:
July 29: Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
This black-and-white horror classic from the Cold War era has inspired films from Jaws to The Shape of Water. The underwater skills of Floridians Ricou Browning and Orlando’s own Ginger Stanley Hallowell made creature-feature history.
August 26: Apollo 13 (1995).
For director Ron Howard and the cast including Tom Hanks, realism was the name of the game. The real-life story on which the film was based was suspenseful enough on its own to enthrall an audience, even though its outcome was hardly a secret. Astronaut James Lovell appears in a cameo.