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Sun Screens Summer Sunday Matinee Movies


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!

Popcorn and beverages will be provided.

Members FREE; Non-members $8.

2018 Sun Screens Series

May 20, 2018: The Florida Project (2017)

The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince of Winter Springs) and her mother over a single summer as they live at the Magic Castle, a budget motel not far from the Magic Kingdom. Willem Dafoe plays the motel’s manager, whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of compassion. Members FREE; Nonmembers $8.

July 8, 2018: 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.”

July 29, 2018: 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, 2018: 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.

Note: Many Sun Screens selections are family friendly, but we may include R-rated titles. “The Florida Project” is rated R and is recommended for mature audiences.