Coming in September, a sing-along movie series will be shown on Sundays in historic Tampa Theatre.

The Tampa Theatre began their sing-alongs back in February 2002. There was a national release of a sing-along “The Sound of Music.” The novelty of the event sold out its two-week run. Similar results came in 2014 when a sold-out sing-along “Mary Poppins” led to Disney asking if there wasn’t some sort of typo in a report.

The Summer Classics Movie Series has hosted the “Grease” sing-along, which has become a favorite. This has led to the creation of the September Sing-Along Sundays series.

Tampa Theatre has announced the lineup for the 2023 September Sing-Along Sundays series. Films begin each Sunday at 3 p.m. This year will feature a couple of returning favorites, plus two new additions. There will also be a special guest.

Tampa Theatre also encourages costumes. General Admission tickets are $14.50. For Tampa Theatre members, $11.50. Purchase tickets at the theater’s box office or at tampatheatre.org.

The theater was built in 1926 by Paramount Pictures. It became one of the most elaborate theaters in America, and is one of Tampa’s most recognizable landmarks. However, in the 1950’s and 60’s, when television began to grow and people moved to the suburbs, audiences decreased while costs rose.

By the 1970’s, Tampa Theatre was facing the same fate as many other theaters in U.S.A., but Tampa’s community leaders and the City of Tampa found a way to save the historic building.

In 1978, Tampa Theatre was named to the National Registry of Historic Places. Today, when visitors enter the theatre, they’ll enjoy the landmark’s unique features, including the twinkling stars in the ceiling, Mediterranean courtyard, statues and old style gargoyles.

  • Sunday, September 3: Sing-Along "The Greatest Showman" (2017)

    The cast features Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya.
    “The Greatest Showman” features songs including “Never Enough,” “The Other Side,” “This Is Me,” and “Rewrite The Stars.”

    The Greatest Showman Australian Premiere

    Zac Efron, Zendaya and Hugh Jackman attend the Australian premiere of The Greatest Showman on December 20, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
    (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) Sunday, September 3 – Sing-Along Movie Series

  • Sunday, September 10: Sing-Along "The Little Mermaid" (1989)

    Features the voices of Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright and Rene Auberjonois. (Jodi is also scheduled to be in Tampa for 90’s Con at the Tampa Convention Center, September 15, 16 & 17. You can find more about that here.)

    Jodi Benson, Voice of Ariel, "The Little Mermaid"

    Jodi Benson, voice of Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”
    (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney) Sunday, September 10: Sing-Along Movie Series

    “The Little Mermaid” features Disney classics including “Part Of Your World,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” “Under The Sea” and “Kiss The Girl.”

  • Sunday, September 17: Sing-Along "Jesus Christ Superstar" (1973)

    “Jesus Christ Superstar” features Ted Neeley, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen and Carl Anderson.
    The 50th anniversary screening will also feature special guest star Ted Neeley!

    Ted Neeley - Jesus Christ Superstar

    Ted Neeley performs at a special performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar” on August 13, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images) Sunday, September 17: Sing-Along Movie Series

    Some of the popular songs are “Heaven On Their Minds,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say),” and “Superstar.”

  • Sunday, September 24: Sing-Along "The Sound of Music" (1965)

    Starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker, “The Sound Of Music” is among the most well-known musicals.

    Legends Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer from "The Sound of Music"

    Legends Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer attend the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala 50th anniversary screening of “The Sound Of Music” March 26, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
    (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images) Sunday, September 24: Sing-Along Movie Series

    Songs such as “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “My Favorite Things” and “Edelweiss” lead the way for this soundtrack that is full of all-time favorites.

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