Friday, May 1, 2015

On the Big Screen at the Orpheum This Summer ...

The Orpheum's 2015 Summer Movie Series kicks off its fourth year with fan favorites, classics, comedies, and family-friendly features, some of which have never before appeared on the Orpheum screen. Presented for a fourth year by Orion Federal Credit Union, the series will run from June 4 to August 28 at the Orpheum Theatre.

Included in the Summer Movie Series are popular titles, the annual Fright Night double feature, and family matinees.  Notable movies include Back to the Future, Clueless, Airplane!, Top Gun, The Wizard of Oz, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Young Frankenstein, and the much-anticipated return of Gone with the Wind.  The Orpheum will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Sound of Music with a special screening where audiences will be encouraged to sing along with the film’s iconic songs.  To honor the life of Orpheum friend Robin Williams, the Orpheum will also present the star-studded adventure Hook.

Thursday, June 4 at 7pm: Top Gun
Friday, June 5 at 7pm: Back to the Future
Thursday, June 11 at 7pm: Grease
Friday, June 12 at 1:30pm: FAMILY MATINEE: Space Jam
Friday, June 12 at 7pm: Casablanca
Thursday, June 25 at 7pm: Clueless
Friday, June 26 at 1:30pm: FAMILY MATINEE: James and the Giant Peach
Friday, June 26 at 7pm: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Thursday, July 9 at 7pm: The Wizard of Oz
Friday, July 10 at 7pm: Airplane!
Thursday, July 23 at 7pm: The Sound of Music
Friday, July 24 at 7pm: DOUBLE FEATURE: A Nightmare on Elm Street/Friday the 13th
Thursday, July 30 at 7pm: Hook
Friday, July 31 at 7pm: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Friday, August 14 at 7pm: Young Frankenstein
Friday, August 28 at 7pm: Gone with the Wind

The Orpheum will continue to offer exciting, fun-filled activities in the Orpheum lobby prior to each film.  The family matinee showing of Space Jam will be presented in partnership with the Memphis Grizzlies. Fans can expect to enjoy special appearances by Grizz and the Grizz Girls as well as opportunities for prizes and giveaways.  Local Memphis band The Passport, whose song “Reruns” is featured in the announcement reel, will help the Orpheum kick off the Summer Movie Series’ first film of the season, Top Gun. Other types of pre-movie activities for the series include movie trivia contests, costume parades, a “selfie station,” special guest appearances, movie-themed drink specials, and pre-show performances on the Orpheum’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

Tickets for the movie series are on sale now at The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000) and the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood.  Online sales for individual movie titles will be available soon. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12.  Packages of ten tickets are available for $50 and may be used for a single movie or spread throughout series, making Movie Series packages the perfect Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts. 

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