Thursday, June 4, 2015

Spotlight: Summer Movie Series Revs Up in the Danger Zone


Opening night of the 2015 Summer Movie Series has been tremendous! We have a theatre full of patrons enjoying "Top Gun" after exploring a lobby full of activities.

Guests had a chance to find out who their inner fighter pilot is -- Maverick, Goose, Iceman, Viper, Jester or Merlin. (Lots of Icemans and Mavericks in the Orpheum tonight!) We also had our prop-filled selfie station and a great drink special.

But we wouldn't have nearly as much fun without our community partners. Big thanks to local band The Passport who held a meet-n-greet to help us kick off the series. By now we hope you've been able to enjoy their song "Reruns" from our series announcement video. Check out their performance on Local Memphis Live this week, and see more photos from Top Gun on our Facebook page.

We have some fun movies and events planned for you this summer with the help of some amazing Memphis organizations. Here's a quick rundown of what to expect in June:

Back to the Future
Friday, June 5, 6pm: Pick up a pair of Choose901 sunglasses if you're one of the first 100 people and take your picture in the Choose901 photo booth. Read more about the night at choose901.com.
Sponsored by Renasant Bank

Grease
Thursday, June 11, 6pm: We’re bringing back the 50s craze that was the bee’s knees! Join our hula hoop contest for a chance to win prizes! Keep the hoop spinning for just one minute and you’ll be in the running!
Sponsored by Semmes Murphey

Space Jam
Friday, June 12, at 12:30pm: We'll have some really special guests here to celebrate the best cartoon-alien basketball game of all time -- Grizz and the Grizz Girls! Come hang out with the Memphis Grizzlies' Claw Crew for giveaways and fun, and take your photo with lifesize cutouts of the players.
Sponsored by Kroger

Casablanca
Friday, June 12, at 6pm: A classic film deserves a classic game. We'll be asking trivia questions in the lobby before the show, and choosing three people to compete on-stage for prizes! How's your Casablanca knowledge?
Sponsored by Semmes Murphey

Clueless
Thursday, June 25, at 6pm: Cher loves fashion, so what better than a fashion show? Check out some hot styles with CrazyBeautiful Clothing right in the lobby.

James and the Giant Peach
June 26, at 12:30pm: We have not one, but two special events planned for Roald Dahl's classic. We'll be helping the Mid-South Food Bank gather donations -- plus, each donated item gets you a $5 discounted ticket. The Memphis Farmers Market will also be on hand with info about their wonderfully fresh foods.

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban
Friday, June 26, at 6pm: Get sorted into your Hogwarts house and find out what your patronus is (with a souvenir button to remember it)! We'll also have a giant Marauder's Map of the Orpheum to add your feet and signature to. 
Sponsored by Semmes Murphey

Of course, Orion Federal Credit Union deserves a big shout-out for helping us present the series for a fourth year in a row. The Orpheum is lucky to be a part of such a vibrant and supportive community, and we hope you'll join us and our partners for a terrific movie series.

Evening movies begin at 7pm for each evening movie, and our two afternoon matinees begin at 1:30pm, with doors opening an hour before the show. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. A 10-pack of tickets can be purchased in-person at the box office or at The Booksellers at Laurelwood ticket counter. Learn more about all of our movies at orpheum-memphis.com/movies.

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