January 18, 2015 at 3 pm
Franklin Street Mall, 711 North Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Cut loose. Footloose. Kick off your Sunday shoes. Well, maybe keep your shoes on — you’ll probably want to be wearing them when you head to Tampa Theatre to see “Footloose” on Sunday at 3 p.m. The movie is next to play in the theater’s Totally 80s Classic Movie Series, which runs through Feb. 22. Kevin Bacon (or The Baconator as he’s lovingly known in the Mistretta house due to his kickass portrayal of Ryan Hardy on “The Following”) stars in this 1984 film as rebellious teen Ren. He moves to a small town where rock music and dancing are banned. Cue lots of angst and generational conflict. “Who doesn’t love a young Kevin Bacon circa 1984 anger-dancing and doing gymnastics in an empty warehouse?”
1 hr 47 min / Rated R / Musical
Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3 pm
When Ren (Kevin Bacon) and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small Midwestern town, the teenager can’t believe he’s living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. He finds a kindred spirit in the troubled, but lovely Ariel (Lori Singer), but it’s Ariel’s dad (John Lithgow), a Bible-thumping minister, who is responsible for keeping the town dance-free. Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance – especially since the senior prom is around the corner – but only Ren has the courage to initiate a confrontation with Rev. Moore and the town council.
Brat Pack cinema at its best, FOOTLOOSE is the classic tale of a rebellious teen taking on the small-town establishment, struggling to abolish outmoded thinking and revitalizing the spirit of the repressed townspeople.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for Tampa Theatre members. They’re available at the box office, or online for an additional fee.
On Sundays during January and February, Tampa Theatre will host its Totally 80s Classic Movie Series. Each Sunday, a different 80s flick will be featured at 3 p.m.
Here’s the schedule:
♦ “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” Jan. 4
♦ “Rain Man,” Jan. 11
♦ “Footloose,” Jan. 18
♦ “Better Off Dead,” Jan. 25
♦ “Blade Runner,” Feb. 1
♦ “Airplane!,” Feb. 8
♦ “Top Gun,” Feb. 15
♦ “The Breakfast Club,” Feb. 22
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for Tampa Theatre Members. They can be purchased at the box office, 711 N. Franklin St., or online for an additional fee.