The story has been woven into our own cultural mythology. The movie is an old-fashioned adventure/romance. And while it wasn't the first time Superman was portrayed on film –
The story has been woven into our own cultural mythology. The movie is an old-fashioned adventure/romance. And while it wasn’t the first time Superman was portrayed on film – and obviously it wouldn’t be the last – it’s still the one everyone remembers.
Kal-El is the last scion of the doomed planet Krypton, sent to Earth by his father Jor-El (Marlon Brando) in a desperate bid to ensure his survival. Found and adopted by a farm family in Kansas, Kal-El finds as he grows that he has powers far beyond those of mortal humans. He takes on the identity of Clark Kent, a reporter for the Daily Planet in bustling Metropolis – but when he’s not dodging his boss Perry White or falling for his colleague Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), he’s saving lives and fighting the evil forces of criminal genius Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) as Superman.
In memory of Margot Kidder’s recent passing, and to celebrate the life and career of the late Christopher Reeve and the 40th anniversary of the release of the film, Tampa Theatre is proud to present the original 1978 Superman as a free community screening.