TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2018) – Over its 91-year history, Tampa Theatre has starred in the love stories of many Bay-area romantics: from first dates under the starry sky to
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2018) – Over its 91-year history, Tampa Theatre has starred in the love stories of many Bay-area romantics: from first dates under the starry sky to stolen kisses in the balcony; from “meet cutes” under the historic marquee to Hollywood-dream proposals on the stage.
If Tampa’s majestic movie palace is part of your love story – or if you would like it to be – you are invited to spend a romantic evening under the stars with Valentine’s Vows and a classic romantic comedy at Tampa Theatre on Wednesday, February 14!
At 7:00pm, the Right Reverend John Bell (also known as Tampa Theatre President & CEO John Bell, armed with an internet-official certificate of ordination) will invite married couples to participate in an en masse renewal of their wedding vows – written especially for an audience well-versed in romantic movie quotes – and a champagne toast to “happily ever after.” And should there be anyone ready to walk down the aisle (both literally and figuratively) that night, just bring your marriage license, and the Rev. Bell will perform the legal ceremony.
After the nuptials, Nora Ephron’s rom-com classic When Harry Met Sally… will provide the perfect excuse to sneak an arm around your date. In this 1989 OSCAR-nominated ode to getting out of “the friend zone,” Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan star as Harry and Sally, who meet when she gives him a ride to New York after their graduation from the University of Chicago. The film skips through their lives as they both search – in vain – for love, crossing each other’s paths time and time again. Over the years, a close friendship forms between them, but then they are confronted with the age-old problem: Can a man and a woman be “just friends” without sex getting in the way?
The film screening will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for Tampa Theatre Members at the historic Franklin Street Box Office or online at www.TampaTheatre.org (service fees apply). Film tickets are required to participate in the vows ceremony at no additional cost. To register for the vows, please contact Jill Witecki at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 274-8287.