3:00pm Sunday, September 3
In 2010, Tampa Theatre was proud to be one of a few theatres in the world to present the new, complete restoration of Fritz Lang’s silent masterpiece Metropolis, with live accompaniment by renowned theatrical organist Dr. Stephen Ball. We are now once again presenting Metropolis in a form as close as possible to how it would have been experienced upon its release in 1927, and Dr. Ball will again score the movie on our original, historic Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Metropolis is simply one of the greatest and most influential movies of all time — a shining Utopian city, paradise to its citizens but hell to the masses of workers whose endless labor make it possible, is attacked by a mad scientist with the robot he has made to replace his love, and a conspiracy of the masses who hope to find redemption through resistance. Its design is immortal. Its story still matters. If you’ve ever been moved by a movie, you owe it to yourself to experience this cinematic tour de force in its original splendor.
2h 33m/Not Rated/Fantasy