Old City Classics
The shared experience is what movies are all about. Though you can watch many of these films on cable or DVD, two St. Augustine venues are showing free movies from almost every decade.
The Florida Theatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall offer summer movies series of their own, with ticket prices cheaper than what you often find at movie chains.
The Florida Theatre’s Summer Movie Classics screens 2 p.m. Sundays, featuring “From Russia With Love” June 30, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” July 7, “The Gay Divorcée” July 14, “On the Waterfront” July 21, “American Graffiti” July 28, “The Great Escape” Aug. 4, “Bye Bye Birdie” Aug. 11, “Charade” Aug. 18, “It Happened One Night” Aug. 25 and ending with “Singin’ in the Rain” Sept. 1, $7.50 or $40 for 10 admissions, 355-2787, floridatheatre.com.
Tuesday Night at the Movies, presented by WJCT’s Electro Lounge and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, continues with “Play It Again, Sam” June 18, “Rear Window” June 25 and “The Big Lebowski” July 2. Tickets are $5 at the door, 209-0399, pvconcerthall.com.
MOVIES BY THE BAY
Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions and St. Augustine Municipal Marina, beside Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine
Space Jam (1996)
8:30 p.m. June 12
The plot: Bugs Bunny and the other Looney Tunes characters are captured and their only chance at freedom comes from winning a basketball game. They turn to NBA legend Michael Jordan for help.
Classic line: “Thanks, guys. You got a lot of … a lot of … well, whatever it is, you got a lot of it.” — Michael Jordan
It Happened One Night (1934)
8:30 p.m. June 14
The plot: A spoiled heiress is on the run from her controlling father and is helped by an out-of-work reporter, who's just using her for a juicy story.
Classic line: “Any guy that’d fall in love with your daughter ought to have his head examined.” — Peter Warne (Clark Gable)
Angels in the Outfield (1994)
8:30 p.m. June 19
The plot: The key to a son being reunited with his father lies in the worst team in baseball winning the pennant. As hopeless as it may seem at first, the team receives some supernatural help on their way to victory.
Classic line: “My dad says that will only happen if the Angels win the pennant. The baseball team, I mean. So maybe you could help them win a little.” – Roger Bomman (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
8:30 p.m. June 21
The plot: A demented former silent-film actress meets a writer she thinks can get her back into the movie business, but things get out of hand and lead to insanity and murder.
Classic line: “We didn't need dialogue. We had <>” — Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson)
8:30 p.m. June 26
The plot: Disney’s animated take on the famous story of Rapunzel and her quest to escape Mother Gothel, who aims to use Rapunzel’s magic hair to stay young forever.
Classic line: “That’s the funny thing about birthdays, they’re kind of an annual thing.” – Rapunzel (Mandy Moore)
8:30 p.m. June 28
The plot: An American romantic classic about the reunion of an ex-freedom fighter and the woman who deserted him when Nazis invaded Paris.
Classic line: “Oh, he's just like any other man, only more so.” – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart)
The Sandlot (1993)
8:30 p.m. July 3
The plot: A kid moves to a new town and finds lifelong friends and unforgettable adventures through the game of baseball.
Classic line: “Anyone who wants to be a can’t-hack-it pantywaist who wears their mama’s bra, raise your hand.” — Benny Rodriguez (Mike Vitar)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
8:30 p.m. July 5
The plot: A soldier who's also a good boxer is transferred to Hawaii, slapdab in the middle of adultery, bullying and, eventually, the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Classic line: “Nobody ever lies about being lonely.” – Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt (Montgomery Clift)
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
8:30 p.m. July 10
The plot: A sad young boy who's picked on by bullies finds a magical book that takes him to a fantasyland in need of a hero: him.
Classic line: “Because people who have no hopes are easy to control, and whoever has the control has the power!” – G’mork (Alan Oppenheimer)
Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960)
8:30 p.m. July 12
The plot: After deciding to move his family to the countryside to escape the bustle of Manhattan, a man gets a new job as a theater critic. He's thrown right back into Manhattan, which eventually threatens his marriage and the idyllic country life.
Classic line: “Tonight, when the curtain rises on ‘So Passion Dies’ I shall be far, far away. And, dear reader, may I wish you the same good fortune.” – Alfred North (Richard Haydn)
Blank Check (1994)
8:30 p.m. July 17
The plot: A kid is accidentally given a blank check, which he fills out for $1 million. Surprisingly, he gets the money, but now gangsters are after him.
Classic line: “I worked hard to steal that money, and you went and gave it to some zit-faced little kid?” – Carl Quigley (Miguel Ferrer)
Driving Miss Daisy
8:30 p.m. July 19
The plot: An elderly Jewish woman in the 1950s gets an African-American driver, and the two slowly become close friends.
Classic line: “Sometimes I think you ain't got the sense God gave a lemon!” — Idella (Esther Rolle)
8:30 p.m. July 24
The plot: When Capt. Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan has to return to Neverland and save them.
Classic line: “If you can’t image yourself being Peter Pan, you won’t <> Peter Pan, so eat up.” – Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts)
The Princess Bride (1987)
8:30 p.m. July 26
The plot: A grandpa visits his grandson, who's sick in bed. As the old man reads a story to the child, they both discover a new closeness woven within the medieval fantasy.
Classic line: “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” – Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin)
Despicable Me (2010)
8:30 p.m. July 31
The plot: One of the world’s greatest villains plans to steal the moon and aims to use three orphan girls to do it, but to his surprise, he finds the girls to be his biggest obstacle.
Classic line: “That book was accidentally destroyed maliciously.” – Gru (Steve Carell)
On Golden Pond (1981)
8:30 p.m. Aug. 2
The plot: A woman drops her fiancé’s son off at her family’s summer cottage as she goes off on a trip. When she returns, she finds he's bonding with her dad in a way she never could.
Classic line: “Wanna dance, or would you rather just suck face?” — Norman (Henry Fonda)
The Great Outdoors (1988)
8:30 p.m. Aug. 7
The plot: A man takes his family for a nice vacation in the woods, but plans are ruined when his brother-in-law pops up with his strange family.
Classic line: “Why do Chet’s kids look at him like he’s Zeus and my kids look at me like I’m a rack of lawn tools at Sears?” – Roman Craig (Dan Aykroyd)
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
8:30 p.m. Aug. 9
The plot: A woman having trouble in her marriage meets an elderly woman, who tells her a story that changes her life forever.
Classic line: “I found out what the secret to life is: friends. Best friends.” – Ninny Threadgone (Jessica Tandy)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
8:30 p.m. Aug. 14
The plot: A scientist builds a miniaturizing machine that ends up shrinking his and his neighbor’s kids. After he accidentally throws them out with the trash, they have quite the adventure.
Classic line: “Nick, I’ve got six hours to get home, get big and get to the mall. Now get moving.” — Amy Szalinski (Amy O’Neill)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
8:30 p.m. Aug. 16
The plot: An onscreen romantic pair hits trouble when the girl mistakes the script for reality. It gets more troublesome when their film is turned into a musical and she can't sing.
Classic line: “What do they think I am? Dumb or something? Why, I make more money than — than — than Calvin Coolidge! Put together!” Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen)
NIGHT OWL CINEMA SERIES
St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., St. Augustine
Amphitheatre parking is free on movie nights; concessions are available. Moviegoers may dress in film-related costumes.
The Hunger Games (2012)
8 p.m. June 28
The plot: In the future, a totalitarian nation holds a battle royale with an army made up of children from all 12 of its districts. When a little girl is selected, her 16-year-old sister Katniss volunteers to take her place.
Classic line: “There’s 24 of us, Gale. Only one comes out.” – Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence)
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
8 p.m. July 12
The plot: The immortal Guardians join forces for the first time to stop an evil spirit from taking over the world.
Classic line: “That dream is over! It is time for fear to rule the world!” – Pitch (Jude Law)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
8 p.m. Aug. 2
The plot: A blacksmith joins a quirky pirate to save his kidnapped love and the last remaining piece of Aztec gold.
Classic line: “Me? I’m dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It’s the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they’re going to do something incredibly … stupid.” — Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp)
Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)
8 p.m. Aug. 23
The plot: A circus magician gets swept from Kansas to the Land of Oz where in his attempt to become the great and powerful Oz, he becomes a better person as well.
Classic line: “I don’t want to be a good man … I want to be a great one.” – Oz (James Franco)