Tampa Theater Announces Black Love Film Series

The Tampa Theater kicks off Black History Month with a new series of films celebrating black love and joy on the big screen.

The most romantic movie palace in town is proud to announce a new series of classic films. Black Love, presented by TECO, celebrates some of the greatest cinematic love stories of all time, told by black filmmakers and various actors. The series was produced in conjunction with the City of Tampa’s Department of Community Engagement and Partnerships, and each film will be presented in partnership with community leaders and organizations deeply rooted in Tampa’s black community.

Here is the full schedule:

Saturday February 5 at 3 p.m.

Love & Basketball

Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) are two childhood friends who both aspire to become professional basketball players. Quincy, whose father, Zeke (Dennis Haysbert), plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, is a natural talent and a born leader. Monica is fiercely competitive but sometimes gets overly emotional on the field. Over the years, the two begin to fall in love with each other, but their separate paths to basketball stardom threaten to tear them apart.

Sunday February 6 at 3 p.m.

love jones

Two urban African-Americans, Darius (Larenz Tate), an aspiring writer, and Nina (Nia Long), an aspiring photographer, share an instant connection after a chance encounter at a Chicago club. The two bond over music, photography, and poetry, and eventually begin a steamy romance. However, when Nina decides to move to New York and mend her relationship with her ex-fiancé, Marvin (Khalil Kain), it leaves Darius heartbroken and the couple’s future in jeopardy.

Saturday February 26 at 3 p.m.


Tracy (Diana Ross), a struggling fashion design student in Chicago, goes from rags to riches when a chance encounter with famed fashion photographer Sean (Anthony Perkins) at the department store where she works leads to a life model in Rome. Tracy’s overnight success and strong ambitions bring her professional success as a designer, but her diva antics may destroy her relationship with social activist Brian (Billy Dee Williams), as well as her respect in the world. of fashion.

Sunday February 27 at 3 p.m.


The epic emotional journey of a suburban African American family as they navigate love, forgiveness, and come together in the wake of tragic loss.

This local icon never stagnates. Every night you’ll find them screening a classic or cult film, some of the latest indie darlings, or acting as a stage for established authors, comics and bands. Now he’s adding intimate microcinema to his arsenal.

Construction has begun on the space to launch 2022.

Here is the announcement from the Tampa Theater:

“You may have noticed some changes under the marquee! After more than 40 years, our neighbors at The Nature Shop have moved to 2706 N. Florida Avenue. You can always reach them at 813-224-9009 or https://www.natureflorist.com/

Now the storefront adjacent to the box office sports a new plywood veneer as our new “microcinema” screening room begins to take shape inside!”

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