Kids Summer Movie Series

Wake up Mom and Dad and head to the Tropic!

The Tropic Cinema is once again hosting our Summer Kids Movie Series all summer long! Each movie will be shown on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. Catch live-action classics like "The Goonies" and "E.T.", plus animated hits like "Shrek" and "Kung Fu Panda!"


Attack of the B's

Movies so bad ... they're brilliant!

The Attack of the B’s strikes again this summer at the Tropic Cinema! Curated by John Abramson and hosted as always by Chris and Lora, the series will feature a camp classic every Saturday morning through August 3. All Attack of the B’s screenings start at 10:30 a.m. and are accompanied by pre-show shorts: campy educational films, period commercials, vintage trailers and cartoons, drive-in ads and more!


Welcome to the Tropic!

What to know about the southernmost independent cinema.

Are you joining us for the first time? We’re excited to have you visit us and we want you to have a great experience. Please know that we only show about ten minutes of previews before our films, so don't forget to allow enough time to find parking, get your tickets and buy some popcorn without missing the beginning of the film.

Please arrive early! We do NOT have reserved seating at the Tropic. If you have purchased advance tickets, you will be ensured a seat -- but multiple seats are NOT guaranteed to be together. Please remember that arriving more than five minutes late to a featured film is extremely disruptive to the whole theater due to high attendance.

We look forward to seeing you at the Tropic!



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May 30, 2019 - 8:00 pm

The Tropic Cinema and Mary Ellen's Bar are proud to present Key West's first ever (we think) Drunk Script Read: "The Breakfast Club."

June 1, 2019 - 8:00 pm

We invite Key West to come celebrate Marilyn Monroe's birthday with one of her all-time classic films, hosted by Qmitch. And don't be a drag -- come in the most outrageous costume you can dream up! The best Marilyn wins a Tropic membership!

June 6, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Presented by the Key West Film Festival - In addition to illuminating a little-known chapter of American history, "The Lavender Scare" is a timely reminder of the value of vigilance and social action when civil liberties are under attack.

June 8, 2019 - 10:45 am

Kids Summer Movie Series - We're kicking off our Kids Summer Movie Series with an animated feature based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms.

June 8, 2019 - 10:30 am

Attack of the B's - We kick off our summer B-movie series with "Assassin of Youth," also known as "The Marijuana Menace - a hysterical anti-drug screed from the same feverish times that brought you "Reefer Madness."

June 11, 2019 - 7:00 pm

From legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese comes "Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story"—a "film experience" that blurs truth, myth and performance. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, the film captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 as well as Dylan's joyous music.

June 15, 2019 - 10:45 am

Kids Summer Movie Series - Enthusiastic, big and a little clumsy, Po is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around -- which doesn't exactly come in handy while working every day in his family's noodle shop. But Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu alongside his idols.

June 15, 2019 - 10:30 am

Attack of the B's - "Prisoners of the Lost Universe" is a classic tale of scientists in the wrong place at the wrong time. A trio of adventurers are teleported to the strange dimension of Vonya (which looks very much like the African plains where this film was shot, and where everyone speaks English).

June 22, 2019 - 10:45 am

Kids Summer Movie Series - E.B. White's classic children's story comes to the screen in this live-action adaptation with an all-star voice cast (Julia Roberts, Robert Redford, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Buscemi, Kathy Bates, Cedric the Entertainer and more).

June 22, 2019 - 10:30 am

Attack of the B's - The Italian production "Cosmos: War of the Planets" is a rich smorgasbord of questionable dubbing, low-budget special effects and sci-fi confusion.

June 29, 2019 - 10:45 am

Kids Summer Movie Series - Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary. But does Wonka have a hidden agenda?

June 29, 2019 - 10:30 am

Attack of the B's - In 1954's "Girl Gang," a group of teen girls fall under the influence of a sinister gangster; they're soon hooked on drugs, working as prostitutes, and committing robberies.

July 6, 2019 - 10:45 am

Kids Summer Movie Series - Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ornery ogre named Shrek, whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. He has to rescue Princess Fiona to get his home back -- but that's just the start of his problems.

July 6, 2019 - 10:30 am

Attack of the B's - No longer content to forage in the desert, a giant lizard (played by an actual gila monster stomping around on miniature sets) begins devouring motorists and train passengers before descending upon a small Texas town.

July 13, 2019 - 10:45 am

Kids Summer Movie Series - Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, "E.T". is a sci-fi adventure that captures that moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups.

July 13, 2019 - 10:30 am

Attack of the B's - In "The Flesh Merchant," originally released as "The Wild and the Wicked," a girl visits her sister in Hollywood with high hopes for a modeling career -- only to be tricked by a ruthless pimp into working in a brothel.

July 19, 2019 - 11:15 am

Presented by Key West Art and Historical Society - There is a point in the Straits of Florida where the glow from Key West fades, and the glow from Havana strengthens. Ernest Hemingway lived happily in Key West until the glow from Cuba beckoned him. This is a story of the two islands, cultures and people who shaped his life and his writing for more than 30 years.

July 20, 2019 - 10:45 am

Kids Summer Movie Series - Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious Puss in Boots was a hero. This is the story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend: The Boots.

July 20, 2019 - 10:30 am

Attack of the B's - Starring Hollywood legends Jim Davis ("Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter," TV's "Dallas") and Dorothy Malone ("The Big Sleep," "Creepshow 2"), this is a bizarre fantasy full of unique Claymation effects.

July 27, 2019 - 10:45 am

Kids Summer Movie Series - "The Iron Giant" drops from the sky and frightens a small town in Maine in 1958. Soon, though, it finds a human friend named Hogarth -- and ultimately finds its own version of humanity, selflessly helping the townspeople in spite of their fears and prejudices.

July 27, 2019 - 10:30 am

Attack of the B's - "Son of Ingagi," written by and starring Spencer Williams (Andy of "Amos and Andy"), is allegedly the first science fiction-horror film to feature an all-black cast.

August 3, 2019 - 10:45 am

Kids Summer Movie Series - From the imagination of Steven Spielberg, "The Goonies" plunges a band of small heroes into a swashbuckling quest beyond their wildest dreams. Goonies never say die!

August 3, 2019 - 10:30 am

Attack of the B's - In Roger Corman's classic horror-comedy from 1959, a nerdy busboy becomes an art-world star -- but his artistic process can be murder.



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