Tropic Art Gallery

Tropic Volunteer and Staff Exhibition

Our new exhibit at the Tropic Art Gallery is a very special showcase: Tropic Cinema Volunteer and Staff Artwork! We are proud to feature the creative talents of the dedicated employees and volunteers who work at the Tropic box office, lobby and concessions. Join us on Thursday, June 27 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for an opening party and champagne reception, or stop by during the summer to check out the exhibit!


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!



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June 24, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - With a cast including John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson and Ricky Nelson, this classic tale of a Texas town under siege is "Howard Hawks's finest western, and perhaps his finest film."

June 26, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Tropic Summer Blockbusters - Join Flaming Buoy Filet Co. and the Tropic for Dinner and a Movie, or just catch the rollicking adventure that kicked off the cinematic world of Indiana Jones.

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 1, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - All July, the Tropic's Monday Night Classics series is celebrating 'Merica—the patriotic, the political and both the absurdities and glories of war. The series starts with legendary director David Lean's World War II epic.

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 8, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - Starring Peter Sellers as Captain Lionel Mandrake, Peter Sellers as President Merkin Muffley and Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove, the film is a jet-black comedy of bureaucracy, nuclear madness and the end of the world.

July 10, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Tropic Summer Blockbusters - Keep the Fourth of July vibes going and let the Tropic take your breath away with Tony Scott's 1986 dogfighting classic.

July 11, 2019 - 7:15 pm

The Cure, acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest live bands, take the stage on a perfect July evening in London’s Hyde Park to deliver a set of songs celebrating four decades of music making.

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 15, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - The 'Merica! series continues with Frank Capra's classic comedy/drama "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," which established James Stewart as both a leading man and an Everyman.

July 19, 2019 - 11:15 am

Presented by Key West Art and Historical Society - 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 22, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - An all-star action cast led by Steve McQueen and James Garner dramatizes the true story of the Allied POWs who broke out of the Nazis' "escape-proof" camp.

July 24, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Tropic Summer Blockbusters - Based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel, Spielberg's 1975 shark saga set the standard for the New Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water.

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.

July 29, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - The Tropic's July 'Merica! series concludes with one of the most beloved American films of all time: the Civil War epic "Gone with the Wind."

July 30, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Art & Artists Series - The Academy Award-winning director of "Spirited Away," "Princess Mononoke," and "My Neighbor Totoro" goes on a new adventure in this behind-the-scenes documentary with a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.

August 1, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies—the first to go global—when the previously unreleased complete June 17, 1991 concert from Giants Stadium comes to movie theaters worldwide.

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.

August 5, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - The Tropic's Monday Night Classics in August are all about Hot Pursuits—and the series starts with the nonstop, breathless chase of Alfred Hitchcock's classic "wrong man" thriller.

August 12, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - This 1967 Arthur Penn thriller made stars of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway—and helped establish the rule-breaking "New Hollywood" movement.

August 13, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Art & Artists Series - "Walking on Water" is an unprecedented look at the artist Christo’s remarkable process, from the inception through to the completion of his most recent massive-scale installation, "The Floating Piers."

August 14, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Tropic Summer Blockbusters - It's the original paranormal comedy hit that introduced the world to the Ectomobile, the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and the kind of behavior you don't generally see in a major appliance.

August 19, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - With a classic blues and soul soundtrack, a host of guest stars and a few hundred car wrecks, "The Blues Brothers" goes the extra 106 miles to become the ultimate Hot Pursuit movie.

August 26, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - The Tropic's August series of Hot Pursuits concludes with Frank Capra's acclaimed screwball comedy, the first film ever to be honored with all five major Oscars.

August 27, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Art & Artists Series - In the animated wonder "Chico & Rita," music and desire unite the title couple as they chase their dreams -- and each other -- from Havana to New York to Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas.

August 28, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Tropic Summer Blockbusters - The series comes to a fitting conclusion with Bruce Lee's swan song, and one of the greatest kung fu films of all time.

September 10, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Art & Artists Series - Still working at age 94, Kevin Roche is an enigma: a man with no interest in fame who refuses retirement and continually looks to the future regardless of age.

September 24, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Art & Artists Series - Alexander Sokurov’s spellbinding masterpiece is a multi-award winning film consisting of one, single unbroken camera shot that moves through 33 rooms of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum.



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