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Tropic Cinema’s Cinematheque Series specializes in historically important, experimental, avant-garde, and Art House films. It is part of the Tropic Cinema’s commitment to support independent cinema and the filmmakers who create it. We seek to bring you the best, smartest and most creative independent films every week.



Saying Goodbye to Scot Hoard

Scot Hoard has had the longest tenure of any staff member at Tropic Cinema but that time has now come to an end.  With a move to St. Pete, Scot is departing Key West and Tropic Cinema to move on to the next chapter in his life.  We want to thank Scot for his many years of service and his deep commitment to the mission of Tropic Cinema.  We wish him all the best in whatever comes next -- and we asked Lori Reid, Tropic Cinema’s long-time Theater Manager, to say a few things about Scot.



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June 25, 2017 - 1:30 pm

Exhibition onScreen - To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time.

June 27, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Exhibition onScreen - Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Edo, modern Tokyo.

July 19, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Concert Film Series - A National Screening Series Event - A Tribute to Jonathan Demme. In this concert film, the Talking Heads hardly talk, don't stop, and always make sense.

June 26, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Classic Movie Series: Summer of Love - Paul Groves (Peter Fonda), a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally (Susan Strasberg) has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John (Bruce Dern), a self-styled guru who's an advocate of LSD.

August 3, 2017 - 8:30 pm

Concert Film Series - In 1970 a train journeyed across Canada carrying some of the greatest rock bands of all time. This is what happened aboard the Festival Express.

June 24, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.

July 1, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - Storks have moved on from delivering babies to delivering packages. When an order for a baby appears by mistake, the best delivery stork must scramble to correct the error by delivering the baby.

July 8, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

July 15, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

July 22, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - Scientist Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

July 29, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club- Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.

August 5, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

August 12, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

June 24, 2017 - 10:30 am

Creature Feature - The fabled muscleman battles assorted monsters on his quest to reclaim his kingdom and the woman he loves.

June 28, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series- An eccentric mountain man on the run from the local sheriff recalls the mysterious events that brought him to his present fugitive state.



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