Upcoming Special Events

Rear Window

January 20, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - Our January series of famous Oscar snubs continues with one of Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart's finest, most suspenseful collaborations.

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Moynihan

January 21, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Join the Tropic Cinema and special guest Richard Eaton for a screening of "Moynihan," a documentary that Variety says "takes the full, fascinating measure of the charismatic maverick that Moynihan was."

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Kalachakra: The Enlightenment

January 22, 2020 - 6:30 pm

A group of Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery have joined us in Key West for a stop on the Sacred Art Tour -- we invite you to meet them at the Tropic for a Tibetan Reception and the showing of an inspiring movie of the Tibetan people, their rituals, and their culture. 

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Waves

January 23, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - With a carefully chosen soundtrack and echoes of both "Moonlight" and Terence Malick, "Waves" is an immersive, sensory experience that delves to the heart of what "family" means.

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Grease Sing-A-Long

January 25, 2020 - 8:00 pm

Cult Classics - Calling all Pink Ladies and T-Birds! Tropic Cinema presents a special sing-along screening of the feel-good movie musical "Grease," complete with lyrics to follow along on the big screen. Don't forget your costume!

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The 11th Hour

January 26, 2020 - 6:30 pm

4 Nights 4 Justice - "The 11th Hour" is the last moment when change is possible. This film, presented by Leonardo DiCaprio, explores how we've arrived at this moment, and where we go from here.

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Touch of Evil

January 27, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - Our January series of infamous Oscar snubs concludes with Orson Welles's down-and-dirty return to films after a decade away from Hollywood.

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Babette’s Feast with Master Sommelier Doug Frost

January 28, 2020 - 6:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome back Doug Frost—one of only three people in the world to have achieved Master Sommelier and Master of Wine distinctions—for a special screening of Gabriel Axel's Oscar-winning 1987 masterpiece.

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The Kingmaker

January 30, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - Centered on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, Lauren Greenfield's new documentary examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family's improbable return to power in the Philippines.

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Tropic Cinema’s Oscars Rebooted

February 9, 2020 - 8:00 pm

The 92nd Academy Awards are upon us and the Tropic Cinema is the place to be! Watch with Landon Bradbary and 150 of your closest friends, or follow the action on all four of our screens.

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Bikes vs. Cars

February 16, 2020 - 5:30 pm

4 Nights 4 Justice - The 2019-20 series concludes with this fascinating urban-cycling documentary, plus a Q&A with Tim Staub, Key West's Multimodal Transportation Coordinator, and a bonus bike ride from the White Street Pier to the Tropic!

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Southern Circuit Tour: Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

February 23, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Southern Circuit Tour - This feature documentary explores the life of a unique American artist with a remarkable and unlikely biography. Bill Traylor was born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in rural Alabama, but didn't start producing art until he was in his 80s.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

March 2, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Tennessee Williams Birthday Month Celebration - The Tropic is partnering with Key West Art and Historical Society to celebrate the life of one of Key West's most famous literary figures throughout March, with our series of Tennessee Williams film adaptations.

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Baby Doll

March 9, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Tennessee Williams Birthday Month Celebration - The Tropic is partnering with Key West Art and Historical Society to celebrate Tennessee Williams all March. The series continues with this steamy adaptation of the playwright's "27 Wagons Full of Cotton."

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Gaslight

March 11, 2020 - 6:00 pm

NOW Women’s Film Festival – “Gaslight” opens the inaugural season for the Key West NOW Women’s Film Festival. An extraordinary 1944 psychological thriller starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer, this film will answer the question, “Where did the term ‘to gaslight’ originate?”

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The Rose Tattoo

March 16, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Tennessee Williams Birthday Month Celebration - The Tropic and the Key West Art and Historical Society present a uniquely Key West-connected film: "The Rose Tattoo," filmed in large part right next door to Williams's house on Duncan Street. 

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Whale Rider

March 18, 2020 - 6:00 pm

NOW Women’s Film Festival – The NOW Women’s Film Festival closes its inaugural season with “Whale Rider,” the story from New Zealand of a young Maori girl breaking tradition as she strives to inherit a tribal leadership role restricted to boys. Nominated for several Academy Awards, winning Best Foreign Film.

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This Property is Condemned

March 23, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Tennessee Williams Birthday Month Celebration - The Tropic and the Key West Art and Historical Society conclude our series of Tennessee Williams films with this star-studded Southern Gothic drama featuring Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Charles Bronson and more. 

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Southern Circuit Tour: Picture Character

March 29, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Southern Circuit Tour - The rapid rise of emoji (Japanese for “picture character”) is a global phenomenon without precedent. Directors Martha Shane and Ian Cheney lead viewers on a deep dive into the ever evolving world of emoji, from their humble beginnings to mobile keyboards everywhere.

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Southern Circuit Tour: You Gave Me A Song

April 26, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Southern Circuit Tour - From director Kenny Dalsheimer, this new documentary offers an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music.

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