So just how do films get to the Tampa Theatre screen? Our first-run films are booked by the smart, nice and overall wonderful Jan Klingelhofer with Pacific Film Resources. That’s her with me to the left underneath the Egyptian Theatre marquee at Sundance. Jan was on the Art House Convergence committee at Sundance and presented on a couple of panels.
She works with film distributors on behalf of Tampa Theatre and several other A-list art houses around the country. I book our classic film series directly with occasional help from Jan. The best way to describe it is a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle, between when the distributors want to open a film in Tampa and when we can accomodate them on our single screen along with concerts and community events.
If you’re interested in learning more about the wacky process, stayed tuned to tampatheatre.org. We’re working on getting Jan to come talk at our next members’ reception, probably in April.
Check back here soon…will be adding more Sundance snippets later.