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Sunday: Noon to 5 pm

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FILMS (almost) EVERY FRIDAY


South Florida Museum is pleased to present Film Fridays, our exciting film program presenting the best movies you've (n)ever seen – most Fridays* at 6pm.  

Pricing:              $7 General Admission
                          $5 Member Admission

Don’t forget to join us early for our selection of beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks available for purchase.  

Please note: The theater may be cold, sweaters or jackets are recommended.  


Seating is limited; paid reservations are required. 

Please contact 941-746-4131, ext. 13 for reservations and information.

Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).



Great Minds Fridays at 6 pm, January 9 – March 20 

Enjoy these documentaries highlighting an array of brilliant figures in the fields of arts and sciences. These films explore the contributions, insights, discoveries and complexities of some of the greatest thinkers, artists, and minds of our time.


Upcoming Film Friday Events

Film Friday - Transcendent Man

Friday, January 30, 2015 6:00 PM


Transcendent Man 

(2011) PG-13, 96 minutes.

This exciting film gets inside the mind of the award-winning scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil. The film outlines his theory of singularity—the point when change occurs so rapidly that humans will need to merge with technology to keep up—while also chronicling Kurzweil’s history, his myriad accomplishments (including 24 U.S. patents), and his unique vision of the future.


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

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Film Friday - Sketches of Frank Gehry

Friday, February 06, 2015 6:00 PM


Sketches of Frank Gehry 

(2006) PG-13, 83 minutes.

The signature style of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry is explored by Academy Award winning director Sydney Pollack. This affectionate, casually framed portrait of the acclaimed architect reveals him to be an engaging, likeable subject. Features visits to four of Gehry’s buildings, as well as interview with Friends, artists, critics, and curators.


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

Click Here to Purchase Tickets 


Film Friday - The Loving Story

Friday, February 13, 2015 6:00 PM


The Loving Story (2012) Not Rated, 77 minutes.

This moving, Emmy and Peabody Award winning documentary conveys the inspiring story of two young people in love, the brilliant lawyers who took on their case, and the national uproar and unprecedented Supreme Court case that followed. In 1958, a white man married his part-black, part-Cherokee fiancee. The newlyweds - Richard and Mildred Loving - were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of “miscegenation.” 


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

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Film Friday - Tim's Vermeer

Friday, February 20, 2015 6:00 PM


Tim’s Vermeer 

(2013) PG-13, 80 minutes.

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically -150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. 


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

Click Here to Purchase Tickets 


Film Friday - I Have Never Forgotten You

Friday, February 27, 2015 6:00 PM


I Have Never Forgotten You 

(2007) PG-13, 105 minutes.

This heart-rending film concerns Simon Wiesenthal, a concentration camp survivor released in 1945. When Wiesenthal returned to the outside world, he vowed to bring to justice as many of the perpetrators of the Nazi atrocity as he could find. His overarching goal was not cold-blooded revenge, but the need to free future generations from the dark shadow of the Nazi threat.


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

Click Here to Purchase Tickets 


Film Friday - Bobby Fischer Against the World

Friday, March 06, 2015 6:00 PM


Bobby Fischer Against the World 

(2011) PG, 93 minutes.

In 1972, America was chess-obsessed. The Soviet Union used chess to demonstrate its intellectual superiority to the West, but along came a young, lone American. Bobby Fischer was better known than any other man in the world. But relentless attention, political pressure and a monomaniacal focus on chess led to his undoing.


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

Click Here to Purchase Tickets 


Film Friday - Searching For Sugar Man

Friday, March 13, 2015 6:00 PM


Searching for Sugar Man 

(2012) PG-13, 86 minutes.

In 1968, two producers went to a downtown Detroit bar to see an unknown recording artist – a charismatic Mexican-American singer/songwriter named Rodriguez. They were immediately bewitched, subsequently producing the album Cold Fact with him. Despite good reviews, Cold Fact was a commercial disaster and marked the end of Rodriguez’s recording career.


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

Click Here to Purchase Tickets 


Film Friday - 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

Friday, March 20, 2015 6:00 PM


10 Questions for the Dalai Lama 

(2007) Not Rated, 85 minutes.

Part biography, part philosophy, part adventure and part politics, this is the story of the Dalai Lama, as told and filmed by Rick Ray during a private visit to his monastery in Dharamsala, India over the course of several months. Also included is rare historical footage as well as footage supplied by individuals who filmed with hidden cameras within Tibet. 


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

Click Here to Purchase Tickets 


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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.