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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).


In conjunction with our special exhibition Ocean Soul, the work of National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry, explore the oceans in these beloved films selected by marine photographers, biologists, conservation specialists and Museum staff.

Upcoming Film Friday Events

Film Friday - Flipper

Friday, May 22, 2015 6:00 PM

Flipper 

Selected by Dr. Randall Wells, Senior Scientist and Director of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program

(1962) Rated G, 87 minutes.

The surprise hit of 1963, Flipper is a thoroughly captivating outdoor adventure. Sandy Ricks, the young son of a Florida fisherman, nurses a wounded dolphin back to health. His father insists the rehabilitated dolphin be released, but – much to Sandy’s delight – that’s not the last they see of Flipper.


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 - 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Friday, May 29, 2015 6:00 PM

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 

Selected by Samantha Sprague, Curator of Education at the South Florida Museum

(1954) Rated G, 127 minutes.

This 1954 Disney version of Jules Verne's classic sea adventure features Kirk Douglas as a trouble-shooting 19th century seaman, trying to discover why so many whaling ships have been disappearing. Douglas sets sail to investigate and is promptly captured by the megalomaniac Captain Nemo who skippers a lavish, scientifically advanced submarine. 


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 - Disney Nature Oceans

Friday, June 05, 2015 6:00 PM

DisneyNature Oceans 

Selected by Snooty!

(2009) Rated G, 84 minutes.

Journey into the depths of a wonderland filled with mystery, beauty and power. Oceans takes an unprecedented look at the lives of elusive deep water creatures through their own eyes. Incredible state-of-the-art-underwater film-making will take your breath away.

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 - Deepsea Challenge

Friday, June 12, 2015 6:00 PM

James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 

Selected by Jessica Schubick, Curator of the Film Fridays series and Communications Manager at the South Florida Museum

(2014) Rated PG, 91 minutes.

For years he dreamed of diving to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot in the ocean. To make it happen, explorer and filmmaker James Cameron had to design and build his own vehicle. After years spent on research, design, and testing, one question remained: Could the sub survive the crushing pressure at 36,000 feet?


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 - Endless Summer

Friday, June 19, 2015 6:00 PM


Endless Summer 

Selected by Captain Eric Weather, Marine Biologist and fisheries specialist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

(1966) Rated PG, 95 minutes.

The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave. They end up finding quite a few – in addition to some colorful local characters – while visiting Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii and California.


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 Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Friday, June 26, 2015 6:00 PM


The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 

Selected by popular opinion – mentioned by more participants than any other film

(2004) Rated R, 118 minutes.

Bill Murray plays Steve Zissou, an eccentric and renowned oceanographer who has decided to seek out and enact mortal revenge on a shark that ate one of the men on his team. Adding whimsy to the film's aesthetic, the sea creatures and underwater scenes are filmed using stop-motion animation.


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.