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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.  

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.  

Pricing:              $5 General Admission
                          $3 Member Admission

Seating is limited; paid reservations are required. Please contact 941-746-4131, ext. 17 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.


Coming up next...

“Music & Movies” – most Fridays, July 11 – September 19 with music at 6 pm and screenings at 7 pm.


Enjoy watching your favorite American musicians on the big screen in these intriguing and insightful documentaries that will have your toes tapping and fingers snapping! Everyone from Elvis to Neil Young to the Ramones are featured in these rollicking portraits of American musical excellence.  Join us early for live music presented in partnership with Realize Bradenton, the Bradenton Downtown Development Authority, and the Del Couch Music Education Foundation!

Upcoming Film Friday Events

Film Friday - Muscle Shoals

Friday, August 01, 2014 6:00 PM

Muscle Shoals 

(2013) Rated PG, 111 minutes. Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Gregg Allman, Bono, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals' magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential today. 

Music Performance by David Smash.

Pricing: $5 General Admission, $3 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 - Twenty Feet From Stardom

Friday, August 08, 2014 6:00 PM

Twenty Feet from Stardom

(2013) Rated PG-13, 91 minutes. This 2014 Oscar™ winner for Best Documentary Feature pays homage to some of the unsung heroes of popular music – background vocalists. Featured artists include Darlene Love, Merry, Lisa Fischer, and the Waters Family – who have backed performers such as Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Tina Turner. 

Music Performance by The Glee Club.

Pricing: $5 General Admission, $3 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 - The Last Waltz

Friday, August 15, 2014 6:00 PM

The Last Waltz 

(1978) Rated PG, 117 minutes. Martin Scorsese's documentary of the 1976 final performance of the legendary Sixties rock group The Band is at once a show featuring some of the greatest rock performers of their generation and a bittersweet look back at an era that was just beginning to fade. Appearances by Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, and Emmylou Harris, an all-star tech crew and superb sound create what is considered to be of the best-looking and sounding rock films ever. 

Music Performance by The Billy Rice Band.

Pricing: $5 General Admission, $3 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 - Elvis: That's The Way It Is

Friday, August 22, 2014 6:00 PM

Elvis: That’s The Way It Is 

(1970) Rated PG, 97 minutes. After a decade on hiatus while making movies, Elvis Presley is back for a show-stopping concert in Vegas – and he’s got a fancy new jumpsuit to mark the occasion. Follow Elvis throughout the rehearsal process as he prepares for his big return to the stage. Includes performances of more than 25 classic hits including “Love Me Tender,” “All Shook Up” and “Suspicious Minds.” 

Music Performance by The Wright Band.

Pricing: $5 General Admission, $3 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 - Neil Young: Heart of Gold

Friday, August 29, 2014 6:00 PM

Neil Young: Heart of Gold 

(2006) Rated PG, 103 minutes. In the fall of 2005, Neil Young returned to the sound and style of his iconic 1972 album Harvest with Prairie Wind.  This modern classic documentary was shot during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. Proving that it's neither better to burn out nor fade away, Neil Young: Heart of Gold works both as a concert film and a meditation on mortality. 

Music Performance The Other Ryan Willis. 


Pricing: $5 General Admission, $3 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 - Shut Up & Sing

Friday, September 05, 2014 6:00 PM


Shut Up & Sing 

(2006) Rated R, 93 minutes. Between 1998 and 2002, it seemed the Dixie Chicks could do no wrong. Their first major-label album, Wide Open Spaces, was a smash hit, selling 12 million copies. Their concert tours were consistent sellouts, making them the most commercially successful female group in the history of the recording industry. Though ostensibly an intimate look at the Dixie Chicks after a politically controversial remark in 2003, the film achieves broader relevance by exploring how media, politics, and celebrities intertwine. 

Music Performance by Brooke Bonderer Band.

Pricing: $5 General Admission, $3 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 - End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones

Friday, September 12, 2014 6:00 PM

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones 

(2003) Not Rated (contains adult content), 110 minutes. In 1974 the New York City music scene was shocked into consciousness by a band of misfits from Queens called the Ramones. Playing in seedy Bowery bar to a small group of fellow struggling musicians, the band struck a chord of disharmony that rocked the foundation of the '70s music scene. 

Music Performance by Tony Tyler Band.

Pricing: $5 General Admission, $3 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 - Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser

Friday, September 19, 2014 6:00 PM

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser 

(1988) Rated PG-13, 90 minutes. From his childhood in New York City's San Juan Hill, Thelonious Monk grew up to become one of the most innovative jazz pianists of all time. Monk ushered in the bebop era of the 1940s and influenced such contemporary greats as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Concert footage and Interviews shed light on the character of the jazz giant. 

Music Performance by Intuit.


Pricing: $5 General Admission, $3 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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No Film Friday

Friday, September 26, 2014 6:00 PM

No Film Friday tonight... join us tomorrow for Dr. Geek's Science Fair! 

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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.