“Filmed In Florida” Movie Series

All movies will be shown on Thursdays at 2:00 PM.

July 25 – Hoot
(Rated PG; run time 1:31; 2006; New Line Cinema)
♦ Florida filming locations: Boca Grande, Ft. Lauderdale, and Gasparilla Island.
Synopsis: A young man moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he’s compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls. Starring Logan Lerman, Luke Wilson, Brie Larson.

August 22 – Dolphin Tale
(Rated PG; run time 1:53; 2011; Warner Bros.)
♦ Florida filming locations: Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Oldsmar.
Synopsis: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. Starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr.

September 26 – Cop and a Half
(Rated PG; run time 1:37; 1995; Universal Pictures)
♦ Florida filming locations: Tampa and Dade City.
Synopsis: After witnessing a murder, a young boy named Devon refuses to testify unless he is given the chance to be a policeman. Starring Burt Reynolds, Ruby Dee, Norman D. Golden II. Directed by Henry Winkler.

October 24 – Edward Scissorhands
(Rated PG-13; run time 1:45; 1990; Twentieth Century Fox)
♦ Florida filming locations: Lakeland, Land O’ Lakes, Lutz, Wesley Chapel, and Dade City.
Synopsis: The solitary life of an artificial man – who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands – is upended when he is taken in by a suburban family. Starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Diane Wiest. Directed by Tim Burton.

November 21 – Matinee
(Rated PG; run time 1:39; 1993; Universal Pictures)
♦ Florida filming locations: Key West, Cocoa, and Orlando.
Synopsis: A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalizes on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the B-movie. Starring John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty.

December 26 – Tomorrowland
(Rated PG; run time 2:10; 2015; Walt Disney Pictures)
♦ Florida filming locations: Titusville, New Smyrna Beach, Altamonte Springs, and Lake Buena Vista.
Synopsis: Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory. Starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie.


Titles and dates are subject to change.