Join us at the beautiful and historic Tampa Theatre to watch "Babe," a critically-acclaimed film for kids of all ages that was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It won the award for Best Visual Effects. The American Film Institute has placed "Babe" # 80 on its list of America's Most Inspiring Movies. The synopsis of the film at the Tampa Theatre website states, "In this touching story of triumph, a shy Yorkshire piglet doesn’t quite know his place in the world until Farmer Hoggett (Oscar nominee James Cromwell) wins him at the county fair. The little pig is quickly adopted by the resident border collie and discovers that he can be anything he wants to be – even a champion 'sheep-pig.' " One movie critic said of this film, "One of the five greatest family films ever made. Possibly the best. Pure magic." http://tampatheatre.org/family-favorites-series/
Watch the trailer and read reviews of the film: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1065598-babe/
On-street parking is free in the vicinity of the theater on the weekend. http://tampatheatre.org/visit/directions-parking/
We will meet in the lobby by the water fountain at 1:45 pm.
If you arrive early, you can enjoy the Downtown Tampa Sunday Market in the street in front of the Tampa Theatre. http://www.tampadowntownmarket.com/about-the-market.aspx
While at the market, stop by and see our friends, Eric and Jessica, at The Cuppin Cake Truck where they sell cupcakes. Ask for the vegan flavor of the day (not all cupcakes are vegan) and enjoy delicious, cruelty-free cupcakes. https://www.facebook.com/TheCuppinCakeTruck
Stop by to see Steve at Whatever Pops and enjoy a popsicle made of fruits and veggies. https://www.facebook.com/WhateverPops
If you want lunch before the movie, there are several places downtown for lunch including Pizza Fusion -- http://pizzafusion.com/tampa021/ -- where they have several delicious vegan pizza options to choose from.