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Liam’s Preschool {Little Gators} Graduation

I cannot believe that a whole school has flown by! It seemed like just yesterday I dropped my Little Lion Man off for his first day of preschool.  Liams Preschool {Little Gators} Graduation In the beginning, I had such guilt about my baby attending part-time preschool. Months later, now I have guilt about changing preschools in the fall for a center closer to home.

The mama guilt never ends.

2014051595094314 Liams Preschool {Little Gators} GraduationThe joyful mama tears never end either.

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For the graduation ceremony, the high school students who operate the preschool made each child their caps and gowns.

 Liams Preschool {Little Gators} GraduationThe tops of the mortar boards named what each child wanted to be when they grew up. Titles like “mermaid”, “mom”, “teacher”, “spaceman”, graced the top of the caps, but Little Lion Man chose to “Firefighter”.

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This small ceremony also honored the graduating high school seniors who spent several years devoting so much love and time into running the program.

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During the reception, the teachers also handed out superlatives and named Liam “best dressed”, which made me giggle. It must be his surfer blonde locks that earned him that award.

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As part of the ceremony, the children sang a song which has been sung at all three preschool graduations. Hearing this song again so many years after Emmalynn’s graduation gave me such a lump in my throat.

But it was the scrapbook full of Liam’s crafts and photos throughout the year that brought on the real waterworks.

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We will truly miss Little Gators preschool, the many memories and the many blessings it brought us.

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MOMS’ NIGHT OUT: The Movie and My Motherhood Musings #MNOmovie #MNO2014

Having been a mom for close to 13 years and served as lead mom for a local moms group for almost as long, I empathize with the guilt that some moms experience with going out for just one night, even if it’s just for a few hours.

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I understand how women dream about being moms then feel let down or unfilled by days full of poop-filled diapers, or even losing a child or never being able to conceive at all.

It’s o.k. to be sad. It’s perfectly fine to feel less than perfect, because each of us knows that motherhood is far from perfection. When did life ever promise a perfect ending?

As moms, we try our best every day to provide just the simple basics for our family. Sometimes we scream and “have a moment”. Other days, we lose it often and other days we get it right. We’ll barely survive one day just to do it all again tomorrow. We secretly pray for a better tomorrow to be a viewed as a hero instead of a villain by our children.

Motherhood can be elation and depression all at once.

As any mother veteran will tell you, for a small window of time each day, it is absolutely essential to do something for yourself before you lose yourself in the chaos of motherhood. Find what makes you happy and hold onto it and enjoy every fleeting moment.

My happy “me time” is running, blogging and the occasional MNO with my mommy friends. The other night, some friends and I took a break from our maddening mommy worlds and entered the world of four moms in different places of motherhood: the mommy blogger of three young children, a pastor’s wife and mother of a teenage, the best friend and mommy of toddler twins and the very young SIL single mom of an infant. Each faked motherhood and struggled just as much as the next, but one thing was certain. They all needed a break.

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The movie mirrored my mommy friends (SAHMs and WAHMs) and me. We laughed over the silly idiosyncrasies and cried over the similarities to our own fears of failing our children. With the addition of a pastor’s wife there was a faith-based aspect to the plot, but not the focus of the film. (Motherhood is a beautiful mess. God loves your beautiful mess. So why can’t you love you?)

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The important message to take away from the movie is to remember you are not alone. Despite loving our husbands and our children unconditionally, we occasionally have this sad, twisted empty emotion inside us. Every mom everywhere has felt that emotion one point and no matter how laced-up , buttoned-up and beautiful someone’s life may appear on the outside, they’ve felt it on the inside too.

To all the moms, when that emptiness hits, just remember you are never alone.  When your husband travels and you’re trapped under a pile of dirty laundry, dirty dishes and dirty diapers, you are never alone.  You may need to call a rescue party to find you, but a true friend will definitely deliver the life line you need.  Let them lift your spirits and lift you out of the funk you feel.

If you feel depressed, call someone. Plan a dinner date or a coffee chat to reconnect to another adult. Join a book club, wine club or a women’s bible study. Take a moment for you and be o.k. with it. Remove the guilt. Your family needs you to be happy just as much as they need to be happy.

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And just remember, it’s not babysitting when you leave your kids with their dad. That’s called being a parent. His job is important too.

And while we’re talking about Dad’s role in the chaos of parenthood, husbands should never, ever, ever travel on Mother’s Day. (Shame on you, Sean!) That’s the mother of all days for a mom to take a break; so Dad, be there and be present for Mom.

MNO movie MOMS NIGHT OUT: The Movie and My Motherhood Musings #MNOmovie #MNO2014I was inspired to share a motherhood reflection post after hosting a National Mom’s Nite Out 2014 MOMS’ NIGHT OUT Mommy Party movie viewing party which is now playing in theaters everywhere. For tickets and show times, visit MOMS’ NIGHT OUT online.  Follow MOMS’ NIGHT OUT on FacebookTwitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Visit the MOMS’s NIGHT OUT YouTube channel for trailers, interviews and other fun videos.

About the film: Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, theyneed their husbands to watch the kids for three hours—what could go wrong? MOMS’ NIGHT OUT is an endearing true-to-life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called parenting.

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New Holiday Card Collections and Photo Gifts from Shutterfly {Giveaway}

Disclaimer:  I received product compensation from Shutterfly and Resourceful Mommy Media in exchange for my honest review and a giveaway.  The opinions shared are my own.

It’s that time of year when my Facebook newsfeed streams with friends Christmas portraits.  The perfect pose and the perfect color combination with beautiful smiles to bring holiday cheer to friends and family.

When crafting those family portraits, we spend hours finding the right color coordinated ensemble to produce perfectly colorful and gorgeous pictures.  I pray my children and husband refrain from fussing and smiling cheesy grimacing grins.  After all, all we need is one photo for our holiday card and photo gifts.

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Although the portraits may be stressful and hard work to product, shopping for holiday cards with Shutterfly will put the merry back in Christmas. 
Shutterfly takes the grimace and hard work out of holiday cards and photo gifts.  All you need to do is upload your smiles.

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For the 2013 holiday season, Shutterfly offers new card design styles such as a 5×7 folded tri fold & back of card designs.

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Shutterfly also offers Classic cards with traditional colors, iconic illustrations, inspirational sentiments, snowflakes and monogram.

Classic New Holiday Card Collections and Photo Gifts from Shutterfly {Giveaway}

If you prefer more contemporary cards, Shutterfly provides fun trend forward colors with texture and layering and the use water color techniques, shine and glitter. With several fun collages cards to choose from, Instagram pictures are perfect for this style.

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There are so many beautiful styles of Shutterfly cards to choose.  In the Whimsy category, you can select cards where humor and nostalgia meet for fun holiday sentiments.

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Merry and Bright cards showcase color and having fun.

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For more faith filled sentiments, choose Religious cards with metallic type treatments.

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And as in previous years, Shutterfly offers a variety of Photo Basics to from such multiple colors, vertical type, family name highlights.

Photo gifts make perfect presents for family members.

Shutterfly Photo Gifts New Holiday Card Collections and Photo Gifts from Shutterfly {Giveaway}

Instead of a photo album, give personalized pillow or phone case for the iPhone or Galaxy user.  Shop Shutterfly for your <holiday cards and photo gifts this season.

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Shutterfly PILLOW New Holiday Card Collections and Photo Gifts from Shutterfly {Giveaway}One lucky Run DMT reader will win an exclusive $50 off total order (plus free shipping) code from Shutterfly. Giveaway ends by 11/26.

To enter, visit Shutterfly Holiday Cards and comment below with the name of your favorite card design.

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Disclaimer: I have received information and products from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks

Actress and mom Alyson Hannigan, best known for her role on the Emmy award-winning show How I Met Your Mother, sparked the SMILING IT FORWARD™ campaign when she shared a photo of her daughters to the TYLENOL® Smile Gallery.  With her photo , Alyson demonstrated the ease of SMILING IT FORWARD™ and how each of us can help the Children’s Health Fund by by simply sharing that photo that makes you smile at

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For more than 50 years, the makers of TYLENOL® have been helping to bring “feel better” smiles to generations of children. Through SMILING IT FORWARD™, TYLENOL® aims to garner 100,000 smiles in order to help the 85,000 low-income urban and rural children who are served by Children’s Health Fund each year.

Watching my children suffer when they feel poorly from fever, riddles me with worry.  Once the fever subsides and they smile that first “feel better” smile, I breathe a sigh of relief and smile too.  Upon hearing how simple it is to help children who depend on Children’s Health Fund, I wanted to do my part by sharing a photo that makes me smile.


Therefore, I’m SMILING IT FORWARD™ with one of my favorite summer time photos  because I want to help bring a feel better smile to a child in need.  I want other parents dependent on the Children’s Health Fund for healthcare needs to breathe a sigh of relief and smile in response to their child’s first feel good smile.

Please join me in the SMILING IT FORWARD™ movement. Participation is simple.  Visit between September 17 and January 31, 2014 and upload your photo.  By sharing a photo that makes you smile, TYLENOL® will make a $1 donation to Children’s Health Fund (up to $100,000).

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The Taylor Family Takes a Tech Timeout

Disclosure: My family and I pledged to take a Tech Timeout in conjunction with a sponsored post through the Moms Bloggers Club Network and Foresters.  I received compensation in exchange for my honest opinions and experience.

Have you ever uttered the words, “My life is in my phone?”

As a blogger, I am tethered to my phone like an umbilical cord.  All my information, news, gossip, contacts, etc are contained in one device.  My oldest daughter, my husband and friends constantly text me.

I tweet…a lot.

I Facebook way too much.

I Instagram and crop gorgeous photos into nifty little square images.

I love Pinterest.

I run virtual races.

I “check in” to help promote businesses but also because all the cool kids Yelp and Four Square and I l must retain my reigning titles as Duchess of our favorite places.  It’s all about the virtual bling.


It’s a sad reality.  In my world, my life is in my phone.

My name is Denise and I am a social media addict.

As an intervention, my family and I signed a pledge to take a Tech Timeout to cut the umbilical cord and snip away the life line from my virtual social media world for one hour.  By taking the Tech Timeout pledge, we would plug back into the lives that really matter.

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Taking a Tech Timeout pledge was quite a challenge because I’m not the only one in my home who is tethered to a device.  My older children communicate with their teachers via websites and email and complete assignments online.  Plus all three of my children stare at tablets and other hand-held electronic devices.  My three-old loves playing games on Mommy’s iPad especially when we’re dining at restaurants.

To survive a Tech Timeout and detox from technology, I would have to get punitive creative, once homework was completed, of course.  We already have a rule: “No phones or tablets at the table.  Dinner time is a time to talk and share our days.”

But in my mind, I needed to take the Tech Timeout pledge one step further.

Therefore, this week after school, my children read books, real books not tablets with Kindles.

Remember those lovely smelling fibrous objects with bindings to palm in your hand?  Do remember how lovely it was to bend back a book and really get into a story physically and mentally?

I even checked out a book from the library. Mind you, its large print because my eyes are used to expanded text on my iPad.

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My family and I will continue to take a Tech Timeout to read old-fashioned books.  This week, we’ll also take walks and go for runs as a family.

How about you?  Will you take a Tech Timeout to reconnect with your loved ones?

Sign the Tech Timeout pledge here or download the pledge form.

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Need some ideas for a Tech Timeout?  Try spending hour doing one of these 50 Tech Timeout activities.

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50 Things to Do This Summer {2013}

  1. Visit the beach to soak up as much sand and sun as possible and possibly even visit Sanibel again.
  2. Return to the TradeWinds. 50 Things to Do This Summer {2013}
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  3. Plan a sunset picnic on the beach.
  4. Decorate a frame with seashells.
  5. Have an in-home impromptu summer spa party.
  6. Have a tea party.
  7. Play oodles of board games.
  8. Make root beer floats.
  9. Make homemade ice cream.
  10. Make popsicles.
  11. Catch a drive-in movie.
  12. See a free (or almost free) summer movie.
  13. Go bowling.
  14. Visit Busch Gardens and Adventure Island.IMG 1128 1024x682 50 Things to Do This Summer {2013}
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  15. See the new Antarctica exhibit at SeaWorld.
  16. Visit Winter.
  17. Plan a day trip to the Loggerhead Marine Life Center.
  18. Visit the Dunedin Children’s Art Museum.
  19. Visit the Glazier Museum and/or Great Explorations
  20. Catch a Storm, Rays or Threshers game for family fun day and fireworks.emma rays 50 Things to Do This Summer {2013}
  21. Have a car wash.
  22. Make sidewalk chalk paint.
  23. See if it’s truly hot enough this summer to fry an egg on the on the sidewalk.
  24. Build a pizza box solar oven and make s’mores.
  25. Build a rain gauge.
  26. Grow and release butterflies and ladybugs. 50 Things to Do This Summer {2013}
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  27. Go geocaching.
  28. Make homemade bubble solution and bubble wands.
  29. Have a sprinkler rampage and kiddie pool party.
  30. Build pool noodle marble tracks.
  31. Swim and splash around at any and all of our spray grounds. 50 Things to Do This Summer {2013}
  32. Play swimming pool Scrabble.
  33. Go for a nighttime swim with glow bracelets.
  34. Study the constellations with some summer star gazing.
  35. Visit a planetarium.
  36. Go Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) tour and canoeing.IMAG1790 50 Things to Do This Summer {2013}
  37. Go fishing.
  38. Stop by Brooker Creek Preserve or Weedon Island to play in the hands-on center and enjoy story time.
  39. Participate in the various summer reading programs through our local library and Barnes & Nobles.
  40. Make a Father’s Day gift for Daddy.
  41. Run the Lutz Independence Day 5K. 50 Things to Do This Summer {2013}
  42. Watch the Lutz Independence Day Parade and enjoy the fair.
  43. Read a children’s classic to my kids, such as Wind in the Willows, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH or The Westing Game or The Giver.
  44. Collect canned goods for a homeless shelter.
  45. Plan a gleaning event at local u-pick farm.
  46. Visit the Lakeland Farmer’s Market and enjoy beignets for brunch at the Poor Porker.
  47. Return to Keel and Curley for the Uncorked concert series.
  48. Play miniature golf.
  49. Create summer vacation memory jars.
  50. Cherish every summer memory.

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My summer list keeps growing.  Like my Summer Fun Pinterest Board to see what other fun things we’re planning this summer.

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Music Monday: Best Day of Your Life

Allana graduates from fifth grade today.

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It seems like yesterday when she graduated preschool.

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Allana has grown into this amazing young lady.  My once timid cautious shy child rode a roller coaster several roller coasters for the first time the other day.

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This adventurous preteen enjoys trying new foods as well, although steak and sweets are still her favorite.

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Allana has an amazing spirit that draws people to her.  She’s a born leader with a kind, caring mothering touch.

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Although middle school years can be tough and trying, I really do look forward to eighth grade Allana when she graduates from middle school.  I’m sure she will be just as even more wonderful, brilliant and beautiful.

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For Music Mondays, I’m now teaming up with my good friend and fellow Marathon Mama, Chrissy.

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Visit Xmas Dolly and Jade Louise Designs for more Music Monday.

Thankful for the Kindness of Strangers

This past Sunday, my oldest daughter and I experienced stand up paddle boarding (SUP) together for the first time.  We explored the brackish waters of Crystal River and searched for manatees with our friends.  It was a wonderful day trip and one that deserves a full post review (to follow shortly), however, this post is dedicated to the kind people who helped Allana and me.

Once we reached the springs, Allana and I took the moment to take in gorgeous view and snack on the blueberry Larabars that that I packed which contained cashews.  Unbeknownst to me, Allana is severely allergic to cashews and she immediately went into anaphylactic shock.  Her throat itched; her breathing became labored.  She began to swell and turn beet red with hives all over her body.  After only ingesting one small bite, our fun adventure now turned into an emergency situation.

Due to my walnut allergy and my other daughter’s allergy to bee stings, I normally carry two EpiPens, but I left them back in the car along with allergy medication.  I asked our guide if he had a first aid kit containing Benadryl or an EpiPen, but he did not.  I quickly paddled over to a dive boat within sight and asked for first aid, but they did not have any medication on board either.

Then, I spotted a boat idling past and I flagged them down to ask for a ride back to the public park where we launched our paddle boards.  With 14 mph winds, I knew I didn’t have the strength nor the time to spare.  Thankfully, they graciously offered assistance.

I share this story hoping someone in the six degrees of separation in this big blogosphere may know Gary and Amy of Crystal River. (Other than they have two children a boy and girl ages 3 and 4, that’s the only information I have.) Please let them know Allana is safe and we are truly grateful for their kindness.

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Pinning and Planning – April 29 (and giveaway)

PinningPlanning RunDMT Pinning and Planning   April 29 (and giveaway)What’s that quote about “the best-laid plans”?  That was me last week.  I was so excited about the Yelptucky Derby , attending my first Yelp event and having excuse to get all dressed up to wear a fancy hat.  Then my kids got sick.

Our parents have comprised immune systems so we can’t have them babysit when the kids are sick and run the risk of exposing them to whatever our kids caught.  Instead, I sadly hung up my fancy hat to play nursemaid.  Of course, that also meant the meals I planned had to be postponed as my kids only wanted toast and cuddles from mama.

Thankfully, everyone felt better by Saturday so Allana and I could attend her Girl Scout Troop’s Run 4 Respect and the Keel and Curley Blueberry Festival.  We picked berries and enjoyed some wine.  Stay tuned for photos and blueberry themed recipes!

M – Pasta Shells with Tomatoes and Mozzerella Cheese

T – Sautéed Tilapia with Lemon-Peppercorn Pan Sauce on Couscous with Roasted Asparagus

W – Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Th – Pulled BBQ Pork Sandwiches and Low Fat Classic Coleslaw

F - Pizza

What’s on your dinner menu plan this week?

And to help with menu planning, portion control and tracking it all, I’m giveaway a FitBit Zip, fitbook, a sleek red digital glass scale and a red and white polka dot reisenthel tote. Enter to below! Giveaway ends 5/6/13 at midnight EST.

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Tampa Theatre Presents Family Favorite Classic Movie Series – Now Playing: The Princess Bride

Disclaimer: My family and I received tickets to the Tampa Theatre’s showing of The Princess Bride in exchange for my review of our experience.  I received no compensation and the opinions shared in this post are my own.

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 Tampa Theatre Presents Family Favorite Classic Movie Series   Now Playing: The Princess Bride

When the Tampa Theatre invited us to experience a presentation of one of our favorite films, The Princess Bride, I immediately responded, “As yooooou wiiiiishhhhh.”

I truly love the Tampa Theatre and now with their new Family Favorites classic movie series, my children will grow to adore and appreciate this historic treasure in downtown Tampa which has awed families for nearly a century.

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As we waited for our tour to begin, we were told to “Watch for R.O.U.S. (Rodents of Unusual Size)”, which is very good advice, especially in a theatre that is rumor to be haunted, a fact I learned during our tour of the Tampa Theatre.

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After our tour, I met the Dread Pirate Roberts in the concession line and I introduced myself.  “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die”, though neither the Dread Pirate Roberts nor this gentleman did anything such thing.  Thankfully, no one died in the concession line and we both lived to enjoy the film and our popcorn and beer refreshments.

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 Tampa Theatre Presents Family Favorite Classic Movie Series   Now Playing: The Princess Bride

Even without all the pirates and royalty roaming about, one step in the Tampa Theatre and you are instantly transported into an era of glamour and romance.  With its draped balconies, gargoyles, angels without arms (Dr. Who would be pleased.) and rows of red velvet seats, it is the perfect setting for a magical tale such as The Princess Bride.  Although we own a copy of the movie on DVD, no flat LCD television can compete with the large projection screen housed in this castle-like show palace atmosphere.

Prior to this showing, my youngest daughter did not recall the movie, but loved it all the same.  Fondly, she will always remember the kissing tale, sword fighting fencing revenge story with great escapes, chases, a giant and true love all brought to life on the big screen by the miracle that is the Tampa Theatre.

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The Family Favorite Classic Movie Series shows start at 2 p.m. on Sundays and run from April 7 – May 19.  Tampa Theatre offers a discounted kids’ ticket price for this series in the hopes to appeal families looking for an affordable weekend outing in downtown Tampa. The films in Family Favorite Classic Movie Series include:

  • Babe (1995) – April 14
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) – April 21
  • Annie (1982) – April 28
  • The Muppet Movie (1979) – May 5
  • The Neverending Story (1984) –  May 12
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – May 19

 Tampa Theatre Presents Family Favorite Classic Movie Series   Now Playing: The Princess Bride

Tickets for the Family Favorites Classic Movie Series are $9 for adults and $7 for children at the box office or online ($2 convenience fee applies). The series is presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, with media sponsorship by Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.  For more information, visit


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