Franklin Street Block Party
To celebrate the return of the Black Love classics series, presented by TECO, this year the Theatre will host a Franklin Street Block Party from 1:00 to 3:00pm followed by the opening screening of Soul Food.
The Block Party is FREE and open to the public, and will feature local, Black-owned food trucks and vendors, plus music, giveaways, activities and information from neighbors and community partners including:
- Afribera Fashion
- Black Girl Hula Fitness
- Chef Shakespeare Caribbean Food
- City of Tampa Soulwalk
- Elijah Lee Fashion
- POParazzi Twinz Popcorn
- Posh Wicks
- Smudged Life Energy & Wellness
- Sula Too Publishing
- Tampa Snow Shave Ice
- Xplore Possibilities
For its third season, the series will begin a week early in order to feature five films – chosen in collaboration with the City of Tampa’s Community Engagement & Partnerships Department – that explore stories centered around the theme of “Faith, Food & Family” as told by Black filmmakers and diverse casts.
The Black Love Classic Movie Series is presented by TECO in collaboration with the City of Tampa’s Community Engagement & Partnerships Department. Additional support is provided by Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey and University of Tampa First-Year Studies. Promotional support is provided by WEDU-PBS.