Orpheum’s summer series offers range of audience favorites
MEMPHIS, TN — A series of classic and other films dubbed “new classics” will be shown this summer at the 1928 Rapp & Rapp Memphis Orpheum. Selections include “Mary Poppins,” “The Godfather,” “Caddy Shack,” “The Sound of Music,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “E.T.,” and others.
“All of our films are classic films, some are certainly from the Golden Age of film, but even some like ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ or ‘Top Gun’ are on their way to being classic films,” said Kanette Rodgers, vice president of marketing and public relations for The Orpheum.
For more than 12 years, the theater has offered its film series, mostly of crowd-pleasing family favorites, though some have more of an edge to them. Rodgers said audiences who return year after year for the films typically determine the next year’s lineup.