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Memphis Orpheum Theatre's list of events for June 2014

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Christina Torres, Press Relations Manager for the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis has authorized this posting of the events scheduled for June 2014 at the theatre.

TITLE: BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

EVENT TYPE: Summer Movie Series, Sponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union

DESCRIPTION: Struggling writer Paul Varjak moves into a New York apartment building and becomes intrigued by his pretty, quirky neighbor Holly Golightly, played by Audrey Hepburn. In public Holly flits through parties with a sexy, sophisticated air, but when alone she changes into a sweetly vulnerable bundle of neuroses.

DATES: Thursday, June 5th, 2014 7:00 PM

TITLE: NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION

EVENT TYPE: Summer Movie Series, Sponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union

DESCRIPTION: The wacky Griswold clan is hell-bent on getting to their favorite theme park, Walley World. Naturally, Murphy's Law kicks in the minute they embark on their ill-fated cross-country odyssey, leading to run-ins with a motley cast of kooks. National Lampoon’s Vacation is sponsored by Kroger.

DATES: Friday, June 6th, 2014 7:00 PM

TITLE: FATHER OF THE BRIDE (1991) and BRIDESMAIDS

EVENT TYPE: Summer Movie Series, Sponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union

DESCRIPTION: The Orpheum Summer Movie Series celebrates June brides everywhere with a special double feature. Father of the Bride: In this charming update of the much-loved Hollywood classic, Steve Martin turns in a winning performance as George Banks, the befuddled father who has a hard time letting go of his daughter when she unexpectedly announces her plans to wed. Bridesmaids: Named her best friend's maid of honor, down-on-her-luck Annie's competition with a fellow bridesmaid, the wealthy and beautiful Helen, threatens to destroy the wedding. Meanwhile, a local cop takes a liking to Annie. This bridal double feature is sponsored by Maggie Louise Bridal.

DATES: Thursday, June 12th, 2014 7:00 PM

TITLE: INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM

EVENT TYPE: Summer Movie Series, Sponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union

DESCRIPTION: The second film in the Indiana Jones series takes Indy, young sidekick Short Round and spoiled songbird Willie Scott to a remote fortress in India to find a missing magical stone. In the process, the trio stumbles upon a pagan cult. Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom is sponsored by Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, P.C.

DATES: Friday, June 13th, 2014 7:00 PM

TITLE: MAMMA MIA! Sing-along

EVENT TYPE: Summer Movie Series, Sponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union

DESCRIPTION: On the idyllic Greek isle of Kalokairi, single mom Donna Sheridan (Meryl Streep) goes into a tizzy when her bride-to-be daughter (Amanda Seyfried), in a bid to learn her father's identity, invites three of Donna's ex-lovers to the wedding. Buoyed by the tunes of ABBA, this effervescent yarn -- a Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) -- also stars Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård as the trio of potential dads. Mamma Mia! Sing-along is sponsored by Paragon Bank and The Barnett Group.

DATES: Thursday, June 19th, 2014 7:00 PM

TITLE: MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL

EVENT TYPE: Summer Movie Series, Sponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union

DESCRIPTION: The Monty Python comedy clan skewers King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they quest far and wide for the Holy Grail. The Black Knight suffers gory dismemberment at the hands of Arthur himself yet maintains that "it's just a scratch."

DATES: Friday, June 20th, 2014 7:00 PM

Tickets for all of the above listed movie events are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Packages of ten tickets are available for $50. Tickets can be purchased online at Orpheum Memphis or by calling the box office at 901-525-3000. The Orpheum Theatre is located at 203 S. Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103.

Also, beginning June 24 and running through June 29, 2014, "The Book of Mormon," winner of nine Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, will be on stage at the Orpheum. This Broadway show from the creators of "South Park" has been hailed as "The best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times. For more information on this show, see this writer's previous article at the following link, Examiner, or by visiting BookofMormonTheMusical.com.

Disclaimer: This show contains explicit language.

Show dates and times are:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 7:30 PM
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 26, 2014 7:30 PM
Friday, June 27, 2014 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 28, 2014 2:00 PM
Saturday, June 28, 2014 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 29, 2014 1:00 PM
Sunday, June 29, 2014 6:00 PM

Tickets can be purchased online at Orpheum Memphis or by calling the box office at 901-525-3000.

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