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The Memphis Orpheum Theatre celebrates Shirley Temple in 'The Little Princess'

"The Little Princess" Movie Poster
"The Little Princess" Movie Poster
Orpheum Theatre

With the recent passing of Shirley Temple Black, the Memphis Orpheum Theatre is happy to keep her name alive by showing the film, "The Little Princess" in their 2014 Summer Movie Series. The family friendly matinee will be shown on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 1:30pm.

Christina Torres, Press Relations Manager for the theatre, released the following information.

"As a tribute to the talent of America’s most famous child star, young dancers from the Ginny Mount’s School of Dance in Collierville will provide pre-movie entertainment through a short “storybook” themed ballet number. Doors will open at 12:30 PM for pre-show activities in the lobby and the ballet will begin at 1:20 PM. All who attend are encouraged to wear their favorite “regal” attire.

The Orpheum will also host special Tea Parties before and after the matinee showing of The Little Princess. Both tea parties are limited to 85 guests and each seating includes tea, sandwiches, fruit, sweets, beverages, and admission to the movie. Perfect for all generations, $20 event tickets must be purchased in advance at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office or by calling 901.525.3000.

Known for her dimples and signature corkscrew curls, Shirley Temple Black passed away earlier this year at age 85. Shirley Temple has been credited for saving 20th Century Fox Studio and helping to yank America from the throes of the Great Depression with her furrowed brow, perplexed pouts and unrelenting cheeriness. As an adult, she became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia, and later as the United States’ Chief of Protocol.

The Little Princess follows a pampered rich girl who is left to the mercies of a mean-spirited headmistress after her father is reported killed in the Boer War. Forced to work as a servant and live in the attic, the girl discovers the value of true generosity and real friendship. This classic family film is adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett's timeless novel and stars Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, and Anita Louise. It was the first Shirley Temple movie to be filmed completely in Technicolor.

The price of admission for the The Little Princess matinee only is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Summer movie series packages of ten tickets are available for $50. Groups of 10 or more can enjoy special rates by contacting Sinclaire Montgomery at montgomery@orpheum-memphis.com or 901.529.4226. Attractive packages are also available for Day Cares, Summer Camps, and employee outings.

The Orpheum Theatre’s 2014 Summer Movie Series is presented for a third year by Orion Federal Credit Union. The series runs through September 5th and includes a selection of films requested by Orpheum movie fans through the Orpheum Theatre’s website and social media channels.

Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).

About The Ginny Mount School of Dance

For more than 20 years the Ginny Mount School of Dance (GMSD) has been a leader in dance education. GMSD believes that its success comes as a result of providing solid training, comprehensive education, and quality service, along with an underlying belief in the strength of the organization. GMSD strives to educate its students and instill a love of dance while creating a positively memorable experience. GMSD offers classes for dancers ages 3 and up. Class options include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pointe, Contemporary Movement, and a Performance Company for the advanced dancer."

For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com or call 901-525-7800. The Orpheum is located at 203 South Main Street Memphis, Tennessee 38103.

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