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Indie Memphis partners with The Orpheum for new "Indie Memphis Cinema Social Club"

The Orpheum Theatre has revealed the lineup of films it will present during its 2012 summer movie series and also announced it will partner with Indie Memphis on a new project called the “Indie Memphis Cinema Social Club.”

The Orpheum’s annual summer film series, this year called “Cults, Classics and Concerts,” will feature a number of movies it has not previously shown, such as O Brother, Where Art Thou? and The Princess Bride as well as the highly popular movies it screens every season, including Gone With the Wind and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The series will run from May 25 to September 14.

“In response to a number of requests we’ve received, The Orpheum this summer is going to offer a new series for those interested in independent films, an area of the industry that has shown amazing growth during the past few years, “ said Pat Halloran, Orpheum President & CEO. “We’re excited about teaming with an outstanding organization such as Indie Memphis to offer this series.”

Jam-packed with classic movie hits and cult favorites, The Orpheum's 2012 series of “Cults, Classics and Concerts,” will offer big entertainment at a small price. In addition to award- winning, critically acclaimed classic films, The Orpheum offers pre-show activities such as trivia contests, fashion shows, themed costume contests, vintage film shorts, and even a mini-concert on The Orpheum's own Mighty Wurlitzer Organ before select feature films.

Established for those who enjoy the edgy side of independent film, Indie Memphis Cinema Social Club events will be held on four Thursday nights during the summer. Films in the series will begin at 7:30 p.m. Each evening’s film will be preceded by a themed social hour that will include special libations and live music in the lobby of The Orpheum. The series will include four acclaimed features, including Donnie Darko and Pulp Fiction. All tickets will be $7 each at the door. Indie Memphis members will receive a $2 discount with their valid membership card. The price of the ticket includes the social hour which will begin at 6:30 p.m.

“We are thrilled to team up with The Orpheum to present the Indie Memphis Cinema Social Club,” said Erik Jambor, Executive Director of Indie Memphis. “The series will be a fun opportunity for indie film fans to see some of their favorites the way they were meant to be seen – on the big screen.”

Tickets for both the Summer Classic Movie Series and the Cinema Social Club are just $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and may be purchased at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office two hours prior to movie start time. Doors open one hour prior to movie start time. A 10-ticket pack is available for $50 in advance at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office or the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood and may be used in any combination for any movie in the series. For more information, please call (901) 525-3000 or visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.