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Orpheum Theatre's 2014 Summer Movie Series to Honor Shirley Temple with THE LITTLE PRINCESS Screening 7/25


The Orpheum Theatre's 2014 Summer Movie Series, sponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union, will honor the life of the late Shirley Temple with a big screen showing of one of her most beloved movies, The Little Princess. This family-friendly matinee will take place on Friday, July 25th at 1:30 PM.

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 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,, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).

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