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Things To Do In Memphis: Cemetery Cinema

by Melissa Thompson

Elmwood's Cemetery Cinema offers visitors a chance to enjoy the beauty of the cemetery with a fun, unique film series. Cemetery Cinema takes place as the final light of the day washes away, and our show times are based on the setting of the sun. Films are projected onto the roof of the historic 1852 Cottage, a National Register Landmark since 1978.

All films are shown outdoors, so we encourage weather-appropriate attire. Guests should bring lawnchairs and coolers are welcome. Food truck wares and other libations are offered for sale.

A limited quantity of tickets are offered for sale for Cemetery Cinema events.

Elmwood Cemetery is excited to announce the following screening:

Friday, June 21st (rain date June 28th), 8:45 pm - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Sponsored by Gant Systems. 

Buy tickets here: 

Friday, July 12th (rain date July 19th), 8:45 pm - O Brother, Where Art Thou?  Sponsored by Dillard Door and Woodland Tree Service. 

Buy tickets here:  

Parking will take place outside of the cemetery on Dudley Street. Security will be made available on Dudley Street for the duration of these events.

Please note the following:

Cemetery Cinema admissions are non-refundable past 7 days before the event. These special events raise funds for the maintenance of the cemetery, and rain dates are chosen in advance of each showing. Admission will be only honored for the title for which admission was originally purchased.

Children ages 12 and younger are not permitted at Cemetery Cinema events. Parents, hire a sitter and enjoy a date night! Pets will not be admitted at Cemetery Cinema events. 

Tickets are not issued for these events; your Event Brite receipt will act as your only receipt. Please print the receipt or save it on your phone. Your name will be on a list at the admission point. 

Proceeds from Cemetery Cinema events support the maintenance of the cemetery grounds.

Generously sponsored by Gant Systems

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101 Things To Do In Memphis #59: Time Warp Drive-In Season 6

by Melissa Thompson

The Time Warp Drive-In is making a comeback and it’s giving us adventure with a dash of sci-fi, a sprinkle of action, and a sprig of just about everything in between.

For six consecutive seasons, Black Lodge, Malco Theatres, Guerilla Monster Films, & Holtermonster have curated a selection of films that’ll have you reminiscing on the good times. Each night has a theme with movies to match, so pile in the car, pack some snacks, and prepare for some cinema magic.


  • Saturday, March 16th – Back to the Future: The Complete Journey
  • Back to the Future 1,2, and 3
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Weird Science
  • Jumanji
  • Hook
  • Small Soldiers
  • Heavy Metal
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Paprika
  • Odd Anthology Weird Animated Short Films
  • Howard the Duck
  • Mac and Me
  • Showgirls
  • Samurai Cop
  • They Saved Hitler’s Brain
  • Flash Gordon
  • Star Trek 2: the Wrath of Khan
  • Masters of the Universe
  • Terminator 2
  • Tank Girl
  • Scream
  • Ghostbusters
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • The Moster Squad
  • Clue
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Jason & The Argonauts
  • Elf
  • Scrooged
  • Holiday Short Films Meltdown
  • Saturday, April 20th – Don’t Your Forget About Me: The Teen Film Universe of John Hughes
  • Saturday, May 18th –  Dreams and Magic Forever: The 1990’s Fantasy Film
  • Saturday, June 22nd – Strange Vibes: A Mind-Melting World of Disturbed Animation
  • Saturday, July 20th – Return of the Worst Movies Ever: Studies In Deliciously Awful Cinema
  • Saturday, August 17th – Futurecool: The Campy, Outrageous Charm of the 1980’s Space Operas
  • Saturday, September 21st – Women in Arms!
  • Saturday, October 19th – Shocktober 6
  • Saturday, November 9th – Monsters, Gods, And Mortals: The Genius of FX Master Ray Harryhausen
  • Saturday, December 14th – Strange Christmas 6
  • Where: Summer Drive-In (5310 Summer Ave)
  • When: Dusk to Dawn
  • Cost: $10/person, Free/kids 10 and under

Follow Time-Warp on their Facebook page for updates.

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Escape the Memphis heat and enjoy your favorite films inside the historic Orpheum Theatre this summer. This year’s series includes classics, movies you can sing to, and films for the whole family to enjoy.

Pre-Show Fun

Doors open an hour before showtime. Patrons can arrive early to grab a themed drink special, test their movie trivia knowledge, take a picture at the photo booth, and enjoy the sounds of the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Costumes are always encouraged but never required.

Ticket Information

Tickets for the Summer Movie Series went on sale Friday, May 5, at 10am. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Packages of 10 tickets are available for $60 and may be used for a single movie or spread throughout the series. 


This year’s line-up:

Jun 2, 2017 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Jun 8, 2017 Breakfast at Tiffany's

Jun 10, 2017 The Sandlot

Jun 22, 2017 Psycho

Jun 23, 2017 The Wizard of Oz

Jun 29, 2017 Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Jun 30, 2017 Dirty Harry

Jul 7, 2017 The Princess Bride

Jul 14, 2017 The Maltese Falcon

Jul 21, 2017 Grease

Aug 11, 2017 Gone with the Wind

Aug 12, 2017 Coming to America

Aug 25, 2017 The Rocky Horror Picture Show


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Fun Spring Break Activities in Memphis

by Your Key to Memphis Team

2012 Spring Break Activities

It is Spring Break!  Have no fear – activities are here! If you are looking for something interesting happening March 10th – 18th check out some of the fun ideas we have found:

Go to a museum for free, or cheap.

Go see the Dinosaurs at the Memphis Zoo (an extra admission fee applies to both members and non-members)

IMAX Movies & Sharpe Planetarium Shows at the Pink Palace:

Watch the animal keepers feed the animals Tuesday through Friday at noon at the Lichterman Nature Center.

Go to the movies.

Enjoy the fresh air and go to the Park.

Pack snacks and bike the Greenline.

Go Downtown – Ride the trolley, visit the ducks at the Peabody, have lunch.

Go to the Library

Take the kids:

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