1h 32m / PG / Animation
The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. In this iteration, Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on the outskirts of Whoville with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. Each year at Christmas, the Whos disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who — a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer — plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all?
This FREE outdoor screening will be at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, as part of the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Winter Village event. Concessions will be available and the Shops at Winter Village will be open; picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged!