Burt Reynolds in 1977's "Smokey and the Bandit"
Tampa, Florida -- Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds is coming to Tampa--and he's bringing one of his most-loved movies.
The Oscar-nominated actor will host a free screening of the film "Smokey and the Bandit" on March 23rd at the historic Tampa Theatre.
Reynolds will be joined by Ben Mankiewicz, host from Turner Classic Movies. The screening is sponsored by TCM and Bright House Networks Tampa Bay as part of the "Road to Hollywood Tour"--a buildup to the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, CA.
The film will begin at 7:30pm after a short Q&A with Reynolds and Mankiewicz.
Reynolds starred in 1977's "Smokey and the Bandit" with Sally Field and Jackie Gleason. In the film, Bandit (Reynolds) is hired to bring a tractor trailer filled with beer across state lines while behing followed by a pesky sheriff (Gleason.) Along the way, he picks up a runaway bride (Field.)
Tickets for the screening are free, but passes are required. You can get free tickets online, starting March 9th, at the following web address: http://www.tcm.com/2011/roadtohollywood/index.html