TAMPA THEATRE TO HOST 40TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF “IMPULSE” STARRING WILLIAM SHATNER

Join Tampa Theatre for one of William Shatner’s forgotten masterpieces at 2pm Saturday, November 7 followed by a live Q&A with the film’s director, William Grefé!

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Tampa Theatre in association with Delirium magazine, and Fandomonium in Tampa Bay celebrate the1975 release of the horror thriller, IMPULSE by presenting a very special 40th Anniversary screening of the revered cult classic filmed entirely in Tampa.  IMPULSE is a pulse-pounding tale of psychotic murder starring William Shatner (famously known as Captain Kirk on STAR TREK), Harold “Odd Job” Sakata, Jennifer Bishop (MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH) and Ruth Roman (THE BABY.)

Impulse director, cult movie legend and Florida filmmaker William Grefé will be the Guest of Honor for the commemorative screening.  A lively and informative Q&A session + meet-and-greet with Grefé will take place post-screening as he reminisces about the production and Tampa locales.  The festivities will be hosted by “King of the B-Movies” Joel D. Wynkoop, star of TRUTH OR DARE and BRAINJACKED.

Filmed in 1973 and released in 1975,  IMPULSE spins the twisted tale of con man Matt Stone (Shatner), a man haunted by an abusive past, who seeks out emotionally vulnerable widows to loot their inheritances.  His schemes go beyond double-crossing and enters the dark realms of murder, bloodshed, and revenge.  His main foil – a clever teenage girl named “Tina”, the daughter of his chief female victim!

For the second consecutive year, Tampa Theatre spotlights cult movies produced in the Tampa Bay area.  Screening organizer and filmmaker Andy Lalino is excited about this legacy. “Impulse follows 2014’s celebrated Tampa Theatre screening of SATAN’S CHILDREN, another movie filmed in Tampa during the ‘70s.  We are proud to showcase cult films lensed here in our own backyard.  Above all, we are excited beyond words to have director William Grefé in person to amaze fans with personal, informative storytelling about the making of this special motion picture starring the idolized William Shatner.”

William Grefé is equally thrilled about the occasion.  “I’m making a special trip to see my Tampa fans and friends – it’s been 40 years since we premiered Impulse in Clearwater”, he said.  “And I’m proud to screen it triumphantly again at the glorious Tampa Theatre!  Be prepared for edge-of-your seat storytelling about working with Shatner and the cast.  I have tall tales that will blow your mind!  This is an event no true fan of independent and cult film should miss – true once-in-a-lifetime stuff!”

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for Tampa Theatre Members available at the Tampa Theatre Box Office located at 711 N Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602 or online at www.TAMPATHEATRE.org ($2 convenience fee applies.) Children 17 and under not admitted without an adult.

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