Floridians tend to dread the summer but Tampa Bay movie lovers look forward to the return of the Tampa Theatre Summer Classics series. The theater opens an hour early, when "a Tampa Theatreologist" will give a brief rundown of the opulent venue's history and architecture. As per tradition each year, a silent film will be featured with live accompaniment from an organist at the Mighty Wurlitzer. This year, we get an intriguing selection — Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger (1927). The director called it his first true Hitchcock film because it's the first to contain shots and tricks characteristic of his stylistic trademarks, most notably his famous cameo. Screenings include Gone With the Wind, Aug. 5; The Lodger, Aug. 12, and two screenings of Casablanca on Aug. 18 and 19 at 3 p.m. A selection of the films feature panel discussions. Check the theater's website. All in all, a good variety to chill out in the A/C and go back in time.