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Tropic Cinema

416 Eaton Street, Key West, FL 33040
(877) 761-3456
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Ranked #3 of 84 attractions in Key West
Type: Movie Theaters
Owner description: Tropic Cinema, South Florida's only nonprofit multiplex, screens Indie and foreign films, Hollywood blockbusters and documentaries every day. Florida... more » Owner description: Tropic Cinema, South Florida's only nonprofit multiplex, screens Indie and foreign films, Hollywood blockbusters and documentaries every day. Florida Monthly magazine, polling its 800,000 readers, has named the Tropic "Best Florida Cinema" for 4 consecutive years. « less
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Key West
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I love the Tropic for so many reasons...always a great movie selection, kind volunteers, and popcorn that you will crave after leaving...you can also order a glass of wine and relax during your movie.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

wonderfully renovated cinema property. viewing rooms are quite quaint, all volunteer staff - very friendly and conciencious, concessions very reasonable (and even have a bar!). will go back next trip

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Key West, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Best strategy on hot summer day is get to the theatre around 2:00. We saw Venus in Fur and Begin Again. Lived the small intimate theatre and the refreshment selections which included really good fresh popcorn and alcohol

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New Hampshire
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201 reviews 201 reviews
115 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were in Key West in July and it is HOT during the day, so as a way to cool off one day, we decided we would check out this older theatre for a matinee. The theatre is old but very well kept up. You feel like you have gone back in time. We got pop corn and they have... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is a very cute theater that plays some great movies. They are reasonably priced and have a nice selection of snacks.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I spent 10 days in KW for our anniversary and this was our 30+ trip to The Keys. We have walked past this cinema about 50 times over that time and finally decided to give it a try after a recommendation of Frank Coyle, Connoisseur at La Concha. What a wonderful experience. All people working are volunteers... More

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Matthew H, Manager at Tropic Cinema, responded to this review

Dear MARK K, We're so glad you finally broke down and visited Tropic Cinema! The Tropic is a non-profit art house and you're right -- about 95% of the folks you see working at the cinema are volunteers. They're here because they love the movies and because they love the Tropic. (We have a small paid staff.) We're all about... More

Vienna, Austria
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a small theatre with 4 screens and a very pleasant atmosphere. You can order a glass of wine or bier and popcorn (American favorite) and the theatres are very comfortable.

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our second visit to Key West and our second visit to Topic Cinema. We love the Retro look and the friendly employees. The photographs on the walls make the visit even more enjoyable.

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Smithville, Tennessee
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The theater itself was interesting with the art deco style and vibe BUT I enjoy going to movies and the actual theater was tiny with a tiny screen and no stadium seating. Maybe I am spoiled. They did have discounted concessions though.

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Cape Coral
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, my interested was piqued. I was very interested to see how a "Not-For-Profit" cinema compared to the hundreds of corporate cinemas I have attended in my lifetime. The difference was apparent the moment I entered the art deco front doors. Adult volunteers warmly greeted us and invited us inside a richly appointed lobby. A small... More

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Matthew H, Manager at Tropic Cinema, responded to this review

Dear Zone_10 Gardener, We get our fair share of kind compliments from customers -- we love them all -- but few have summed up better than you what we work to achieve at Tropic Cinema. In our digital world, you can see a movie almost anywhere. That can diminish the special magic of actually going to the movies. We try... More

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