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Address: 127 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone Number: (863)-682-7553
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Very charming

Polk Theater is the perfect place for a date. The historical theater has so much character with the twinkling stars in the ceiling and the European style windows along the walls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Letstravelmore
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Lakeland, Florida
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Lakeland, Florida
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56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Polk Theater is the perfect place for a date. The historical theater has so much character with the twinkling stars in the ceiling and the European style windows along the walls. Loved sitting in the balcony which even had its own snack area. Before the movie, and organist was playing their lovely organ in the front of the theater. Beer... More 

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Thank Letstravelmore
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

This place must be experienced! It takes you back in time and it's so beautiful. They staff are 5 star, the snacks are much cheaper than a typical movie theatre, and they have a great selection of beer and wine. We go every chance we get!

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Thank Michelle C
Winter Haven, Florida
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The historic Polk Theater is one of the few remaining "atmosphere" theaters. The only other I have attended was in San Antonio, Texas. Built to represent an Italian village, the stage and background are just amazing to look at. The high balcony takes you back to the 1930s, and offers unobstructed views to all patrons. Showing an eclectic mix of... More 

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1 Thank Tony R
Lakeland, Florida
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70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The Polk Theatre takes you back to a long forgotten time. When people wore suits and dresses to a theatre, and that was a "jolly good time". Visitors will be pleasantly surprised. You must keep in mind that this venue is run, maintained and managed by Volunteers. They work hard to preserve history and maintain a quality venue. No, everything... More 

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2 Thank jaraysco
Lakeland, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Saturday night is a perfect night to catch a movie at reasonable prices in a unique atmosphere. You may purchase wine, beer, soda or water for very little money and the snacks are priced low as well. The theater usually shows Independent films you are not able to catch at the franchise theaters.

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Thank BLiptak
Lake Alfred, Florida
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Walk into the lobby and purchase movie tickets at a price not paid in a long time. All sorts of movies, kids on Saturday, matinees and Sunday classics. This venue also features special events. Walk into the theatre and join the folks getting their hot pretzels, popcorn, beer, wine, soda, water and candy. (very discreetly and quietly) Walk down to... More 

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1 Thank Millie B
Lakeland, Florida
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This theatre has great atmosphere. Elvis Presley played here one night and you can see the wll that he autographed.

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2 Thank barbaranne2014
Lakeland, Florida, United States
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

a Halloween fave of ours .....we went for R.H.P.S. and had a ball just a fun filled evening also had showed Zombieland to help celebrate Zombiefest In Lakeland nice touch Polk theater!!

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Thank Erin A
Central Florida, Florida
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I saw my first movie in this very theatre back in 1965. A friend and I sneaked in the alley door, now secured, to see the fourth James Bond film, Thunderball. It was glorious! The ONLY reason I don't give the Polk Theatre five stars is because the Tampa Theatre is a 5 star theatre. The Polk is owned by... More 

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Thank J.C. C
Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Even though they only tend to have things on the weekend this is such a fun little place to visit. It is an old theater but the inside is beautiful. Great place for a date night!

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