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Address: 711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: 813 274-8981
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Sun 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Description: 1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still...
1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer organ before shows.
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Balcony to Backstage Tour

It is really worth doing the backstage tour of Tampa Theatre. Approx 90 mins in length. Tour was lead by CEO of the Theatre and provided an excellent insight into the history of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful, unique experience in a theater. Enjoy the organ music prior to each performance as the organ and organist rises to the stage from underneath the staging! The ceiling is full of twinkling stars; the side walls are restored to its original romantic Mediterranean look in the early 1900's, including statues. Movies that are shown are generally... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great venue for old-time movies or intimate performances. Acoustics seem very good, virtually every seat is good, and you'll get a true feel for how the cinema "used to be." Many performances here are inexpensive, and it's worth a trip or two. Try it, you might like it!

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Tampa, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Easy street parking, just I275. Grand place to view a movie. Around 1.500 capacity and most showings under 100 in attendance. Fully stocked comcessupion stand add to the experience. The ambience is truly amazing balcony seating is available,

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It is really worth doing the backstage tour of Tampa Theatre. Approx 90 mins in length. Tour was lead by CEO of the Theatre and provided an excellent insight into the history of this most beautiful theatre and how they are working to preserve this precious place. Tour included a short organ demonstration. Excellent value for money.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Loved the live organ music and beautiful architecture. We saw Airplane during the 80s movie series, and the organist played several tunes from the movie, which was a nice touch. Downtown parking is a challenge.

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Tampa, Florida
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14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It's like taking a step back in time. This place is a must see in Tampa. It's a restored old theater. To get the best perspective make sure you check out the balcony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Worked here at the Gasparilla Film Festival opening night for the third year. The architecture is spectacular, worth the visit alone just for that. The seats are comfortable and they all have great views like other classic theatres.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This theater is a treasure not just for Florida but for the US. It reminds me of some of the theaters in NY from the early 60's that still had the organ, such as Radio City Music Hall, but this is theater smaller and more intimate. Absolutely I felt that I was stepping back into another era of grace and... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Went to my first show here last night. Great place. Such character this old theatre has. Seats are a bit small so I was glad to have an aisle seat but everything else was great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great experience, date night, family night or with friends. The charm of the old theatre greets you the moment you walk in the lobby. The entire theatre is an attraction. Seating is also available in the balcony and there is a performance on the organ which is a must.Concessions are available, including beer and wine. Highly reccommend!

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