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Tampa Theatre

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Address: 711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: 813 274-8981
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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

1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and...

1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer organ before shows.

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Magnificent Theater

This theater was absolutely amazing!! The interior architecture and decor was that of over 50 years ago! There was an organ player prior to the movie. He was fantastic! Liked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This theater was absolutely amazing!! The interior architecture and decor was that of over 50 years ago! There was an organ player prior to the movie. He was fantastic! Liked watching him disappear into the stage prior to the start of the movie.

Thank Lewolf
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture is beautiful and amazing to see. We found out about this place through our "ghostly tour" and decied we must go see a movie. The movie was an Alfred Hitchcock movie and had a good plot. The only thing I didn't like was it was hard to take pictures because its pretty dark in the theatre. It is... More 

Thank LAnnTexas
Madison, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended a Saturday matinee and it was wonderful. Beautiful decorations and atmosphere unlike any movie theater of today. The organ adds a great touch to the experience, however there could have been more showmanship displayed to rouse the audience.

Thank Isthmuse
Tampa, Florida
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'll pile on top of the overwhelming positive reviews and state that the Tampa Theater is a gem worth your time and your patronage. Great/diverse movies, a beautiful historic venue and all under the feel good umbrella of a non-profit. What more could you ask? Quick Tips: - Bring a sweater. The property is well air conditioned! - The seating... More 

1 Thank BBQ22
Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the outside you would never imagine how grand the inside of this theatre is. It's like a step back in time to when going to see entertainment was an event. Before the movie, We were even treated to an organist playing the old organ which rose from below the stage. A must for history buffs!

Thank Terri S
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This theater is touted as being one of the top 10 most beautiful theaters in the world. Absolutely. Take the time to be totally immersed in some of the most beautiful architectural designs you can imagine plus the organ and the musician during the preshow was a special treat. Don't miss out on this jewel of an attraction in downtown... More 

1 Thank teresabart13
Tampa, Florida
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I'm so happy that the Tampa Theatre has survived all these years. We are losing so many of these amazing theaters across the country. What it lacks in sound quality compared to new theaters, it makes up for with history and beauty. When you go to a movie here, it's not just about the movie. Enjoying the theater is part... More 

1 Thank MarcellaTaylor
Inverness, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This theatre sweeps you off your feet with its breathtaking style, and whisks you away into the bygone era of the studio movie palaces. I've been many times over the years, and it never ceases to be less exciting. Each tile, each sculpture, each fixture has been cared for, restored and maintained to preserve its authenticity. I've enjoyed plays, concerts... More 

2 Thank Elizabeth A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is one of the ten best movie palaces in the world. The architecture is stunningly restored to its 1920 glory. The Pipe organ comes up out of the floor before movies and is played by someone who can play!! It's a must see in Tampa

1 Thank Thomas S
Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Check out the wonderful classic movie schedule and enjoy a trip to memory lane at this wonderfully well preserved theater in downtown Tampa. Great ambiance, I have been there in the 60's when it was the place to see current movies, been to special occasions like weddings, etc., and been there recently to see classic movies.

1 Thank 828oma

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