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Tampa Theatre

711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
813 274-8981
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Ranked #1 of 93 Attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Movie Theaters
Description: 1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer organ before shows.
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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

There is just something magical about the Tampa Theater. Every time you walk in, you enter a time machine and leave all of your worries at the door. I am a local who waited way too long to experience the theater and now I must sign up for a membership! If you are coming to Tampa, you must visit the... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Authentic historical theater, one of a kind place. People were friendly. Organ player was unique. Chairs weren't very comfortable, but still worth checking out.

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Tampa, FL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Ok, I'm going to say this right at the start. I've been going to this theatre since I was a little kid (almost 6 decades now) and I loved it then and I still love it now. I can't embellish on anything that the other reviewers haven't already raved about but this is one of the coolest structures that I... More

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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A 1920's 'Atmospheric' theatre this is a very romantic date spot. Go for the balcony so you can see the 'night' sky. Even the men's room is pretty cool. The projector and sound is not first rate but it is perfect for older movies, animation festivals, and indie films.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you've never been this is a must-see!! A gem to be discovered!! It really doesn't matter what film is playing, it's always a special evening

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Victoria
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is worth going out of your way to visit, and we especially enjoyed arriving early enough to have a wander through the spectacular lobby and balconies with a glass of wine in hand, and to explore this unique heritage building before the movie started. We were also fortunate enough to be in town for a tour of the theatre,... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Tampa Theatre is one of the most beautiful theaters I have seen, including in Europe. So many cities have torn this sort of theatre down, but Tampa has a shining gem. The theatre shows movies that are classics, foreign or new. I especially enjoy their popcorn and think it's some of the best movie popcorn I have had in... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I guess the improvement which was done on the Tampa Theatre to bring back its historical look, was very appropriate, although it had been over 10 years. The theatre maintains its authenticity and its turn of the century look and feel. A really nice pleasant historical and authentic place to visit while in Tampa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have the fondest memories of the Tampa Theater. Visited many times on school field trips and it was always a highlight of my school year. That was back in the mid 80 ' s and downtown Tampa had lost a little of its glamor but not the Tampa Theater. If I ever visit my hometown again, this place is... More

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FLA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The most impressive thing about this downtown attraction is the elaborate dated embellishments on ceilings wall and floors. It takes your breathe away as you walk through the front glass doors. It takes you back in time. Aside from the structure itself - the theatre is at the center of community culture with concerts, film festivals and shows. It almost... More

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