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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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Thank you Tampa for saving this beautiful piece of history. My family, consisting of pre-teens, teens, adults, and seniors thoroughly enjoyed the informative and entertaining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The hard, narrow seats had me squirming all through the film. I was 250 lbs and six foot tall. The leg room made me feel cramped. A smaller person would only have to contend with the hard seats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Thank you Tampa for saving this beautiful piece of history. My family, consisting of pre-teens, teens, adults, and seniors thoroughly enjoyed the informative and entertaining tour offered on select weekends. Be sure to check the website for the schedule. Along with a behind-the-scenes look at the building, the tour includes a brief performance by the organist on the original Wurlitzer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It's worth visiting this historical building. Such unique architecture. Glad Tampa maintained the place so we get to understand a bit of what entertainment was like at those days (1920's). Guided tours on Saturdays at 11:30 am.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

the historic tampa theater is a must-see venue for visitors and locals alike. this is what ELEGANT was ... when going to "the movies" was an event! they show art-house films as well as movie classics -- we just saw "KEY LARGO" (Bogart 'n Bacall) and Hitchcock's "VERTIGO" yes, we have all seen these films a thousand times, but there... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Wonderful experience for those old enough to remember going to the movie palaces of days gone by. Plenty of parking nearby.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Tampa Theatre is a throwback to the small town, but "big deal" theatre. The theatre is cozy and not to be missed is the "Silent Movie" type organ. Any movie or performance is enhanced here, but don't look for "tiered seating" and all that Back to the Future stuff. Enjoy movies like your grandparents did!!! (There are also Tours... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

There is no other movie venue like this in Tampa! Built in 1926, it is an atmospheric design so you feel like you are seated outdoors with "stars" twinkling above you. First run as well as classic movies are shown here. The entertainment begins when the Wurlitzer organ rises from the floor and you are treated to a 15 minute... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife & I have attended many silent movies there and other events too. It is a visually stunning performance venue worthy of anyone's bucket list! Every year local high school drama departments enter and perform in a competition there. One of the "stars" of this theatre, and my wife's favorite, was Rosa Rio who played the Wurlitzer Organ for... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are ready to wander to an era of wonderful creativity and to enjoy elegance and feeling of the grandeur of yesteryear, you should visit this jewel of history. My wife and I took a one hour guided tour through this place and were happy and truly amazed of how the theater crew made the action become fluid and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Backstage Tour was awesome. Beautiful old Building (inside and out). Wonderful and unique experience. Great for children and teens. Top sumer program for children(Theatercamp).

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Additional Information about Tampa Theatre

Address: 711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: 813 274-8981
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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