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Tampa Theatre

Address: 711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: 813 274-8981
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Ranked #5 of 131 Activities in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Movie Theaters, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Fun & Games
Owner description: 1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer...
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Type: Movie Theaters, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Fun & Games
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Owner description: 1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer organ before shows.

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Lutz, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We went to see the Imitation Game here and had a wonderful time. This is a beautiful historic theater with great atmosphere. The movie cost is a little above mainstream theaters but there is a senior discount that starts at age 55.

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Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We recently did the organised tour of this 1926 jewel of a movie house/ theatre and found it fascinating. The building itself is an absolute gem, and the guides were very well informed and very entertaining. The cost is ridiculously low at $7.50 and I would urge again who would be interested in architecture/ cinema architecture to book up.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We saw the new version of Phantom of the Opera. It was nice but not great. I've seen it a few times in SF, this "new version" is a little different... I don't want to give anything away but if you like the traditional version you may be disappointed with this.

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It's historic, it's classic, it's a good place for a good first impression. They show low budget movies that alot of times are amusing, funny, and even educational. It is just a short walk from the Tampa museum so you can do both in one day/night. Prices for movie snack are the same as any other movie theater so consider... More 

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Hull, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

During my Christmas visit to see my kids in the Tampa / St. Pete area, we went to the Tampa Theatre to see an old Christmas classic. This is the second time I have been here and I am so happy that it has remained a mainstay of this city. The old architecture and design are so reminiscent of days... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We initially went to the Tampa Theater to hear a friend play on the Wurlitzer Organ prior to the movie The Imitation Game. Boy were we pleasantly surprised by this gorgeous theater. It has been lovingly maintained since it dates back to 1926. How nice to absorb the architecture including the sky ceiling with twinkling lights.

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Tampa, Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Love this spot for a show or a concert. Near downtown, near the University, and near a the river and museums.

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palm city, florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Friend told me about it. Incredible place. December 28 showing of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. What a blast. Check the website, sign up for emails, and make sure you go there at least once in your life

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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great venue for indie films. Downtown Tampa with no parking. Become a member and see wonderful films at a fraction of the cost.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The Tampa Theater is Tampa. Went there to see my first movie when I was six, to my first daughters graduation. The dark purple curtains and seats, low lighting and balconies take you back to what is was like to go to a theater in the fifties. A true landmark.

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