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Tampa Theatre

711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
813 274-8981
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Ranked #1 of 92 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The theatre itself is stunning! It's better than any old theater you can remember from childhood with better lighting, authentic organ being played, and saggy seats! They play independent films and classics you won't find in the movieplex, which is appreciated.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

What a swoon of nostalgia to experience the architecture in this romantic period theater. The ambiance is turn -of -the -century excellence. Popcorn and beverage of choice adds to the heady excursion through a time warp to the beautifully kept facility. The presentations are unique and reminiscent of classic film making at its finest. Imax and surround sound- eat your... More

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Middlebranch, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It was night time "Ghost Tour" of Ybor city. Very well done with a fun and knowledgeable guide.It took about three hours with one break. We saw the inside of two buildings, one claimed to be the most haunted building in America.An interesting night,especially with the provided ghost meters being highly active.Well worth the money spent and the history learned..."Kanga530"...

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The Tampa Theatre is a landmark in downtown Tampa. I have been there several times, most recently to see "The Wizard of Oz". We got there early enough to take a tour of this historic building and I highly recommend that you take it. The volunteer was very knowledgeable and pointed out several things that you would not notice on... More

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I discovered this place because an old friend took me there once. It was one of the famed "movie palaces" of the 1920's where people could go inside and get out of the heat for a dime. Back then, the line was very long to get in and people would wait and when someone left the theater, they'd go in.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I've lived in the Tampa Bay area for 24 years and had never visited this theatre until two weeks ago to see the movie "Boyhood". It's a beautiful, historic theatre and has an amazing large seating area. The concession stand serves beer and wine and their is a live organist that plays music before the movie started!...very unique. Will be... More

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I absolutely LOVE the Tampa Theatre! Not only do they offer interesting and relevant small budget films throughout the year, they also offer thematic blocks in summer, like black and white mysteries, and winter, like beloved holiday movies. I even attended a sing along Wizard of Oz one year! If you get there well before the movie, you can take... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I were visiting Tampa and found out that the Tampa Theater was showing a movie. This is a great "Old Theater" and easily the prettiest and most interesting that I have ever been to. They have a organ player playing before the start of the movie. Having a glass of wine and enjoying the architecture was as... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A beautifully restored classic movie theater in the heart of downtown Tampa. Runs great old films and classics and has incredible charm. Only drawback might be the smaller sized seats, but it's only a minor inconvenience at best. Absolutely gorgeous inside, take the tour if you can. It's really something special

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this is like walking into a past era...time zone -- GREAT place to catch a flick -- or take a back stage tour or see a show. Great to hear music played along with movie. One of the last of it's kind movie theaters in the country from a bygone era with a rich history

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