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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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Hours:
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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Awesome Venue!

Went to my first show here last night. Great place. Such character this old theatre has. Seats are a bit small so I was glad to have an aisle seat but everything else was great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Central Florida, Florida
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Central Florida, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
21 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Went to my first show here last night. Great place. Such character this old theatre has. Seats are a bit small so I was glad to have an aisle seat but everything else was great!

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Plant City
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great experience, date night, family night or with friends. The charm of the old theatre greets you the moment you walk in the lobby. The entire theatre is an attraction. Seating is also available in the balcony and there is a performance on the organ which is a must.Concessions are available, including beer and wine. Highly reccommend!

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Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The historic Tampa Theatre is absolutely beautiful and a great place to see old blockbusters. Recently attended Hollywood Award Nights of the Oscars on the big screen. They make a big production of it with fans coming dressed as if they were at the real awards ceremony. A fun, enjoyable event.

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Dunedin, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous theater space. You feel like you are in an old Tuscan courtyard complete with stars in the sky - super cool atmosphere. Awesome organist plays before the feature and disappears into the floor like magic. Yes, the movie screen is considerably smaller and the picture quality lower than modern theaters, but the experience trumps. Some seats are roomier... More 

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new york city, ny
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It was great to see an old style theater again. So many beautiful details. They have an organist play before the movie to really give you the old time feel. I'd love for them to show some cartoon shorts or old news reels just before the movie to add to the atmosphere. Had a really lovely time when we went... More 

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Brandon, Fl
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Have been coming here for years and will continue to do so. Great staff, excellent movies and an important part of the community. They upgraded to digital projection and sound a few yrs ago and wow what a difference! Recently did the backstage tour and it was fantastic. Learned even more about this amazing theatre and it's history. If you... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Be sure to arrive before the start of your film to enjoy the grand organ and explore the historical architecture of the theatre. The sky even has stars. The seats are original in keeping with the Historical Registry of the Theatre. Check leg room. The balcony did not offer much space, but we moved to the front of the next... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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30 helpful votes 30 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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Tampa, Florida
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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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