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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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3:00 pm - 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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The group wanted to do something different this year and walking along the streets came across this place. We decided next outing this where we were going. It didn't disappoint... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jeananne B
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've loved this theater since childhood. Its interior looks like the inside of an ancient Spanish castle. The sky of the enclosed garden is star filled. If you are there a few minutes before showtime you will be treated to a live organ concert. It dates from the 20s so those with long legs might choose aisle seats! People were... More 

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Thank 967carold433
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The group wanted to do something different this year and walking along the streets came across this place. We decided next outing this where we were going. It didn't disappoint anyone of us . The decor of this place is impressive. How they restored it to its natural beauty alone is worth going, so go early. You are wrapped up... More 

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Thank Jeananne B
Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely adore the Tampa Theater for many reasons, but primarily because of its' gaudy, baroque splendor! The theater is gorgeous! Tours are interesting and informative, and they often screen more avant-garde and independent films than larger "chain" theaters. Nope, the seats aren't that comfortable, the sound system is sometimes less than perfect, and parking can be a challenge some... More 

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Thank juliev8299
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Tampa Theatre is one of the fabulous treasures of Tampa's past. The original interior architecture is fantastic. Its venue of bringing back the classic's has been a repeat attendee. Its holiday classic presentation of "its a wonderful life" is holiday ritual for many fans of both the theatre and the film. Its a great throw back to the past.

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Thank jorge d
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106 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an architectural gem located near Downtown Tampa, seating, acoustics, lighting and ambiance make this one of the most beautiful Theatres in the Country. The beauty alone is worth the visit!!!!

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Thank Henry N
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

movies and events that are not anywhere else, wonderful old time feel, pop up organ player, amazing atmosphere...

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Thank Joya v
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This theatre is a treasure and on the landmark list. You meet the past with this theatre. Organ music in all. The feel and decor takes us to the past. Their movies are different and interesting. Also festivals of oldies. Tours are available. The new is updating the projection equipment so we see movies that can rival regular theaters.

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Thank 10nusbum
Jill W, Director of Community Affairs at Tampa Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Your words are very kind, but I notice you only ranked us 1 out of 5. Is there something we could be doing better to bump that up to a 4 or 5 out of 5? More 

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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went to see Jim Jeffries! We live in naples and besides the drive there, it was wonderful!!! The building is amazing, the decor is very impressive, it really does take you back to the good ole days!! No matter what the show is..... if you get an opportunity to visit this building..... DO IT!!!!!

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Thank SinnerHudson
Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

return to the 40's with this theater - seats are a bit small, but the experience is priceless - complete with a vintage organ!

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Thank Bill B
Temple Terrace, Florida
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278 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tampa Theatre is one of Tampa's treasures. Most of the movie theaters of its age are long gone so this is a chance to see why the building itself was (and is) part of the experience. The architecture, the tile work, the soaring, starry ceiling, and the organ that rises from beneath the stage are magical. The backstage tour... More 

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