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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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Old and offbeat movies in great old venue

A renovated theater from back in the day before multiplexes. A beautiful old building. Get there early so you can explore the nooks and crannies and then enjoy the pre-show organ... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Homosassa, Florida
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Homosassa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A renovated theater from back in the day before multiplexes. A beautiful old building. Get there early so you can explore the nooks and crannies and then enjoy the pre-show organ concert that rises from below the stage. OK, you WILL have to deal with obnoxious oafs who believe that music is merely meant as a background to incessant blabbing.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Every time I visit the Tampa Theatre I feel so proud to live in Tampa and be able to say that this is part of my hometown. Watching a special showing of a movie on a Sunday afternoon is especially fun - followed by dinner at one of the many places downtown Tampa now has to offer. I have yet... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a wonderful, unique experience in a theater. Enjoy the organ music prior to each performance as the organ and organist rises to the stage from underneath the staging! The ceiling is full of twinkling stars; the side walls are restored to its original romantic Mediterranean look in the early 1900's, including statues. Movies that are shown are generally... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a great venue for old-time movies or intimate performances. Acoustics seem very good, virtually every seat is good, and you'll get a true feel for how the cinema "used to be." Many performances here are inexpensive, and it's worth a trip or two. Try it, you might like it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Easy street parking, just I275. Grand place to view a movie. Around 1.500 capacity and most showings under 100 in attendance. Fully stocked comcessupion stand add to the experience. The ambience is truly amazing balcony seating is available,

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It is really worth doing the backstage tour of Tampa Theatre. Approx 90 mins in length. Tour was lead by CEO of the Theatre and provided an excellent insight into the history of this most beautiful theatre and how they are working to preserve this precious place. Tour included a short organ demonstration. Excellent value for money.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Loved the live organ music and beautiful architecture. We saw Airplane during the 80s movie series, and the organist played several tunes from the movie, which was a nice touch. Downtown parking is a challenge.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It's like taking a step back in time. This place is a must see in Tampa. It's a restored old theater. To get the best perspective make sure you check out the balcony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Worked here at the Gasparilla Film Festival opening night for the third year. The architecture is spectacular, worth the visit alone just for that. The seats are comfortable and they all have great views like other classic theatres.

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This theater is a treasure not just for Florida but for the US. It reminds me of some of the theaters in NY from the early 60's that still had the organ, such as Radio City Music Hall, but this is theater smaller and more intimate. Absolutely I felt that I was stepping back into another era of grace and... More 

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Address: 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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