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Tampa Theatre

711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
813 274-8981
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Ranked #1 of 89 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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Sarajevo
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I've been coming to Tampa Theater since I was a child and have traveled the world in my adult life, and still have not found a place as magical and intriguing as Tampa theater. It's not just a movie theater, but, a place of wonder and imagination which adds to the genre of independent films they screen here. Enjoy a... More

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

What an special place to see a movie. Especially the classics.Gone with the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia, Casablanca...all seen here. Felt like going back in time to when they first came out, some of them before I was born.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Tampa Theatre is beautiful. You will feel transported back in time the minute you walk through the doors. Great place to see movies and have a date night.

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

No visit to Tampa is complete without a visit to Tampa Theatre; it is a definite "must see". The atmosphere is second to none and one of the most unique historical theatres left anywhere. It's a great pace to see a music concert as well as watch a movie. The sound system is by no means state of the art... More

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heilbronn
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I used to go here as a high school student in the 60s and it has always been one of my favorite places in Tampa. My grown daughter and I went there to see an artsy vampire movie and it was the perfect setting. Slightly spooky, supposedly haunted and the organ coming up from the lower floor playing the theme... More

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Orlando
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've lived in Central Florida for 20 years and just found out about this wonderful place. My best friend and I did the balcony to backstage tour and then returned to see a movie. The tour was given by the CEO-- talk about commitment! It's an atmospheric theatre and the architecture and details are amazing. The organ is kind of... More

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Parrish, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Take a trip back in time surrounded by gorgeous architecture with intricate designs the way theaters used to be. There's even an organist before the movie begins. This is the way Casablanca was meant to be seen!

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

sound before was the only problem with the Tampa Theatre, Lots of times it made my wife prefer just to do something else (no, not what you are thinking)

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a real jewel, and thankfully preserved for all ages. Don't miss this venue. Movies are just a part of the experience - the live organ performance and just looking at the architecture and design is worth the trip.

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phoenix
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

For those who live across the bay, where leaders tore down the old Florida Theater jewel in downtown St. Pete, the Tampa Theater is not only a local but is really a national treasure. Not only a beautiful venue for movies and music, it is a opportunity to step back into the early glory days of the movies. A treat... More

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