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Tampa Theatre

711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
813 274-8981
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Ranked #5 of 117 Activities in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Movie Theaters, Theaters, Amusement
Owner description: 1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer...
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Type: Movie Theaters, Theaters, Amusement
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Owner description: 1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer organ before shows.

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Highlands, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Most beautiful place to work. You could look up to the ceiling and feel as if you if you were outside with the stars shining.

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Odessa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Any movie at the Tampa Theatre is automatically made better by the surroundings. A star lit sky, firm plush seats, and a velvet curtain that floats open and closed...what an experience! Also a fabulous venue for an intimate musical experience. Highly recommended!

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Sun City Center
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18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This architectural gem is well worth visiting. Tours are available but do need to be scheduled. Tour lasts a little over an hour and takes visitors backstage. Ask about the ghost and about the organ played by Rosa Rio (deceased just a year ago). She was quite a character. The theatre was lovingly restored a few years ago. Courses are... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have seen many movie theatres. This one is a 19th century art-decoish miniature Spanish Colonial architecture building. The interior is decorated in brown stucco , with real carved wooden features. Then you go into the main movie theatre, which used to be a vaudeville stage,. They've made a bowl out of the ceiling, painted it blueish gray, and put... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It is like traveling back in time! We absolutely loved the organ player before the movie! Would like to come back for a live play or a sing-a-long event.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

What a amazing historic theatre. There are very few places like the Tampa Theatre. A true treasure! I love see in films here,

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Check the website for any events at the Tampa Theatre; it's worth the time. A throwback to the era of over-the-top movie/live performance stages. These facilities cost quite a bit to keep up but they are Landmarks and need support. Fun night for a date or just to do something different besides sit in a hotel room. You can easily... More 

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Lithia, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was one of the most beautiful theatres I have been to. The tile, stucco, detail are just magnificent. Sound is good as well! Attended a concert here. Doesn't seem to be a bad seat in the place!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place was great. The movie was so so, but the theatre was beautiful, a ton of fun and the snack bar had beer and wine for sale!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Rich history and a truly gorgeous builung. A must see in this town, they have independent films as well as classics. But honestly worth the trip just to feel like a step back in time.

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