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Tampa Theatre

711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
813 274-8981
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Ranked #1 of 85 attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the week after spring break and it wasn't as busy as usual but the wait for cheetah hunt roller coaster was still an hour long so after we purchased the quick que pass. There are kiosks one can do it and it only takes about 3 min to purchase a ticket. It is not necessary to use your... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is a jewel and a rare find these days. From the per-show organ sings-along as the organ irises through the floor, the curtains rise, and the movie ends, this is an experience everyone should have. Take time to roam around and look at the detail in the ceiling, the walls, and all of the historic remnants of days past.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Loved this beautiful little piece of history. Like a mini Fox Theater for those of you from Atlanta. Good viewing from all seats, but they are cramped and hard to move around in the aisles. Downtown near Sacred Heart Catholic church which is another little beautiful piece of history to check out while you are there.

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Brooksville, Florida
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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We saw the movie it's a wonderful life. This place is well worth the visit. Very neat! An organ comes up out of the stage and plays while people are getting seated. The architect I'd also incredible. The theater is from the early 1900's. Totally kept up and very nice

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Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It is worth a trip to see a movie at the Tampa Theatre! The architecture & style is beautiful! If you go early you can catch someone playing the piano.

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Wellington, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Only reason for not giving excellent is that some of the kids at the state thespian festival complained of allergy symptoms and then my wife (who did not know about this) had the same experience. Old buildings can sometimes have this effect...

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new hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

What a special place! My husband, self and teenage son were in the Tampa area last week (Feb 2014). It was a chilly day at the beach so we ventured into Tampa. I was dying to check out the Tampa Theatre, so we did. I wasn't disappointed. What an elegant and beautifully maintained treasure it is - it should make... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Ive been to the Tampa Theatre a couple of times. Once for a sing-along movie which was a blast. The workers were dressed in character and made it interactive for both young and old in attendance. The other time I have been was for the tour they offer on Saturday Mornings. If you are interested in history, old buildings, architecture,... More

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Chicago
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful old movie palace. Tours are offered several times a month and are worth the money. Docents give you a feel for the history and a chance to experience the Wurlitzer organ.

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Previously, the most gorgeous Theatre I have ever been in was the renovated New Amsterdam Theatre in NYC. This theatre rivals it in detail and beauty. But because of its' authenticity and what feels like being generally untouched throughout the years, it is even more like you're walking back through time. It will definitely haunt my dreams. We went there... More

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