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Tampa Theatre

711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
813 274-8981
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Ranked #1 of 92 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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Cayman Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My wife booked for us to see an evening of Jazz and sax- on sitting in the auditorium I was mesmerized by the beauty of this theatre - it is stunning. As for the concert 4 1/2 hours went by very quickly. whether you go to see a film or a concert- don't miss this hidden gem

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Virginia, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I love coming here for a film. It's beautifully restored with comfy seating and better than average movie snacks. The programming is fun and funky: combining classics with first run films that don't often hit the multiplex's.

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San Antonio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It is clean here, nice atmosphere and good performances. I would go back here repeatedly. Parking is close by.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I am just blown away by the tampa theatre! You will have to pick your jaw up from the floor the moment you walk in. The way you are brought back in time is amazing. You cant help but smile. The Tampa Theatre has so much to offer. They also play an organ before the show, come early. Such a... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and I attended the showing of Citizen Kane. We visit the Tampa Theatre each time we travel from Minnesota to visit Florida, and are always pleased with our experience. The Movie was not as good as we heard it would be, but that is no fault of the Teatre. The Staff are pleasent. The experience is incredible,

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have seen a number of classic movies here in this exquisite 1920's era theater. Before the film there is live organ music that puts you back in time. The theater is so beautifully decorated--inside the theater, the lobby and the restrooms, never mind the movie it is great just to be inside this treasure.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There's no better way to enjoy a movie (especially the classics) in a classic, one-of-a-kind theater. This place is a historic landmark and has an incredible feel. Every chance I get I see a movie here and I love their classic and Christmas series!

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The historic Tampa Theatre movie venue is for many “a wonderment,” as Cliff Robertson, who played outlaw Cole Younger, said of his new experiences in the 1972 western classic, “The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid.” For those new to Tampa or for visitors, the community-owned Tampa Theatre is a historic mid-1920s downtown movie theatre, although "movie palace” is more appropriate because... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This old theatre was worth the price of admission to see all of the details. They do not make them like this anymore.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had the pleasure of attending an event in this location. The venue is a nice size, intimate and attractive, with the theatre details preserved and modern amenities incorporated.

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