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Tampa Theatre

711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
813 274-8981
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Ranked #4 of 113 Activities in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Movie Theaters, Theaters, Amusement
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Lakeland, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This isn't listed on the top 20 worlds best theater for nada. It looks like a set for a Italian Shakespearean play. The balcony has a great staircase and if you sit in the front row you can even put your feet up. I didn't see any way for a handicapped person to access it though :(. Great selections at... More

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Brandon, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

They just don't build them like this any more! This historic 1920's era theatre has been restored and hosts fabulous concerts and film screenings. The immaculate interior makes it look like the stage is a window into a Spanish mansion, and your POV is looking in from an outside veranda. The "exterior" of the mansion adorns all sides of the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is absolutely the most beautiful theatre I've ever visited. The lobby is gorgeous and the auditorium is breathtaking.

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Alma, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Must see!!!! Travel from Colorado every year just for a gay film festival there! go there...go there...

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Tampa, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is one of the Beautiful Old Theatre form the Glorious Old days. When going to the theatre is a special treat. Now the theatre is mostly shows special films, or small concerts. The place is renovated many years ago, and is a Gem in the Tampa area. Everyone in Tampa should try to see a show there at least... More

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

Have been to The Tampa Theater many times as I am a local. It has an old world feel to it, from tile work to the bathrooms. When in the theater chair watching a film it is like you are outside with stars twinkling and a one of a kind beautiful organ.

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