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Address: 711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: 813 274-8981
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Sun 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Description: 1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still...
1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer organ before shows.
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Balcony to Backstage Tour

It is really worth doing the backstage tour of Tampa Theatre. Approx 90 mins in length. Tour was lead by CEO of the Theatre and provided an excellent insight into the history of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It is really worth doing the backstage tour of Tampa Theatre. Approx 90 mins in length. Tour was lead by CEO of the Theatre and provided an excellent insight into the history of this most beautiful theatre and how they are working to preserve this precious place. Tour included a short organ demonstration. Excellent value for money.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Loved the live organ music and beautiful architecture. We saw Airplane during the 80s movie series, and the organist played several tunes from the movie, which was a nice touch. Downtown parking is a challenge.

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It's like taking a step back in time. This place is a must see in Tampa. It's a restored old theater. To get the best perspective make sure you check out the balcony.

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120 reviews 120 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Worked here at the Gasparilla Film Festival opening night for the third year. The architecture is spectacular, worth the visit alone just for that. The seats are comfortable and they all have great views like other classic theatres.

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This theater is a treasure not just for Florida but for the US. It reminds me of some of the theaters in NY from the early 60's that still had the organ, such as Radio City Music Hall, but this is theater smaller and more intimate. Absolutely I felt that I was stepping back into another era of grace and... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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127 reviews 127 reviews
22 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Went to my first show here last night. Great place. Such character this old theatre has. Seats are a bit small so I was glad to have an aisle seat but everything else was great!

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Plant City
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great experience, date night, family night or with friends. The charm of the old theatre greets you the moment you walk in the lobby. The entire theatre is an attraction. Seating is also available in the balcony and there is a performance on the organ which is a must.Concessions are available, including beer and wine. Highly reccommend!

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Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The historic Tampa Theatre is absolutely beautiful and a great place to see old blockbusters. Recently attended Hollywood Award Nights of the Oscars on the big screen. They make a big production of it with fans coming dressed as if they were at the real awards ceremony. A fun, enjoyable event.

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Dunedin, Florida
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous theater space. You feel like you are in an old Tuscan courtyard complete with stars in the sky - super cool atmosphere. Awesome organist plays before the feature and disappears into the floor like magic. Yes, the movie screen is considerably smaller and the picture quality lower than modern theaters, but the experience trumps. Some seats are roomier... More 

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new york city, ny
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It was great to see an old style theater again. So many beautiful details. They have an organist play before the movie to really give you the old time feel. I'd love for them to show some cartoon shorts or old news reels just before the movie to add to the atmosphere. Had a really lovely time when we went... More 

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