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“Gaither Homecoming” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Lakeland Center

The Lakeland Center
701 West Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33815
863-834-8100
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Ranked #17 of 43 things to do in Lakeland
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Owner description: A beautiful facility offering a full variety of sporting events, concerts, shows and a Broadway and Entertainment series. Hours vary according to activity.The Lakeland Center is Central Florida’s premier entertainment, sports and convention complex with over 100,000 square feet of flexible space. The Lakeland Center is the only multipurpose facility in the sate of Florida with four distinct venues under one roof. These venues include the 10,000 seat George Jenkins Arena, the 2,300 seat Youkey Theatre, 28,000 square feet Exhibit Hall, and the 34,000 square feet Conference Center.
Englewood, Florida
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“Gaither Homecoming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We really enjoyed the concert and the food buffet before the concert was great! Everything about The Lakeland Center was wonderful!

Visited December 2013
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Central Florida, Florida
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“A Surprise Treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

One of the things my wife and I were sure to seek out before we moved to the Lakeland area of Central Florida -two years ago, was the availability of arts and entertainment; not that Tampa or Orlando were beyond reach (which they certainly were not), but something more akin to being in our own "backyard." Enter, the Lakeland Center.
In the (now) two years that we have lived here, we remain impressed at the number of high quality performances, and performers that are constantly being brought in. This is especially odd because the theater, although large enough, would pale in comparison to many larger-sized city venues offering similar levels of entertainment. And still, this small -yet landmark-style theater continues to attract both the public and the performance.
The only area that I would "work on" would be the (movie theater-like) concession area, which detracts somewhat from an otherwise more formal presentation of both the theater itself as well as the theater-going experience.

Visited July 2013
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“Being hit badly by Hardin Boulevard”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Hardin Boulevard is a much nicer place to shop and it is really showing. Was really quiet and some empty premises. Selection of shops seems to be going downmarket and that may be a reflection of the reduced traffic flow. We were at the Family Bookstore otherwise we would not have gone out of our way to go there nowadays.

Visited October 2013
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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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“The Lakeland Center”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The Lakeland Center is nice, it has good parking and is comfortable inside.
That being said, it is primarily a gigantic building for events. In the winter time there is ice skating (in central Florida!), there are various concerts, there are gun shows, anything where an event is to be held.

You go there to go to an event, not see the building.

Visited April 2013
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Lakeland, Florida
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“You key theatre intimate theatre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The you key theatre is a small theatre but very intimate & hosts a wide range of entertainment, with great seating & acoustics!. Would much rather go there than a big arena!

Visited June 2013
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