We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
A Surprise

We were a little disappointed in the movie options at this restored Art Deco theater... and decided... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chestertown, Maryland
Great Fun

The Tropic is an independent movie theater complex with multiple screens and a classic Key West... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Doc A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Read all 820 reviews
All photos (54)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“great movie”(29 reviews)
“marilyn monroe”(23 reviews)
Tropic Cinema is South Florida's only nonprofit multiplex cinema screening 1st-run indie, foreign and documentary films and Hollywood blockbusters every day. With 4 theaters, state-of-the art projection services and the best concessions stand...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
416 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040-6512
+1 877-761-3456
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Key West
from $178.99
More Info
from $77.35
More Info
from $63.00
More Info
from $43.00
More Info
Reviews (820)
Filter reviews
796 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great movie marilyn monroe run by volunteers real butter first run movies concession stand wine and beer duval street films tropical matinee concessions blockbuster refreshments viewing florida
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 796 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a little disappointed in the movie options at this restored Art Deco theater... and decided to walk by it on a Saturday to see if any new releases had been added. We were in luck,,, as we saw that there was a re-broadcast...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hokie67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tropic is an independent movie theater complex with multiple screens and a classic Key West lounge. Arrive early and sample wine and cheese, Zabar's coffee, and a variety of snacks not expected at a movie popcorn stand. Some of the individual theaters are quite...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Doc A
Reviewed January 15, 2019

If you're in Key West, make a point of going to this cinema. It's a delightfully cheerfull spot, in a gorgeous Art Deco building. All the volunteers who work there are helpful and friendly. It's easy to get to and the movies they show there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank happyinfalmouth
Reviewed December 1, 2018

When there is a movie that you want to see while on vacation, i recommend that you see it at the Tropic. I understand that it was just renovated and it is very comfortable with a good sound and projection system. Largely manned by friendly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JimG689
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Went to see a quick movie and when I walked in I wasn't expecting to find it to be so cute and quaint. Not your usual theatre. Nice old fashioned looking candy counter and small theatres but they don't get as crowded so we were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kimthonpmson9942
Reviewed November 18, 2018

A wonderful, old-school movie theater just off of Duval Street. GREAT LOBBY! Awesome selection of adult beverages available. Comfortable seats, and flavored salts for your popcorn! Beautiful exterior!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dillhate
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Incredible old world charm n decor...great location, staff(who are all volunteers) go there every chance i get.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Decent seating, usual snacks , if you used to reclining chairs and dining and all that stuff this theater may not be for you. However if the movie and a comfortable chair and cool air conditioning do it for your viewing needs, you should be...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank K G
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We checked the web yesterday morning and a movie was showing at 3:35. We attempted to buy tickets but the website directed us to Mama Mia instead of the Mission Impossible movie listed at 3:35. So we tried to phone. The first showing was at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EvidentlyInvisible
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We tried to purchase tickets online for a Sunday movie. Couldn't do it online for that particular movie. So we tried to call and ask what was the matter. No answer all day. Now it is Monday, we saw the same movie we wanted to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mark M
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 51 nearby hotels
The Saint Hotel Key West, Autograph Collection
662 reviews
.03 miles away
Crowne Plaza Key West La Concha
1,367 reviews
.03 miles away
Simonton Court Historic Inn and Cottages
774 reviews
.09 miles away
Pegasus International Hotel
779 reviews
.15 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 492 nearby restaurants
The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.
1,766 reviews
.00 miles away
Glazed Donuts
889 reviews
.01 miles away
Mattheessen's Candy Kitchen
308 reviews
.04 miles away
Kilwins Chocolate Fudge & Ice Cream
338 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 762 nearby attractions
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
507 reviews
.04 miles away
The Oldest House
478 reviews
.06 miles away
US 1 Mile Marker 0
897 reviews
.09 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
December 26, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Muffarah M | Reviewed this property |
The tickets are the same prices as any movie tickets in any state. Their concesssion stand however is unusual and cheaper
July 22, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from elguapo2011 | Property representative |
Parking is a huge issue for all the businesses in Old Town Key West. However, for our members we offer access to heavily discounted parking after 5:00 every night at the post office which is only a block away. If you're... More