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Polk Theatre

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127 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-4664
+1 863-682-7553
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WOW! Step back in time!

A mini Radio City Music Hall, full of architectural details from years past, an organ playing as... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2014
Suzie C
Baku, Azerbaijan
Love watching movies here!

It's like going back in time. Starting with the live organ music and then entering the theater... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2014
Larry T
Lakeland, Florida, United States
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127 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-4664
+1 863-682-7553

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Reviewed August 17, 2014

A mini Radio City Music Hall, full of architectural details from years past, an organ playing as you arrive, comfortable seating, reasonable ticket prices and snacks. It is very, very air-conditioned, particularly in front row seats. Balcony seats offer spectacular view. They offer classic and...More

Thank Suzie C
Reviewed August 4, 2014

It's like going back in time. Starting with the live organ music and then entering the theater with the vintage seats and finally ... the balcony! I'm so glad we finally tried this theater! It' s beautiful. Nostalgia lives at the Polk Theater.

Thank Larry T
Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming here since I was a young child...before the renovations. Currently restored to its perfection. This is a classic theater with painted sealing that looks like the sky...a façade of buildings and balconies. Elvis played this theater...it's a hidden gem here in...More

Thank Kap1313
Reviewed July 31, 2014

The only remaining theatre from Lakeland's original five, this art deco renovation is managed by a non profit group. The theatre was a place were many of Lakeland's children saw their first Disney Classic. Lines would extend around the block as anxious parents and fidgeting...More

Thank John K
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Great small theatre. Upon entering, it takes you back to the golden era of movies-double features, cartoons, etc. There's an organ there as well. Saw the play, Ernie and it was fantastic! Parking is a bit challenging but over all, it's a hidden gem!

Thank Impashable
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went here on a hot summer day to beat the heat. Nice and clean, typical high prices for snacks you expect to pay at these attractions.

Thank Ygfoster
Reviewed April 28, 2014

This play was incredible. Had a meet and great before play began and then question and answer period after. Very memorable. The theatre itself is beautiful.

Thank ALMAR1988
Reviewed March 25, 2014

This historic theatre is still active with everything from live performances to art cinema. One can see local productions of plays, regional dance companies, and national touring plays and musicians. There are regularly scheduled screening of some of the best films both old and recent....More

Thank RobertPhillips
Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

If you are fortunate to be in town during its run, go see Ernie. It's a play based on the life of Ernie Harwell, the voice of the Detroit Tigers. It is an excellent play. You will laugh and you will cry. I can't recommend...More

Thank FiftiesGal
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Beautiful historic theatre...must visit if given a chance...no seat is a poor seat. Saw many shows and music at this location. I believe it is funded through private donations so hope it continues to remain open...a gem for Lakeland!

Thank Tammy S
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Is parking available behind the theatre?
March 16, 2017|
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Response from Jeanne O | Reviewed this property |
hotels near polk theater?
February 7, 2016|
Response from jaraysco | Reviewed this property |
The Terrace Hotel would be the high end, historical site, and is within walking distance. LaQunita would be the best of the more standard hotels. The one at 1024 Crevasse Street would be about 5 miles away.