Tampa Theatre

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Tampa Theatre
5
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer organ before shows.
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soxfanPaxton
Worcester643 contributions
This historic theatre opened in 1926 and was designed as a movie theatre by John Eberson. It was an opulent movie theater and, by the end of the 1920's, more then 90 million Americans were going to the movies every week. But, by the 1960's and 1970's, going to the movies was no longer the great American past time and the theatre was in poor repair. Many of the theatres of the time were demolished. In 1978 the theatre had been restored by the city of Tampa and reopened with films, concerts and special events. The foyer is spectacular and showcases the 2004 renovation that took place. The ceiling in the foyer is a blue night sky with "stars" and the restored woodwork is gorgeous. There are tours only on weekends and you most likely will need advance reservations, available on their website. At the end of the very excellent tour we had an explanation of the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ and a short concert. It was spectacular!! I would recommend this tour to anyone who likes and appreciates historic buildings!
Written April 1, 2020
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richieactor
Sarasota, FL39 contributions
A 1926 Movie Theater meticulously restored to its glory days of the silent film. Take the 2 + hour guided tour of this beautiful theater will acquaint you to the films of the past present and future. Watching and seeing an organist make the original Wurlitzer pipe organ come to life is worth the nominal tour fee - what a sound! The CEO of the non-profit historical theater is your guide, and knows all the history and more that willing to share it. If you miss the tour, buy a ticket to see an old silent film with live organ accompaniment. Certainly not like like watching a silent on TV. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Written February 1, 2020
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jhonesnaps
Bradenton, FL6 contributions
Friends
This beautiful historic building take your breath away. The history of this magnificent building leaves you in awe and you can actually feel the great spirit vibe of this place. If you have the chance please come and enjoy this wonderful place.
Written September 22, 2021
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Ed Durand
2 contributions
What a magnificent of design! I recently went there two hours before showtime for the first time fearing I could not get a ticket for the Wizard of Oz. The woman working the booth could not have been nicer. I went as early as possible to explore the theatre and I was mesmerized. It was a travel in time to the luxurious movie palaces of the 1920s. OMG this place is a must see for locals and visitors. Going to the movies is one thing, going to Tampa Theatre is a completely wonderful experience.
Written July 1, 2021
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Judi C
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My husband and I were in awe of the architecture and history of this gem! The tour guide was amazing in her knowledge and enthusiasm for this historical landmark. I learned so much about movie palaces of the early 1900's and how they evolved over the years. At the end of the tour, we were treated to music played on the Wurlitzer pipe organ. Don't miss an opportunity to tour this amazing place!
Written April 21, 2022
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Kevin W
Valrico, FL2,298 contributions
We came here on Saturday night to enjoy a musical concert/performance by Post Modern Jukebox (PMJ). We were seated in the 4th row from the stage . The view and location was awesome!

The theatre itself is worth a visit.
Written March 8, 2020
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Robert C
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When I walked in to the Tampa Theatre the first thing I saw was a uniformed ticket taker surrounded by the most colorful surroundings I had ever seen. The candy counter sat in front of the marbled staircase and in my mind I had just entered into a fantasy of such grander that only a child of six years old could conjure. After that first visit in 1945 I have returned many many times and as soon as I enter that Magnificent Theatre I revert to the time I first entered. Take your child to the Tampa Theatre and let he or she relive my story.
Written January 28, 2021
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travelme
Weeki Wachee, FL169 contributions
This is absolutely a gem. A marvelous old movie palace complete with organ that use to accompany silent films. The architecture is unique and gargoyles are plenty. This theater has so many different offerings from old movies to the latest films, live performances, stand up and concerts included. They even have an Oscar night where you can dress in costume or your finest. I took the tour it was wonderful. You can book before you go on their website. Go and enjoy.
Written January 15, 2020
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Tampa Theatre has to be one of the best examples of old style movie palace architecture anywhere. The 1,446 seat auditorium resembles a mediterranean courtyard at night, complete with twinkling stars and floating clouds overhead. The ornate plasterwork is over the top, and the original furnishings from 1926 are still in place. A simply beautiful theatre, and part of the authentic part of Florida that you just don't get at the amusement parks. The community rescued their namesake theatre in the 1970's while many other historic theatres across the country were being demolished. What a gem. Today the theater is open almost every day of the year with mostly films, both offbeat and classic. It also offers the occasional rock, jazz or folk music concert and offers public tours several times a month. If you're looking for a bit of the "real" Florida outside of the ticky tacky tourist traps, this wonderful place is a must see.
Written June 16, 2005
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FLworldwanderer
Tampa, FL914 contributions
Friends
A walk back in time, this theatre has been restored to its original glory. Tours (90 min.) are on a Tuesday & Saturday, once a month, beginning at 11:30 AM. Adults @ $10, Children (2-12) @ $8. For availability, I recommend calling to verify the day you will visit. In addition, City Municipal parking (2 short blks. away, 800 N.Ashley Dr.) is recommended @ $1.20 per hr. You will hear the history, sit in the theatre, go down in the basement (yes, there is a basement), and hear the original Wurlitzer organ played. This tour is for adults and children alike. The staff are excellent, and obviously dedicated to their work. I hope this is helpful for your first visit.
Written July 26, 2017
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Tampa Theatre is open:
  • Sun - Sun 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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