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Tampa Theatre

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Address: 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4435
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+1 813-274-8981
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3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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
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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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A Glance at the Past - Tampa Theater

Visited the Tampa Theater for a Sierra Club event showing the documentary "Troubled Waters". The crowd was enthusiastic and passionate about their cause to protect the waterways... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the Tampa Theater for a Sierra Club event showing the documentary "Troubled Waters". The crowd was enthusiastic and passionate about their cause to protect the waterways and waters of Florida. However, we went in to experience the theater, and were not disappointed. This is a beautifully restored and maintained 1920's movie palace. The tile work, the sky, the statues... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tampa theatre is always a great time. It's GORGEOUS and they've done a lot of work to make the sound quality good too. Love it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gorgeous historic theater that has undergone many recent renovationstudy. Very comfortable seats and the staff is very attentive. It always is a pleasant experience to visit here!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful throw back Theater. Have seen a few classics there and most recently some of the academy serf nominations for short films. The screen is a good size, if you sit upstairs don't sit in the first row because the rail limits your view. Other than that this Theater is a "must visit" in Tampa!! 5 stars!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk through the doors of the Tampa Theatre and you pass through a portal through time. The decor is fascinating, and weird and altogether wonderful. Taking a seat in the balcony provides a better view of the screen as well as a perch to look into the pit when the pipe organ emerges before the feature. This alone is worth... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

restored historic theater with an eclectic variety of entertainment, downtown location easy to get to

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Killeen, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed watching a performance of "In the Mood" (a swing era musical revue) in a historic theatre. The architecture is beautiful. We were seated in the 3rd row of the mezzanine which I thought was perfect for that type of performance. However, the mezzanine is steep, so I would not recommend it for people with mobility issues. Parking... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Tampa Theatre is a "movie palace" from a bygone era. It is a non-profit theatre that that supports itself by featuring a wide range of films each day (documentaries, classics, independent, etc.)The Theatre offers special events for the Oscars and other special movie milestones. A behind-the-scenes tour is available.

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Ruskin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

The Tampa Theater is a fantastic stage to see this show of "In the Mood"! The place was built in 1920-1925? but looks as great as ever. So much nostalgia....I am sure now that we have been there that we will be attending many more upcoming shows.

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Absolutely a transporting experience. Walking up on the cobblestone street and seeing the glow of the marquee you know you're in for some history. We went for a Valentine's Day screening of Sleepless in Seattle where a bunch of couples were getting married and renewing their vows beforehand. Just to think of such a neat event scores points. They also... More 

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