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Tampa Theatre

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Address: 711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: 813 274-8981
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10:00 am - 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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Saw a movie based on a Jane Austin nouvelle written when she was 14. I love the Tampa Theater. I remember going as a kid and just marveling at the sheer beauty of the place. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw a movie based on a Jane Austin nouvelle written when she was 14. I love the Tampa Theater. I remember going as a kid and just marveling at the sheer beauty of the place. I still love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the loveliest movie theater's I've been to. Actually made the film I came to watch that much better.

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Thank Tomiko K
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In a city where there's very little left of historic interest that hasn't been bulldozed or turned into a nightclub, thank goodness Tampa Theater has survived! The inside is beautiful, if you're from out of town be sure to take the tour. My best memories of TT was an intimate evening of jazz with Fourplay, but every time I go... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tampa Theatre is a beautiful art deco style movie house. It's worth taking the behind - the-scenes tour and hearing the ghost stories. If you're into organ music, they have that too. Great place to see a movie or a concert.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this place. Here, you can enjoy the architecture of a 1920s theater, with shows that include old movies, silent films, and an organist that comes up through the stage and plays ahead of the show!! What a hoot! He's great! Movies from The Maltese Falcon to other classics grace the screen. The only imperfect is that the seats... More 

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Thank shirasagi
Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As beautiful interior as you'll ever see in a theater. The Wulitzer rising and descending before the show is a great treat. Good organist. It's never crowded, and you can sit wherever you like. Lots of people like the balcony, so give yourself time to check out where you want to sit. Some great movies, some of them old classics.... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I went to see Welcome to NightVale in this theatre. The theatre it's self is very pretty and very old. If you are tall the seats are very close together and there is no leg room at all. However there was not a bad seat in the theatre to see a show, I say go if there... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family has been here many times to support the theatre. We have brought out-of-town guests here. Our final visit was on June 26, to see the Summer Classic, "The Forbidden Planet." My wife is 6 months pregnant, and very obviously pregnant. We drove in the rain from Pinellas County to support Tampa Theatre. In return, we were treated like... More 

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Jill W, Public Relations Manager at Tampa Theatre, responded to this review

First of all, let me apologize for the negative experience you had at Tampa Theatre a few weeks ago! As a new mom myself, I am sensitive to the unique dietary needs that come along with pregnancy, and I understand how frustrated you and your wife must be. Like many entertainment venues, Tampa Theatre does have a policy against outside... More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you ever visit Tampa, don't miss the opportunity to tour the Tampa Theatre. Designed and built by John Eberson, this amazing theatre became the architect’s favorite example of his “atmospheric” style of design. There is also a Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. This is a magnificent three-manual, 14-rank instrument, which was originally installed when the Tampa Theatre opened in 1926... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've attended movies there, as well as a US naturalization ceremony. This beautiful, historic theater elevates each and every event to a superb, memorable experience. When in Tampa, I would consider it a "must see"!

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