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Address: 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4435
Phone Number: +1 813-274-8981
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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
Description:

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 Step Back In Time

Sitting in the balcony, admiring the beautiful details, watching the Wurlitzer rise through the floor took us back in time. I can't wait to go back and take a tour of the theater... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
artnbarb1288
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting in the balcony, admiring the beautiful details, watching the Wurlitzer rise through the floor took us back in time. I can't wait to go back and take a tour of the theater to find out more!

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Thank artnbarb1288
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to see a movie. It makes the whole experience of watching a film into an event. The whole experience is beautiful.

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Thank leslielitte
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You haven't really seen Tampa until you've visited the quirky Tampa Theater. Make sure you get a tour or watch a movie there. The organ and player come up from deep below the stage to entertain the audience. The theater feels like you are sitting outside underneath a star lit sky. The movies are always interesting and varied. It's the... More 

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Thank Bonnie E
Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful theater and great place to catch a movie. Gorgeous historic interior and comfortable seats. Loved sitting in the balcony and overlooking the whole theater.

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Thank Tracy C
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This historical theater is absolutely breathtaking. It is romantic and magical. The Holidays bring movies that will remind Boomers of their childhood and introduce classics to the millennials. Check out the schedule on their website.

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Thank southernrosie2016
Tampa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historic theater is a feast for the eyes and viscerally transports you to another time. The theater shows an eclectic mix of independent, foriegn films and even film classics. They have live performances of comedians, music groups and community events, and the ghost tours are a must when visiting downtown Tampa. A true cultural treasure!

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Thank Brenton P
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a totally marvelous place to see a movie. Relaxing, calming- go into the past when seeing a movie was a real event! Do not go here without a tour by one of the docents to discover the theater's past. History lovers- it's a must! Don't miss it!

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Thank B3119ZAwilliams
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

This beautiful building holds a true gem of Tampa. The 1920s building is a must for anyone who romances over the old fashion cinema concept, making a simple trip for a movie into a true night out. Make sure to get there early and enjoy the organist before the performance and keep an eye out for special events.

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Thank Kirintal
Stuart, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This theater is absolutely beautiful from start to finish. I was awed by the architectural detail both inside and out. The staff were wonderful despite a fairly raucous crowd.

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Thank DonnaEChrisF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Over the years, from 2005-present, I have been to concerts/performances in the theater, to see limited release movies, classic movies, and traditional films at the Tampa Theatre. Truly it stands alone in a world full of corporate modern theaters. I will continue to return every year, whenever I can.

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Thank Laura R

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