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Tampa Theatre

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Address: 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4435
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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Tampa theater is a historic place to visit.The main entrance, main hall, stairwell to second floor and elevators are beautiful and well preserved.It is right in the heart of down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tampa theater is a historic place to visit.The main entrance, main hall, stairwell to second floor and elevators are beautiful and well preserved.It is right in the heart of down town Tampa close to other touristic places. You can visit the only 18th century cigar factury .If you love cigars, that is the place to buy them

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to watch a wonderful life with the family. It is such an awesome theater. The history just speaks through the walls. The sky in the actual theater has a night sky and stars that look real. This place is truly a classic. (Beware: the seats are the original seats so they aren't that comfortable)

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Thank BrittStan
tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This theater is Historic and a must visit and my first visit to these rare theaters from a past age was in San Antonio TX back in 89 which is a major stop for air force in basic training on our one day furlough so this is a must see especially with children as we should not forget the art... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tampa Theater transports you to the Roaring Twenties. If you love Cinema and architecture, this is the place to be

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit and see recent movies along with old film revivals . Huge skyline interior and lobby.

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Thank Brad H
Tampa, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to the Tampa Theater since I was a little girl! I used to see first run movies there! The most beautiful theater I have ever seen! So full of antiquary! A must visit for everyone!

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Thank princessangel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

such beautiful ornate wood inside this theatre, I was so impressed, loved it. Has nice events and movies here

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Thank Bratwoman
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here three years ago to see the silent film Wings and to hear 106 year old organist Rosa Rio on the Wurlitzer theater organ. She has since passed on but the organ remains and is worth a visit.

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Thank NJphotoGuy
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favorite movie houses -- nothing like the Wurlitzer organ prelude to the film to set the right tone. Beautifully restored and maintained, the Tampa Theatre is a treasure.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cons: old fashioned seats aren't as comfy as today's movie seats. Pros: it's amazing to look at - a giant piece of art and history They've upgraded their film projectors in the past years so they can play blockbuster films. this is also an excellent and intimate feeling concert venue. They have an organ player who rises up out of... More 

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