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“The Tropic”
Review of Tropic Cinema

Tropic Cinema
Ranked #1 of 9 Fun & Games in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Tropic Cinema is South Florida's only nonprofit multiplex cinema screening 1st-run indie, foreign and documentary films and Hollywood blockbusters every day. With 4 theaters, state-of-the art projection services and the best concessions stand anywhere (we serve wine and beer and drizzle our popcorn with 100% melted butter), it's no wonder Florida Monthly magazine named Tropic Cinema "Florida's Best Cinema" for four consecutive years.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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169 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“The Tropic”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

Best place in America to watch a movie. Great popcorn and wine

Visited December 2011
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Kihei, Hawaii
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“Every Cinema Should Follow The Tropic's Example”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

The Tropic Cinema is a jewel. If you join the Cinema (I think the lowest annual fee is $35) you get the benefit or lower prices for every movie and advance notice of movies coming, going and special events. There is a wonderful lounge area where you can read a book or browse through some of the local newspapers before or after a movie. Their Cafe has the usual popcorn, chocolate & other candies, but their freezer holds the key to my heart, Raspberry & Key Lime Pie dipped in dark chocolate on a stick. If I had to have one dessert before I left the planet it would be that one. There are all kinds of special events at the Tropic, with Red Carpet events for watching the Oscars and a choice of Oscar nominated films to watch before the awards. And did I mention that you can buy alcohol in the theatre? It's common place for couples to choose their seats while holding a glass of red wine, or even sliding a bottle into the plastic spot beside your seat where soft drinks are held.

The Tropic is how theatres should be, and if you find yourself lucky enough to be in Key West, drop by, catch a flick and carry a glass of wine while you choose your seat in the clean and beautifully decorated venue.

Visited January 2012
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Calcutta, Ohio
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Clean and respectful”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

We wished that we had discovered this venue sooner in our month long trip because it was nice to sit with an audience who were actually quiet during the entire film (this doesn't seem to happen in our home area anymore!).

Visited January 2012
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Oakville, Canada
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Tropic Cinema is movie viewing in an intimate setting.”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

On a rainy afternoon in February my husband and I saw a great movie - The Artist - in a small, comfortable theatre room with great acoustics and comfortable chairs. A nice diversion to the crazy atmosphere on Duval Street. Very art deco lobby with interesting snacks including wine as an option for a drink with your popcorn - nice decadent touch!

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Orchard Park, New York
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“So much fun”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

Going to the Tropic Cinema is a real treat. We went to see The Descendents with George Clooney. This cinema is so much fun. The staff is very friendly. I was amazed at the snack bar - beer, wine, Keurig coffee, Godiva chocolate, key lime pie, 10 different toppings for popcorn. It was quite a selection. The theaters aren't very large, nor are the screens but it's very cozy. I look forward to going there again.

Visited February 2012
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