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“What a GREAT place!”
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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Marathon, Florida
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“What a GREAT place!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Don't let the outside appearance of the building fool you. Once you walk inside, you will see comfortable sitting areas throughout the theater, a concession stand that offers more than the usual snacks. Friendly staff and very clean.

Visited June 2013
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Key West, Florida
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61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best independent theatre in the state”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

This charming venue for both studio and independent movies has several small theaters and often sponsors special festivals and screenings on particular themes. It has a flavor of Old Hollywood in the decor, and the Zabar's cafe features that famous New York coffee along with soft drinks, wine, beer, various snacks and, of course, freshly made popcorn. It actually did win "best movie theatre" in some state magazine competition, and it's easy to see why. Love it.

Visited May 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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144 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Very nice theater”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Wife and I caught a movie here while on vacation. Maybe the nicest place you will ever watch a movie. Nicely appointed lobby, bathrooms were immaculately clean. We had a bottle of wine while we watched the movie. Great gourmet doughnut shop next door too.

Visited July 2013
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Key West, Florida
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56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“My favorite theatre, the best movies”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

It is nearly the only theatre I will go to, with a rare exception. Great clean multi theatre, Indy movies, great snacks, good popcorn. In old town, highly recommend

Visited July 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely cinema!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

I am SUCH a big fan of this place, it's a cute and charming movie theatre, it feels like you are back in the 50's, but with all the latest technology and comfort in every way! The staff is polite and friendly and obviously very proud of their cinema, they know so much about cinematography - and the Tropic Cinema also shows Art Haus Films, European films, as well as non-blockbuster films; which I think is great! However, you will also find the usual Hollywood-movies here.
What I really like is that you may buy a gl of wine here, and bring it with you into the theatre. You may also enjoy cheese & crackers, hummus & crackers, as well as the good bag of popcorn with or without butter. I came here several times during my visit to Key West. Love this gorgeous cinema!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Chorini
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