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“Well run art house”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Well run art house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Granted, going to see a movie may not be at the top of your "thing to do in Key West" list. However, if you do find yourself caught on a rainy day looking for something to do, this is great theater. Thoughtful selection of films, clean, comfortable, and clearly run by folks that care about film.

Visited December 2012
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Chicago
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“funky, excellent community movie house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

This beautifully renovated theater is actually a multiplex a half block off Duval Street in downtown Key West. It's run by volunteers, mostly seniors, and runs first-run movies as well as what I'd call off-Broadway films that might escape more traditional movie houses. An example: we saw a wonderful documentary that followed two Amsterdam hookers in their seventies. Offbeat and unexpectedly good.

Visited October 2013
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FL
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98 reviews
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“Love This Cinema!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

When I visit Key West, I always stop in for a movie (or two) at the Tropic. The place is so laid back and cozy. The film selections are for the most part not the mainstream variety-which I prefer. Wine/beer are served and the ladies at the snack bar are wonderful and hilarious!

Visited November 2013
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Bear, Delaware, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Maybe a rainy day event”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

This place had some charm, but it is not close to historic. The cinema is less than nine years old. Ticket prices are normal ($11). I would have rather spent my dollar somewhere else.

Visited November 2013
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Key West, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

We love this cinema, it has snacks, wine and beer, it is always clean and the staff is super friendly and helpful.

Visited November 2013
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