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“The Best Old Theatre Ever”
Review of Tampa Theatre

Tampa Theatre
Ranked #2 of 196 things to do in Tampa
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Owner description: 1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer organ before shows.
Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The Best Old Theatre Ever”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Tampa Theatre is the Old Grande Dame and the new sound system is awesome............I love going to this nostalgic place and love the organ player before performaces.

Visited March 2013
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“Add to you movie experience”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Very few movie theaters have character anymore but this 100 year old movie theater actually does. If you want a different experience with a bit of history added to it, then you must go here. If you see a "spooky" or scary movie here, this venue will actually enhance the experience.

Visited June 2013
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Tampa, FL
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“Step Back in the Roaring 20's”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

You won't believe this theatre -- built in the days when people escaped the heat and thrilled to each new adventure at the movies. With an authentic organ that is still used before all evening shows that played before there were "talkies", this beautiful theatre has stars that light up in the ceiling, 20's decoration still untouched today and a new sound system that enables you to hear as well as see the oldies but goodies the theatre shows. A real gem. The only problem is the 1920's seats which are small and uncomfortable compared to seats in modern theaters. Don't let that stop you though......well worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“If you like the Arts, this is the place.”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Excellent variety of entertainment. I have been here to see Stomp and the Blue Men group and it is a nice venue.

Visited April 2013
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Tampa
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“My butt hurts!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Please understand that I fully support the Tampa Theatre. Now that they have added digital cinema to their projection capabilities, it is more attractive to visit them. It's just the seats - once you sit in them for 120 to 140 minutes, they are painful. I recognize that this is probably due to these being the original seats from when the Theatre was built, i.e., 1926.

My only complaint. They serve fresh popped popcorn at a reasonable price, along with beverages, including beer and wine. Parking is free after 6pm and all day on Sunday.

Visited July 2013
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