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Tampa Theatre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Historic Venue for Exciting Productions

Tampa Theatre is a Treasure! Opening nearly 100 years ago, the Theatre has been restored to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clearwater, Florida
Amazing Building, Amazing Tour

Walk inside the lobby and you'll be surprised and intrigued. But when they take you into the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Orlando, Florida
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“wurlitzer organ”(26 reviews)
“movie palaces”(17 reviews)
“classic movie”(14 reviews)
1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer organ before shows.
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711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4435
+1 813-274-8286
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here for a Comedy Show. The staff was very helpful in getting you to your seats. The drinks and food were expensive but they made the drinks strong. My only complaint was they put in extra rows of chairs that were taller than the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ChristineM935
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful building , Cant wait to go back again. Such history in the theatre . I will check the schedule for the up an coming events. Please have more concerts.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TanyaR122369
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tampa Theatre is a Treasure! Opening nearly 100 years ago, the Theatre has been restored to original magnificence and has been recognized as one of the most beautiful movie theatres in the world. Experiencing the original feel of the theatre with the personal organ playing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Florida_Travlr12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk inside the lobby and you'll be surprised and intrigued. But when they take you into the theater itself you'll be absolutely stunned. I've never seen anything like it. Our tour was given by the CEO himself and we couldn't have been luckier. He told...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Classic_Creation
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of a handful of 1920s vintage movie houses left in the U.S. that has been maintained and restored. It comes complete with a giant organ that rises out of the stage, and before nearly every showing, there is about a half hour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jay W
Reviewed 4 January 2019

There is a lot of history in the theater and it is well worth going to see an event and listen to the organ play.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank louisf777
Reviewed 27 December 2018

We had 4:30PM will call tickets on CHRISTMAS DAY 12/25/2018. We parked on the east side of Franklin on Polk St. As soon as we got out of the car we were accosted by a street beggar. We then crossed Polk to Franklin to be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank David R
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

I loved this place! Its beautiful and historic and well preserved. Its definitely a nice change of pace for the normal Florida attractions. The backstage tour is only offered a few times a year so make sure you do it. Check me out on youtube...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank Mrbucketlist
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Overall, this is a cool although slightly creepy feeling venue. My daughter and I attended a movie here and the interior and concession stand are very nice. The upstairs bathroom was awful though. It was clean but appeared to be literally falling apart and smelled...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Pier1girl
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This theatre is very historical, it's like you're walking through time. I saw the movie "The Bookshop" there, great movie. I would recommend seeing a movie there just to explore the inside of this beautiful establishment.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Maxine O
22 January 2019|
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Response from 140bobbiek | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of great restaurants near the theater with different price points
Kelton J
15 July 2018|
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Response from C6384MZpaulf | Reviewed this property |
Normally, the organ player will begin playing about 30 minutes before the start of the show. However, if they’re showing a silent movie, the organ player will play throughout the film. My wife and I were fortunate to hear... More
8 January 2018|
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How much does it cost?