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Tampa Theatre

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Address: 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4435
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+1 813-274-8981
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 14:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 15:00 - 20:00
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1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still...

1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer organ before shows.

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Go Back to 1926

The Tampa Theatre is a "movie palace" from a bygone era. It is a non-profit theatre that that supports itself by featuring a wide range of films each day (documentaries, classics... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tampa Theatre is a "movie palace" from a bygone era. It is a non-profit theatre that that supports itself by featuring a wide range of films each day (documentaries, classics, independent, etc.)The Theatre offers special events for the Oscars and other special movie milestones. A behind-the-scenes tour is available.

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Ruskin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Tampa Theater is a fantastic stage to see this show of "In the Mood"! The place was built in 1920-1925? but looks as great as ever. So much nostalgia....I am sure now that we have been there that we will be attending many more upcoming shows.

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Absolutely a transporting experience. Walking up on the cobblestone street and seeing the glow of the marquee you know you're in for some history. We went for a Valentine's Day screening of Sleepless in Seattle where a bunch of couples were getting married and renewing their vows beforehand. Just to think of such a neat event scores points. They also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking up to get your ticket, then through the doors greeted by friendly staff is a treat, even before you consider an interesting snack (more friendliness) or enter to the elaborate and beautiful theatre. It is always a special occasion to go Ito the vintage Tampa Theatre, Get there early enough to listen to the wonderful pre-show organ concert rising... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish they still had Concerts there It was a fantastic Place to see Jazz fusion band. Like Billy Cobham, Level 42 !

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Thank Sushimans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tampa Theater is like stepping back in time and wonderful that it has been saved from the wrecking ball. It is like a Villa within a building and if you go into the balcony you feel like you have stepped outside with the stars in the ceiling. I have always thought it would be a great place for plays... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and clean theater. Comfortable leather recliner. Two security guards are duty. Watched Patriot Day and it was an amazing movie.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to this theatre many, many times. It is consistently the best! The people are friendly, it is very clean and there isn't a bad seat! The ambiance, the organist and the beauty inside the theatre is worth going to see even if a movie wasn't playing. We live nearby so we ride our bikes or take the "Downtowner."... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great local theatre with the craftsmanship of expertise. Ornate architecture that is compelling. The talent was surprisingly great, the music, lighting, and staff made this a fantastic evening.

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Thank Cheritaylor
Tampa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The experience feels like being transported back in time to a great theater in Atlanta. There is a look of luxury all around. The organ coming upon the stage before the movie begins is a special treat. I enjoy dressing especially nice when I go there. It adds to my feeling of being in a special place.

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