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Tropic Cinema

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Address: 416 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040-6512
Phone Number: +1 877-761-3456
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Tropic Cinema is South Florida's only nonprofit multiplex cinema screening...

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.

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Favorite Movie Theater

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! Always a terrific selection of movies both Big production and artsy to choose from. Nice Wine and Beer selection and plenty of snacks. Only thing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Diane C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! Always a terrific selection of movies both Big production and artsy to choose from. Nice Wine and Beer selection and plenty of snacks. Only thing that ever bothers us, is theaters are a bit small and sometimes it seems to be tough to regulate the temperatures... can be cold one minute with very high AC... More 

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Thank Diane C
Paul M, Executive Director at Tropic Cinema, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! We're in the middle of an extensive revamp of the air conditioning. I'm sorry that it was a little uneven for you but we are working hard to improve things. We truly appreciate your patronage. Paul Melroy Executive Director More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place!! Would definitely go again!!! Nice seats, clean, and I really like all the seasonings for your popcorn. A+++

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Thank BigBoulder
Paul M, General Manager at Tropic Cinema, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind thoughts! Our popcorn bar is one of our patrons' favorite things. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Didn't realize this existed until near the end of my will in Key West. Had almost run out of things to do and I was starting to get sick of sweating in the heat walking around outside. Fortunately I found this place to spend a few hours watching a good movie. Very friendly staff and great food and drink.

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Thank Guy O
Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Delightful theatre staffed by wonderful, friendly volunteers! Awesome snack bar, more than just your typical items. They offer wine, either by the glass or bottle, a cheese and crackers plate, dessert items, etc. Very clean and well run. I love it.

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1 Thank Leslie576
Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Tropic cinema is a Key West treasure! Enjoy Beer, Wine & gourmet snacks, as well as traditional theater snacks (fresh popped popcorn and candies.) Super clean and comfortable!

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Small, friendly and trendy movie house. Beer and wine available. Real butter on the popcorn. A few blockbusters, but mostly small-release and foreign films. Some theaters are small (a few dozen seats), so don't go there expecting an IMAX experience, but the sound quality is great. Hosts many local-oriented events, benefiting local film and art programs, schools, and service organizations.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Decided to see a movie while staying in Key West. What a great theatre. Current titles, great snack bar plus licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. All managed by volunteers. Wow! Nice work. It was a great night.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We've been to KW dozens of times and this is our first stop to the movie theater. We were blown away by how friendly all of the workers (volunteers?) were, the great selection of concessions and the cleanliness of the theater. It's a perfect afternoon activity to get out of the sun for a bit. We will definitely be back.

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1 Thank Katie E
Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This was a fun cinema to visit with the kids. It has the feel of a vintage cinema, and is convenient to all the places you may stay in Old Town. The movies they show are new releases. Be prepared for small viewing rooms and screens -- this didn't detract from our fun at all but I feel that some... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Cool spot for a good vintage photo. Take a pic with Marilyn Monroe. Loved the retro architecture, makes you feel like you are back in time.

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