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Polk Theatre

127 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-4664
+1 863-682-7553
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Very nice theater

A friend and I recently visited the Polk Theater. Parking was free and easily accessible behind... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Nice small movie palace

I have been to the Polk several times. It is a gem of a small movie palace. It is an atmospheric... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Palm Bay, Florida
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127 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-4664
+1 863-682-7553
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

A friend and I recently visited the Polk Theater. Parking was free and easily accessible behind the building. The doors opened promptly at the correct time. Staff were friendly and helpful. The interior of the theater was very beautiful, reminding me of the Tampa Theatre,...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have been to the Polk several times. It is a gem of a small movie palace. It is an atmospheric theater with stars twinkling in the "sky" and the feel that you are sitting in an Italian courtyard. The theater is equipped with a...More

Thank JackofPBFL
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice old theatre. Lots of street parking and a block or do from downtown. They offer a few snacks and beer and wine. Seats seem bigger than most theaters. I don't think the sound system was a bit off.

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This dates back to a time when live organ music entertained patrons before the start of the movie. The theater has been restored and has some beautiful features. They show only independent films and are open only on a limited basis. The all volunteer staff...More

Thank Jeanne O
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is a really cute place to come and watch movies. It is 1 of 9 places in Polk County that's on the national register of hysteric places.

Thank Ellie W
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This theatre was built in the 1920's and has been kept in it's original historic style. It hosts a number of events throughout the year, from dinner and movies on the weekends, to Rocky Horror Picture show every year at Halloween. It has a great...More

1  Thank jmlac282
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The Polk Theater is an "atmospheric" built in the early 1920s that has been lovingly restored to it's original glory complete with clouds at dusk giving way to stars in the night sky soaring above facades resembling an Italian renaissance courtyard. The multi-use facility even...More

3  Thank J C
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

A friend and I went to the Polk Theater to see Gone With the Wind and thoroughly enjoyed it. The theater which was built in the 1920s is well-maintained. We were surprised to be treated to a live organ concert as we entered. This is...More

1  Thank MaryN0116
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Our first visit to Polk to see Tommy James and the Shondells and what a great old theater it is! Comfy seating, friendly and helpful staff. Popcorn and beverages make it a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Appreciate the foresight and investment folks make in keeping...More

Thank shwanee
Reviewed 6 March 2016

I love this place it's a real gem! First of its like walking back in time. I love they they play classic movies. It's in such a cool location and let's just say "The King" played there back in the day. Elvis himself played back...More

Thank Doctortea
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