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Tampa Theatre

711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4435
+1 813-274-8981
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One of the 10 most beautiful theatres in the world

This theatre is simply awesome. It was listed by the BBC as one of the 10 most beautiful movie... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sushila N
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Chantilly, Virginia
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Beautiful Old Theatre

We were anxious to see the inside of the Tampa Theatre now that it has been restored. We took the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jean W
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer organ before shows.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4435
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"wurlitzer organ"
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"independent films"
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"wonderful life"
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"classic movie"
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"step back in time"
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"silent movie"
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"movie house"
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"wizard of oz"
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"special events"
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"beautiful building"
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"date night"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This theatre is simply awesome. It was listed by the BBC as one of the 10 most beautiful movie cinemas in the world and certainly is the most beautiful I have ever been to. It was built in 1926 as one of America’s most elaborate...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were anxious to see the inside of the Tampa Theatre now that it has been restored. We took the opportunity to visit and see the Darlene Love performance. Great evening. We had no idea how beautiful the theatre is. Definitely worth a visit. Darlene...More

Thank Jean W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank goodness Tampa has decided to preserve and maintain this wonderful piece of history, where we went to enjoy some classic American films. The architecture is breathtaking, everything restored and maintained beautifully.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A few friends and I took the tour of the Tampa theater and may I say, for the historic value alone, it was an amazing treat. I thoroughly recommend taking the tour and enjoying the stories from the Tampa theater’s entertainment past.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being old, I remember when theaters were single features and much more elaborate than now. But to see this restoration, was quite an experience. Bring the kids to show them how things were done in the "olde days". The ticket price for the movie was...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

And here we though Tampa was a cultural desert! The restoration of this art deco period gem is superb - a must see if only for the architecture. But it was also great to see a movie in a classic theater. Hats off to the...More

Thank pcyork
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

We stopped by the day after Christmas to see a movie here. The design details throughout the theater are amazing. Our vacation coincided with the theater reopening after a remodeling effort, so we got to enjoy new seats. We had fun viewing the film from...More

Thank 20854Dave_K
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

They are currently remodeling this downtown Tampa icon. The theatre is going to be updated with the old world charm intact. So wait a couple of months before visiting. As always parking is a little scarce so leave early. In Tampa the on street parking...More

Thank Sharon B
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Historic venue that still holds up. Seats are a little small. Acoustics are okay. BUT, the place oozes charm. Definitely a cool venue if a band you know is appearing.More

1  Thank Scott L
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Jill W, Public Relations Manager at Tampa Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for the kind words, Scott! You'll be thrilled to know that we're actually replacing those small, uncomfortable, 40-year-old seats NEXT MONTH, and when we reopen at the end of December, it will be with more comfortable seats, more leg room, CUPHOLDERS (for the...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

A walk back in time, this theatre has been restored to its original glory. Tours (90 min.) are on a Tuesday & Saturday, once a month, beginning at 11:30 AM. Adults @ $10, Children (2-12) @ $8. For availability, I recommend calling to verify the...More

6  Thank FLworldwanderer
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Flick115
6 January 2018|
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Response from Jill W | Property representative |
We'll second the suggestion of Eddie & Sam's... it's a staff favorite here at Tampa Theatre. Same goes for Taco Bus on Franklin Street, just a few blocks south of us. Any way you slice it (pizza pun intended), downtown Tampa... More
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Liz G
2 June 2017|
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Contact them directly for tour hrs and such.
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