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Tampa Theatre

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Address: 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4435
Phone Number:
+1 813-274-8981
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10:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
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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The real Tampa Experience

This 90-year old theater is an incredible gem of history that can take you back to th elate 1920's when it was built all the way through the 40's & 50's if you are of an age to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Bob K
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This 90-year old theater is an incredible gem of history that can take you back to th elate 1920's when it was built all the way through the 40's & 50's if you are of an age to remember theaters back then. The magnificent ornate interior is worthy of arriving early so you can appreciate every statue and architectural nuance... More 

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Holiday, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy beautiful, interesting architecture, stepping back in time or like haunted places this is the place for you. This wonderful venue offers movies and concerts and other events. The beauty of coming here is to experience the awesomeness the décor and the Beautiful Blue Sky and stage. It was constructed in 1926 and is one of the few... More 

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1 Thank Evelyn I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As a Tampa local, I love this theatre! They always have interesting showings of classic and current films. I like that they have such a nice variety and include indie films as well. There are several places to eat and explore nearby as well, so it makes for a perfect setting for date night or an afternoon out. Highly recommend!

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Thank Victoria G
Ozona, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Went to see It is a Wonderful Life. The Theatre is beautiful, and music and sing along is so cool. Would highly recommend

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Thank StuInOzona
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Went to see "It's A Wonderful Life" with my mother and daughter while visiting my parents for the holidays. I knew I loved the Tampa Theatre from many visits there years ago, but I had forgotten just how unique and special a venue it is. It is justifiably considered one of the most beautiful theatres in the world. In addition,... More 

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Thank Tony F
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Sitting in the balcony, admiring the beautiful details, watching the Wurlitzer rise through the floor took us back in time. I can't wait to go back and take a tour of the theater to find out more!

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Thank artnbarb1288
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was a great place to see a movie. It makes the whole experience of watching a film into an event. The whole experience is beautiful.

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Thank leslielitte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

You haven't really seen Tampa until you've visited the quirky Tampa Theater. Make sure you get a tour or watch a movie there. The organ and player come up from deep below the stage to entertain the audience. The theater feels like you are sitting outside underneath a star lit sky. The movies are always interesting and varied. It's the... More 

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Thank Bonnie E
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful theater and great place to catch a movie. Gorgeous historic interior and comfortable seats. Loved sitting in the balcony and overlooking the whole theater.

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