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Tampa Theatre

711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4435
+1 813-274-8981
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Tampa Theatre

Was a local secret for many years. But now everyone moving back to downtown, seems like cats out of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
cyndidroe
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Tampa, Florida
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Not your typical theater..

.. by any means. Special movies, plays, events etc take place at this historic Theater located in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
usfscuba
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
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711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4435
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+1 813-274-8981
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a local secret for many years. But now everyone moving back to downtown, seems like cats out of the bag. A GREAT venue, for lots besides movies. If you are a local/ or first time Florida visitor, you will ENJOY regardless of, or in...More

Thank cyndidroe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

.. by any means. Special movies, plays, events etc take place at this historic Theater located in the heart of Downtown Tampa. If you are looking for the typical movie theater experience - go elsewhere. If you want a night of character, perhaps a special...More

Thank usfscuba
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous for events, movies, great location. A must see for a Tampa visit. Can not say enough great about the gorgeous architecture and history.

1  Thank Amy L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Been there for both , Loved it every time , it was redone some years back and is a very nice place to go on a date. they also sale draft bud or bud lite. which I enjoyed at the concert for Annie Lenox. really...More

Thank C C
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

From the moment you walk in you are transported to a time when attention to every single detail was made. I've never been to a theatre I love more! The smaller size makes every event more special and intimate. The over the top historic design...More

Thank Nikki C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a must see for fans of the 1920's silent movie culture and the great entertainment palaces enjoyed by even the ordinary people. First is the charming ticket booth and then the walk up the Spanish tiled floor into the lobby. The garish original...More

Thank madamemj
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is the perfect place for a romantic date. The opulent theatre dates back to 1926 and has been renovated numerous times since then. But its spectacular architecture and ambiance lives on. It's a hidden jewel. Many people haven't even heard of it despite all...More

Thank divaonthego2017
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Built in 1926 it is among America’s most elaborate movie palaces. The Tampa Theatre today is a protected community landmark. The Theatre is managed by the not-for-profit Tampa Theatre Foundation and hosts more than 600 events each year, including first-run and classic films, concerts, special...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

There are more and more reasons to visit downtown Tampa and this afternoon we found yet another. This place is a treat. A movie, yes, but more than that, a beautiful destination taking you back to a special place in time when buildings were wonderfully...More

1  Thank walkflyeatsleep
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This place is incredible. Just go. There is a guy who plays organ before the movie, they have signature cocktails, it's awesome

Thank Justin D
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Liz G
Can we just tour the theater? If so, may we tour tomorrow morning?
2 June 2017|
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Response from usfscuba | Reviewed this property |
Contact them directly for tour hrs and such.
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Marie R
We are attending a book signing in May. Where is a good place to park? Across the street at UT? We are coming from Lakeland. Going to eat at Mis en Plase first. Thank you for answering ASAP MARIE RUMPH
16 April 2017|
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Response from Jill W | Property representative |
Hi Marie! It looks like your fellow visitors have given some great answers, and we at Tampa Theatre would agree: your best bets are the on-street metered spots on Zack and Polk between Franklin and Florida avenues - which... More
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Carly M
What kind of a show did you see that included a Wurlitzer Organ? MY husband would love that!
5 January 2017|
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Response from Jill W | Property representative |
Hi Carly! Tampa Theatre still has its original 1926 Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. We have a group of volunteer organists who play it for about 15 minutes before nearly every film we show. We also go "back to our roots" as... More
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