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Tampa Theatre

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Do the behind the scenes tour!

I loved this place! Its beautiful and historic and well preserved. Its definitely a nice change of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Clearwater, Florida
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Tampa Theatre

This theatre is very historical, it's like you're walking through time. I saw the movie "The... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Alexandria, Virginia
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1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer organ before shows.
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711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4435
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I loved this place! Its beautiful and historic and well preserved. Its definitely a nice change of pace for the normal Florida attractions. The backstage tour is only offered a few times a year so make sure you do it. Check me out on youtube...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, this is a cool although slightly creepy feeling venue. My daughter and I attended a movie here and the interior and concession stand are very nice. The upstairs bathroom was awful though. It was clean but appeared to be literally falling apart and smelled...More

1  Thank Pier1girl
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This theatre is very historical, it's like you're walking through time. I saw the movie "The Bookshop" there, great movie. I would recommend seeing a movie there just to explore the inside of this beautiful establishment.

1  Thank Bre40
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This theatre is so beautiful and old! Watching movies here is so awesome, watching silent films with the organ player playing is truly an experience. This is a place you want to go!

Thank Tisha V
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Be sure to get to the theatre a bit early so you can stroll around and take in the interior. Absolutely gorgeous venue. We were there on a Sunday afternoon to catch one of the last "summer series" films (Casablanca) and were entertained by the...More

Thank tampacubana2015
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I've been to this theatre for shows and backstage tours. The staff is always friendly! Cheap food and drinks and even the show tickets are cheap. Just be sure to buy tickets in advance because some stuff does sell out fast. The recent renovations are...More

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The Tampa theatre is gorgeous on the inside. Great classic films. Every year my son and I attend the interactive Rocky Horror Picture Show which is a blast. They also hold Oscar Night here which is a great event.

Thank 140bobbiek
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a rare experience. A lovely, old time movie theater with an organist! The theater is beautiful and the staff is always friendly!

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 25 July 2018

There's no reason not to visit this place. The theater restoration is unbelievable and worth going there just to see that. Then there is the organ... WOW. If you get the opportunity, try to attend one of the silent film presentations that is accompanied by...More

1  Thank al73vw
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I am embarrassed to say that I have only been to the Tampa Theatre once before and have lived in the area 20 years. I am unsure what has changed but according to other reviewers the theatre did some renovations. Maybe that's why it didn't...More

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Kelton J
15 July 2018|
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Response from Paul F | Reviewed this property |
Normally, the organ player will begin playing about 30 minutes before the start of the show. However, if they’re showing a silent movie, the organ player will play throughout the film. My wife and I were fortunate to hear... More
5 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