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Tampa Theatre

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Categories: Movie theater, Tourist attraction

Features: Date night, Icon, Indoor play zone

More in this neighborhood: Downtown Tampa

The landmark Tampa Theatre is a restored vintage movie palace known for its classic architecture and independent film showings. The venue, opened in 1926, seats 1,446 and hosts various film festivals.

The dazzling night-sky ceiling, plush red velvet draperies, gold inlaid facades, Renaissance statues - it's all breathtaking, distracting audiences from the show they paid to see. The theater is one of a handful of restored cinema palaces, built in a Florida-Mediterranean style, which includes touches of Italian Renaissance, Byzantine, Spanish, Mediterranean, Greek Revival, Baroque and English Tudor.

The above-average concession stand sells popcorn, soda, beer, gourmet coffee, nachos, pastries, candy and other snacks at reasonable prices. Smoking is permitted outside by the front entrance.

Events at Tampa Theatre

A Nightmare on Franklin Street
Friday, October 31, 2014 10:00pm Evil Dead (2013)
Friday, October 31, 2014 7:30pm Evil Dead (1981)
Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:30pm Tampa Ghost Stories with Deborah Frethem
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:30pm Child's Play (1988)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:30pm Shaun of the Dead
Monday, October 27, 2014 7:30pm Gremlins
Sunday, October 26, 2014 6:15pm Frankenweenie
Sunday, October 26, 2014 3:30pm The Witches (1990)
Saturday, October 25, 2014 10:15pm Eraserhead (1977)
Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:30pm Scream (1996)
Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:15pm Freaks (1932)
Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:30am Balcony to Backstage Tour: Ghost Stories
Friday, October 24, 2014 10:00pm Lights Off Paranormal Investigation
Friday, October 24, 2014 7:30pm Paranormal Activity (2007)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:30pm Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:30pm Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:30pm Young Frankenstein (1974)
Monday, October 20, 2014 7:30pm Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Monday, October 20, 2014 11:30am Balcony to Backstage Tour: Ghost Stories
Sunday, October 19, 2014 5:45pm Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Sunday, October 19, 2014 3:30pm Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:15pm Psycho Saturday: Psycho
Saturday, October 18, 2014 7:30pm Psycho Saturday: Psycho
Saturday, October 18, 2014 4:45pm Psycho Saturday: Psycho
Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:00am Psycho Saturday: SFX Makeup
Friday, October 17, 2014 9:00pm Rocky Horror Picture Show

Del Shores: Naked. Sordid. Reality
Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:00pm

Emmylou Harris
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:30pm

Location, Location, Location
Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:30am

Satan's Children
Saturday, November 15, 2014 10:00pm

Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Friday, October 3, 2014 8:00pm Opening Night

This Filthy World: Filthier & Dirtier
Saturday, October 4, 2014 6:30pm

Young Movie Makers Camp
Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:00am Special FX Makeup

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