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Tampa Theatre

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Categories: Attraction, Tourist attraction, Movie theater

Features: Date night, Icon, Indoor play zone

Parking: Garage, Street

Admission: Adults: $9, Seniors: $7, Children: $7

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, coffee, pastries, fresh-baked cookies, candy and other snacks at reasonable prices. Smoking is permitted outside by the front entrance.

Events at Tampa Theatre

Chasing Trane
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:30pm

Deconstructing the Beatles' Rubber Soul
Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:30pm

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:30pm

Lalah Hathaway
Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:00pm

Metropolis
Sunday, September 3, 2017 3:00pm

Mission: Wildlife
Friday, October 13, 2017 7:00pm
Restoration Tour
Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:00am

Snap Judgment
Friday, September 29, 2017 8:00pm
Summer Classic Movie Series
Sunday, August 20, 2017 3:00pm
Sing-Along Grease (1978)
Saturday, August 26, 2017 3:00pm
Casablanca (1942)
Sunday, August 27, 2017 3:00pm
Casablanca (1942)
Sunday, September 3, 2017 3:00pm
Metropolis (1927)

Tampa Theatre Winefest
Friday, September 8, 2017 7:00pm
Saturday, September 9, 2017 6:30pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017 3:00pm

Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:30pm

Why the Arts Mean Business for Tampa Bay
Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:30am

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