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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

Balcony-to-Backstage Tours
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 11:30am

Beerfest: Hoppy Gilmore
Saturday, June 18, 2016 7:00pm

Summer Classic Movie Series
Sunday, June 5, 2016 3:00pm
Fargo
Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:00pm
African Queen
Sunday, June 19, 2016 3:00pm
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:00pm
Forbidden Planet

The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:30pm
Welcome to Night Vale
Thursday, July 7, 2016 8:00pm

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