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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 Hot and Saxxy Night
Saturday, August 23, 2014 7:00pm

Balcony-to-Backstage Tours
Saturday, August 23, 2014 11:30am

Flashback: The 2014 Vintage Fashion Collection
Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:30pm

Summer Classic Movie Series
Sunday, August 24, 2014 3:00pm The Black Pirate

Tampa Theatre Winefest
Sunday, September 14, 2014 11:30am Wine Brunch
Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:30pm Wine Pairing
Friday, September 12, 2014 7:00pm Wine Tasting

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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