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Tampa Theatre

Editor's pick

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
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:30am
Saturday, July 15, 2017 11:30am

Beerfest: Barley's Angels
Saturday, June 24, 2017 8:00pm

I, Daniel Blake
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 7:30pm
Thursday, June 29, 2017 7:30pm

Rewind: A Different Kind of Movie Series
Friday, June 30, 2017 10:30pm
El Topo
Friday, July 7, 2017 10:00pm
Sharknado

Summer Classic Movie Series
Sunday, June 25, 2017 3:00pm
The Graduate
Sunday, July 2, 2017 3:00pm
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Sunday, July 9, 2017 3:00pm
The Sting (1973)
Sunday, July 16, 2017 3:00pm
Saboteur (1942)
Sunday, July 23, 2017 3:00pm
Young Frankenstein (1974)

The Circus Saved My Life
Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:00pm

Welcome to Night Vale
Saturday, July 8, 2017 8:00pm

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