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Tampa Theatre

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Categories: Movie theater, Tourist attraction

Features: Date night, Icon, Indoor play zone

Parking: Street, Garage

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

Balcony-to-Backstage Tours
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 11:30am
Saturday, March 21, 2015 11:30am

Family Favorites Film Series
Sunday, March 22, 2015 3:00pm
Matilda
Sunday, March 29, 2015 3:00pm
Big
Sunday, April 5, 2015 3:00pm
Shrek
Sunday, April 12, 2015 3:00pm
Goonies
Sunday, April 19, 2015 3:00pm
Hook
Sunday, April 26, 2015 3:00pm
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Saturday, May 2, 2015 3:00pm
Frozen Sing-Along
Sunday, May 3, 2015 3:00pm
Frozen Sing-Along

Get the Led Out
Thursday, April 2, 2015 7:30pm

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Tampa Theatre - Downtown Tampa