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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

"Best Picture" Classics Series
Sunday, February 14, 2016 3:00pm
Shakespeare In Love
Sunday, February 21, 2016 3:00pm

Benise's Strings of Passion Tour
Thursday, February 25, 2016 7:30pm

Get the Led Out
Sunday, March 20, 2016 7:30pm
Hollywood Awards Night
Sunday, February 28, 2016 7:00pm

Karate Kid
Saturday, April 9, 2016 7:30pm
Storm Large
Friday, February 12, 2016 8:00pm
The Karate Kid Screening
Saturday, April 9, 2016 7:30pm


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Tampa Theatre - Downtown Tampa