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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

Balcony-to-Backstage Tours
Friday, September 26, 2014 11:30am

Del Shores: Naked. Sordid. Reality
Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:00pm

Emmylou Harris
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:30pm

Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Friday, October 3, 2014 8:00pm Opening Night

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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