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Tampa Theatre named No. 3 in the world

Come on, Motion Picture Association of America. Tell us something we don't know. The MPAA's news site TheCredits.org named historic Tampa Theatre one of the 10 best movie venues in the world, one of only two U.S. theaters on the list. The 86-year-old movie palace is ranked third behind the top-ranked State Theater in Traverse City, Mich. — restored by Oscar winner Michael Moore — and Cine 32 in Auch, France. Other countries with ranked theaters include South Korea, Australia, India, Greece, Thailand and Spain. MPAA reporter Bill Keith singled out Tampa Theatre's "overly ornate Mediterranean courtyard literally (setting) the stage" and preshow performances on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. — Steve Persall, Times movie critic

Tampa Theatre named No. 3 in the world 05/30/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:41pm]
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