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Tampa Theatre, Tampa

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The Tampa Theatre is a historic U.S. theater and city landmark in Downtown Tampa, Florida. Designed as an atmospheric theatre-style movie palace by architect John Eberson, it opened on October 15, 1926.

The theatre features a wide range of independent, foreign, and documentary films. It is Tampa's only non-profit movie palace, and operating costs are supported by its members, donors, and corporate sponsors, as well as by ticket and concessions sales. It has often been used as a backdrop for movies, music videos, and local programming.
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  • Enjoyed experiencing Tab Benoit and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at this historic theater. On the smallish side the theater provides comfortable seating and good views of the stage. The decor is unique....  more
    Enjoyed experiencing Tab Benoit and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at this historic theater. On the smallish side the theater provides comfortable seating and good views of the stage. The decor is unique....  more »
  • My husband and I were in awe of the architecture and history of this gem! The tour guide was amazing in her knowledge and enthusiasm for this historical landmark. I learned so much about movie... 
    My husband and I were in awe of the architecture and history of this gem! The tour guide was amazing in her knowledge and enthusiasm for this historical landmark. I learned so much about movie...  more »
  • This is a beautiful theatre that truly shows you the rich history of the Tampa area. The architecture is awe inspiring and a must see and experience. 
    This is a beautiful theatre that truly shows you the rich history of the Tampa area. The architecture is awe inspiring and a must see and experience.  more »
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  • What an absolutely beautiful theatre! The architecture is spectacular. Really enjoyed looking at all the old 1920's era architecture. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable about the building. The concessions ran like a well oiled machine and no matter what time of the show you went for a snack or drink they expedited the process so that you were quickly through and back to your seat. Wonderful place. Will definitely be back .
  • Such a historically beautiful piece of Tampa culture preserved in pristine condition! The venue shows movies and special events in such a unique way! You can purchase snacks and local beers or well crafted cocktails as you view a show in style! I definitely recommend going upstairs for a different perspective! Parking is a little tricky at times as you will almost always have to pay in the streets or surrounding lots, but it's worth it!
  • Came here to watch a movie called "Waves" in February 2022 for the first time and was intrigued with the history of the building. They give a free 10-15 minute tour if you're interested. There is a lot of seating downstairs and upstairs; however, seating upstairs has less legroom. Regardless of the legroom, I decided to sit upstairs because of the general view of the theatre. They have a lot of drink and cocktail options at the concession stand, great popcorn, candies & chocolate, and mini hummus or salami/cheese packs. They also have the wine-infused salami pack option. Before the movie, there was a man playing the organ, so that was interesting and lovely - a free show! The movie ticket only costed $10 plus a $2 online fee. I am glad I finally got to come experience the inside and would recommend coming for movies and live shows, as well!
  • The Tampa Theater never disappoints. We go annually to see "It's a Wonderful Life". As soon as you drive up, you know you're in for a wonderful and special experience. The staff is also aware that it's a special place and the history of the theater remains with you throughout the entire movie! Thank you Tampa theater 🎥
  • Found this theater while walking around after dinner. We were so impressed with the old building we thought we would see a movie. The inside of the theater is amazing. You don't get recliner seats but you do get velvet seats that take you back in time. If you haven't been there you really need to go.

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