The Historic Tampa Theatre: A Most Beautiful Venue

By: Gary McKechnie


If you haven’t had the pleasure, you should attend a performance at the Polk in Lakeland, the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, the Olympia Theatre at the Gusman Center for Performing Arts in Miami, or the Tampa Theatre in…


Built in 1926, it is a stunningly beautiful place that has, through the efforts of thousands of people over nearly nine decades, preserved its beauty. For proof, just visit their website (, read its history… and then visit the theater.

Each year they host more than 600 events, including first-run films, classic movies, concerts, corporate events, educational programs, weddings and tours. Not only is the Tampa one of America’s best-preserved movie palaces, it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, it’s part of the League of Historic American Theatres.

If you’d like to experience the same level of grandeur and magnificence that first dazzled audiences in 1926, review their calendar of events, choose a show, and go!

Unbelievably excellent.

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