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Tampa Theatre

 
 
Tampa Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
1. Tampa Theatre Marker
Tampa Theater and Office Building (added 1978 - Building - #78000945)
Inscription. This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department Of The Interior
 
Erected 1978 by Department Of The Interior. (Marker Number 78000945.)
 
Location. 27° 57.018′ N, 82° 27.54′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on 711 N. Franklin St. near E. Zack St., on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacred Heart Church (about 600 feet away); Courthouse Square (about 800 feet away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Lt. Baldomero Lopez (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Salvation Army (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
Regarding Tampa Theatre. Tampa Theatre opened on October 15, 1926 and during its early days presented extravagant vaudeville shows, concerts by the Tampa Theatre Orchestra,
Tampa Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Tampa Theatre
This restored 1926 movie palace features films, concerts and special events that are enhanced by an elaborate setting.
and silent films. By 1973, as operating costs soared, the Theatre was no longer economically viable as a commercial enterprise.

Fortunately, rather than demolish the structure, its owners donated the Tampa Theatre to the City of Tampa. In 1977, the City of Tampa reopened the Theatre and began a comprehensive restoration program. Tampa Theatre is now open year-round and features an acclaimed Film Series of cinema from around the world. The Theatre also hosts live concerts and special events.

Tampa Theatre is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is a Tampa City Landmark, and is a member of the League of Historic American Theatres.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tampa Theatre. Facts, History and Photos (Submitted on February 5, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Tampa Theatre interactive panoramic. TBO.com offers a 360 glimpse of the majestic interior. (Submitted on August 5, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentLandmarksNotable Buildings
 
Tampa Theater and Office Building (added 1978 - Building - #78000945) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 2008
3. Tampa Theater and Office Building (added 1978 - Building - #78000945)
Designed by architect John Eberson and opened in 1926
711 Franklin St., Tampa
Historic Significance: Event,
Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Eberson,John
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Performing Arts, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Local Gov't
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Government, Recreation And Culture Current Sub-function: Government Office, Theater
Tampa Theatre building image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
4. Tampa Theatre building
Along Franklin Street in downtown
Tampa Theatre Marquee image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
5. Tampa Theatre Marquee
Tampa Theatre Box Office image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
6. Tampa Theatre Box Office
The entrance offers a hint of the elaborate Florida Mediterranean style detailing that decorates the interior.
The Tampa Theatre Marquee and Box Office image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
7. The Tampa Theatre Marquee and Box Office
The Theatre is also a designated Landmark Structure for the City of Tampa. An "atmospheric theater", the elaborate interior resembles an outdoor Mediterranean courtyard, complete with stars in the sky overhead.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,615 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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