What’s Coming to the Tampa Theatre this September and October 2019

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Tampa Theatre

Perhaps one of Tampa’s most historic landmarks, the Tampa Theatre is home to almost a century of history. The mission of the Theatre is to protect the historic landmark as “one of America’s best-preserved examples of grand movie palace architecture” (tampatheatre.org). In fact, the mission was so successful that the theatre was named a Tampa City Landmark in 1978 by the National Register of Historic Places. It also serves as a proud member of the League of Historic American Theaters and Art House Convergence! The best part about the theatre is it’s still fully operational and is a great spot for a movie, show, and more! Every single month, there’s something going on and is a great spot for your next date night!

History of the Theatre

Since its opening in 1926, the Tampa Theatre has entranced locals and visitors for almost one hundred years. The theatre features a gorgeous, replica of the night sky with twinkling stars and a Mediterranean courtyard. Enjoy an adornment of old statues, flowers, and gargoyles too! Believe it or not, the Tampa Theatre only charged 25 cents for admission back in its heyday as movie-going and opulence were on-trend across the country.

However, the theatre took a hit by the ’60s when television topped the popularity scale. Therefore, as tickets, audiences, and films began to dwindle, so too did the future of the Theatre. Luckily, thanks to the heart of the local Tampa citizens, the city was able to spare the Theatre and re-vamp the entire thing. Now, in 2019, the Theatre is operated by the non-profit Tampa Theatre Foundation and is “one of the most heavily utilized venues of its kind in the United States” (tampatheatre.org) and hosts over 600 events every single year!

Tampa Theatre
Photo Credit: Tampa Theatre

Check out a complete list of everything happening at the Tampa Theatre this September and October 2019! You won’t want to miss out on all of the history, laughs, and productions!

Upcoming Events



September 11-27, various times

Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns

September 12, 7:30 p.m.

Jim Jefferies: The Night Talker Tour

September 13, 8 p.m.

The Skyway Bridge Disaster—SOLD OUT

September 14, 7:30 p.m. and September 15, 6:45 p.m.

Sing-Along Grease—SOLD OUT

September 15, 3 p.m.

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

September 17-26, various times

Photo Credit: Tampa Theatre

Balcony to Backstage Tour

September 17 & 21, 11:30 a.m.

Grease 2

September 20, 10: 30 p.m.

Sing-Along The Greatest Showman—SOLD OUT

September 22, 3 p.m.

An Evening with Salman Rushdie

September 25, 7:30 p.m.

Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque (18+)

September 28, 9 p.m.

Sing-Along Mary Poppins

September 29, 3 p.m.

Photo Credit: Tampa Theatre


Nate Bargatze

October 17, 7:30 p.m.

Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour

October 18-31, various times

Last Podcast on the Left

October 18, 8 p.m.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Special LIVE Pre-Show with Barry Bostwick!

October 19-20, various times

Phantasmagoria X- “Reckoning”

October 26, 7 p.m.

This September-October check out all of awesome movies, shows, and events, perfect for a spooky date night this Halloween or a showing of your favorite movies! *All historical information provided by Tampatheatre.org

Featured Image Credit: Tampa Theatre

For more local events, check out Cirque du Soleil Axel or Howl-O-Scream!


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