Friday, October 9, 2020

Tampa Theatre 711 Franklin Street, Tampa, FL

 Exhibitors Herald, January 22, 1927:

"Publix Theatres and Consolidated Amusements, Inc., have added a brilliant edifice to motion picture palaces below the Mason and Dixon line with the recent opening in Tampa, Fla. of the new Tampa Theatre--one of the popular 'atmospheric' type motion picture houses featuring brilliance of color and an auditorium set under an open sky effect."   

 "Stage and proscenium of the Tampa. Ceiling over auditorium represents the open sky with moving clouds and twinkling stars."

"The architecture is described as the true Hispano-Italian style."


  "A section of the highly decorative foyer giving idea of the bright color treatment in materials."



 "Colorful textured walls and floors in lobby of the Tampa Theatre."


Tampa Theatre
Opened October 15, 1926 with Adolph Menjou in “The Ace of Cads”
Seating Capacity:
1,446 reduced to 1,252
Architect: John Eberson 


Tampa Theatre 

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For a postcard view visit our Theatre Posts website 

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.
Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.
The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.
Currently seeking funding for “Editing & Formatting” the first three volumes of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, 3rd Edition


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