Built in 1926 as one of America’s most elaborate movie palaces, the Tampa Theatre today is beloved community landmark. We were ably to fly a drone and shoot a wedding in it as the last event before it closes for a 6 week, 6 million dollar rennovation. When it re-opens it will look even more similiar to the way it did when it first opened in 1926.
Upon entering under the Theatre’s “blade sign” marquee, audiences are transported to a lavish, romantic Mediterranean courtyard, replete with old-world statuary, flowers and gargoyles. Over it all is a realistic night sky filled with twinkling stars.
Tampa Theatre was enormously popular when it opened. For 25 cents they could escape into a fantasyland for two hours, enjoy first-class entertainment and be treated like royalty by uniformed platoons of ushers and attendants.
Aerial shot by Tampa Aerial Meia Wedding shot by our Photographer in Tampa Joe, see pictures at Celebrations of Tampa Bay.Tags: Tampa Theatre
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This post was written by Randy Markham