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Tropic Cinema

416 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040-6512
+1 877-761-3456
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Great way to get out of the heat

The theaters are clean. Generally tend to be an older more mature group of patrons. Smaller... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil G
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Key West, Florida, United States
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Beautifully restored old cinema house

We went to see “The Post” in this well restored cinema house that has several screens, offers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dhanan
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Massachusetts
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Tropic Cinema is South Florida's only nonprofit multiplex cinema screening 1st-run indie, foreign and documentary films and Hollywood blockbusters every day. With 4 theaters, state-of-the art projection services and the best concessions stand anywhere (we serve wine and beer and drizzle our popcorn with 100% melted butter), it's no wonder Florida Monthly magazine named Tropic Cinema "Florida's Best Cinema" for four consecutive years.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“movie house” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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416 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040-6512
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The theaters are clean. Generally tend to be an older more mature group of patrons. Smaller theaters with comfortable chairs. They have a higher quality of refreshments and snacks including wine. Sound quality is excellent. We have gone to several film festivals there and met...More

Thank Phil G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see “The Post” in this well restored cinema house that has several screens, offers munchies, wine and beer and has the iconic “Marilyn Monroe on grate” art work in front. Well worth a visit.

Thank Dhanan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such an icon of things past yet updated. There are 3 theaters but non hold more than 150 people at most. The concession counter has everything including alcoholic beverages and fresh baked cookies!! Beautiful old look with the friendliest people at the ticket...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This was our third trip to Key West and having passed by this cinema on previous occasions pausing to admire the Art Deco frontage and Marilyn Monroe statue we decided to venture in and watch a film. What a treat - the cinema has such...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely cinema, good service and cute ambiance! Average prices and very clean! Also they serve beer and wine which is a big plus!

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

This place is run mainly by volunteers, and they know their movies. I always ask which is the best and haven't been steered wrong yet. Tonight the recommendation was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and it was a hit. Love the atmosphere and the intimate...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

As the only theater in Key West showing the new Star Wars movie, we made it a destination during opening day weekend while on vacation. What a wonderful surprise! Such a charming theater! The staff is all volunteer, and the place is quaint and very...More

Thank Timothy P
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This is a vintage cinema and is really cool for that reason. It does not have all of the amenities of some modern theatres but that is not why you go.

Thank DiverM
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Okay. I thought the real hot buttered popcorn was special, and the 'extra large' glass of my choice of Cabernet, but freshly baked chocolate chip cookies? What ARE they trying to do to me? There goes my 'girlish' figure! DAYUM! But, seriously, folks, this is...More

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Paul M, Executive Director at Tropic Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks so much for the kind comments. We try hard to offer a great movie-going experience and it sounds like you had a wonderful visit at the Tropic. Please tell your friends!

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I love Tropic Cinema. I try to go to the movies at least 2x a month & if I can manage, I try to ALWAYS go to Tropic. It is always clean & nicely appointed. The staff (who are all volunteers) are always courteous, friendly...More

Thank jay h
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Paul M, Executive Director at Tropic Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Wow! I think I have a place for you on our Marketing staff! Thanks so much for the kind words. We're glad to have you as a member and appreciate your willingness to get your friends on the bandwagon, too. We're very proud of the...More

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ilykw
26 December 2017|
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Response from Muffarah M | Reviewed this property |
The tickets are the same prices as any movie tickets in any state. Their concesssion stand however is unusual and cheaper
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christineambrose
23 July 2017|
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Response from Paul M | Property representative |
Parking is a huge issue for all the businesses in Old Town Key West. However, for our members we offer access to heavily discounted parking after 5:00 every night at the post office which is only a block away. If you're... More
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