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Address: 127 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-4664
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A step into the past

This dates back to a time when live organ music entertained patrons before the start of the movie. The theater has been restored and has some beautiful features. They show only... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jeanne O
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Weirton, West Virginia

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Weirton, West Virginia
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This dates back to a time when live organ music entertained patrons before the start of the movie. The theater has been restored and has some beautiful features. They show only independent films and are open only on a limited basis. The all volunteer staff provides a nice snack menu. If you are nostalgic, you will enjoy. The organist was... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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366 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is a really cute place to come and watch movies. It is 1 of 9 places in Polk County that's on the national register of hysteric places.

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Thank Ellie W
Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This theatre was built in the 1920's and has been kept in it's original historic style. It hosts a number of events throughout the year, from dinner and movies on the weekends, to Rocky Horror Picture show every year at Halloween. It has a great balcony setting along with a snack bar. This place is a great date night or... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The Polk Theater is an "atmospheric" built in the early 1920s that has been lovingly restored to it's original glory complete with clouds at dusk giving way to stars in the night sky soaring above facades resembling an Italian renaissance courtyard. The multi-use facility even featured a young rock-n-roller by the name of Elvis Presley in 1956 long before the... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

A friend and I went to the Polk Theater to see Gone With the Wind and thoroughly enjoyed it. The theater which was built in the 1920s is well-maintained. We were surprised to be treated to a live organ concert as we entered. This is a real gem and well worth a trip to take in an event or movie.

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Our first visit to Polk to see Tommy James and the Shondells and what a great old theater it is! Comfy seating, friendly and helpful staff. Popcorn and beverages make it a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Appreciate the foresight and investment folks make in keeping these old places alive!

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Thank shwanee
Walt Disney World, Florida
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284 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

I love this place it's a real gem! First of its like walking back in time. I love they they play classic movies. It's in such a cool location and let's just say "The King" played there back in the day. Elvis himself played back in the day. I love that!

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Thank Doctortea
Lakeland, Florida
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73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Polk Theater is the perfect place for a date. The historical theater has so much character with the twinkling stars in the ceiling and the European style windows along the walls. Loved sitting in the balcony which even had its own snack area. Before the movie, and organist was playing their lovely organ in the front of the theater. Beer... More 

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Thank Letstravelmore
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

This place must be experienced! It takes you back in time and it's so beautiful. They staff are 5 star, the snacks are much cheaper than a typical movie theatre, and they have a great selection of beer and wine. We go every chance we get!

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Thank Michelle C
Winter Haven, Florida
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108 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

The historic Polk Theater is one of the few remaining "atmosphere" theaters. The only other I have attended was in San Antonio, Texas. Built to represent an Italian village, the stage and background are just amazing to look at. The high balcony takes you back to the 1930s, and offers unobstructed views to all patrons. Showing an eclectic mix of... More 

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