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Tropic Cinema

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Address: 416 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040-6512
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+1 877-761-3456
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Tropic Cinema is South Florida's only nonprofit multiplex cinema screening...

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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Elegant and fun theatre!

Much of Key West is very "casual" but this theatre adds a sophisticated touch. There are 6 screens that show first run and artsy films. The schedule is printed and in a rack... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Patricia H
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Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Much of Key West is very "casual" but this theatre adds a sophisticated touch. There are 6 screens that show first run and artsy films. The schedule is printed and in a rack outside the main door. In the lobby is a wonderful full bar and snacks. A great perk is the staff who are mostly volunteers who greet you... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tropic has a mix of first run and older films with special events as scheduled. A community effort, it is staffed by volunteers and the opening short about turning off your phone and other basic necessities is produced by local high school students. Ticket prices were reasonable, the theater was clean and the seats were comfortable.

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Thank Nancy H
Paul M, Executive Director at Tropic Cinema, responded to this review

We're so glad that you discovered the Tropic Cinema on your visit to Key West. Thanks so much for taking the time to mention us on TripAdvisor. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a rainy afternoon at a matinee showing of a first-run movie with plenty of company. The seating is comfortable and you have three screens from which to choose your film. Prices for seniors are reasonable, and the theater runs with volunteers. A statue of Marilyn Monroe with her dress blown up as she appeared in "The Seven Year... More 

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Thank Jack M
Paul M, Executive Director at Tropic Cinema, responded to this review

We're so pleased that you had a good time visiting the Tropic. Thanks so much for taking the time to say so. Don't forget to tell your friends! More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were in Key West at New Years. There were several films we had been wanting to see. Our internet search turned up the Tropic. Our first visit showed us what a gem this theater is. The volunteers are friendly and helpful, they have high quality concessions, the theaters are intimate, and they show an excellent variety... More 

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Thank Ned M
Paul M, Executive Director at Tropic Cinema, responded to this review

We're so happy that you discovered the Tropic during your vacation. We're very proud of our theater for all of the reasons that you mentioned. We hope that you'll visit us again sometime on another visit. Thanks for taking the time to write about us. More 

Newburgh, Indiana
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to catch a movie in Key West. Very friendly staff. Seating is comfortable. Concessions offered are very good and include beer and wine. Very cool place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We were at the show and viewed" Manchester by the Sea". Bought popcorn and had a choice of about 10 toppings. The price was reasonable for the show and the treats. It was a small theatre and all seats were good. Had a nice evening.

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Thank Rob M
Paul M, Executive Director at Tropic Cinema, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking a moment to share that. We're very proud of the Tropic Cinema and we're glad that you had a good experience. We hope you come again. More 

Melbourne Beach, Florida
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is like going to the movies years ago --- only better. From the moment you approach the movie house and see the full size cutout of Marilyn Monroe, you know this is going to be a fun experience. Current films, lots to nosh on and drink for sale, comfortable seats and terrific sound. You cannot say that you have... More 

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Thank Lynne D
Paul M, Executive Director at Tropic Cinema, responded to this review

We appreciate the kind words. Thanks so much sharing your thoughts. We're glad that you had a good time with your visit. I hope you get to come again soon. More 

Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This is a theatre with character, from the life sized statue of Marilyn Monroe with her skirt blowing up out front to the interior lined with classic movie star photos and movie posters. Staff are all volunteer and very friendly. There is a large selection of movie snacks including alcohol, and each theatre has a name and tiered seating with... More 

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Paul M, Executive Director at Tropic Cinema, responded to this review

We truly appreciate the nice comments! More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Tropic is a great place to watch a movie. Although we come often because we are in KW 3 months a year, it is s wonderful place to come and relax even during a short visit. The theaters are smaller, but the experience is great with tremendous sound and 3-D options from time to time. Don't miss the popcorn with... More 

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Thank Brian C
Paul M, Executive Director at Tropic Cinema, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind thoughts! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! Always a terrific selection of movies both Big production and artsy to choose from. Nice Wine and Beer selection and plenty of snacks. Only thing that ever bothers us, is theaters are a bit small and sometimes it seems to be tough to regulate the temperatures... can be cold one minute with very high AC... More 

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Thank Diane C
Paul M, Executive Director at Tropic Cinema, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! We're in the middle of an extensive revamp of the air conditioning. I'm sorry that it was a little uneven for you but we are working hard to improve things. We truly appreciate your patronage. Paul Melroy Executive Director More 

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