Though entertainment fads come and go, movie theaters remain, tempting audiences with fantastical stories new and old. The film buffs behind the Tampa Pitcher Show understand this craving for narrative connection, filling their movie hall and bar space?s calendar with first-run films, alternative events, and live music that helped them take home the prize for Best Kept Secret in Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay 2011 Reader?s Poll. Within the theater, projectors hum to life with current hits and cult classics every night; weekends welcome special happenings that include independent film and live stage shows, shadow-casts, art bazaars, and comedy shows. The Take 2 Lounge dispenses a sprawling menu of bar fare, including burgers, pizzas, and beers such as Magic Hat #9, Southern Tier, and Florida Avenue Ale flowing from 13 tap lines.
What's better than a chef-prepared American Bistro meal or a unique motion picture experience? Not much, right? How about both at the same time? CinéBistro does just that – they combine the best in first-run movies and independent films with the finest organic food from locally farmed sources. Enjoy creative chef prepared dinners (and drinks for those over 21) as you recline in high-back leather chairs. For those who like the movie food staples, you’re not forgotten -- there’s candy and popcorn too, of course. Finally, a date night unlike anything you’ve ever imagined. It's like having your comfiest easy chair parked in a 5 star restaurant. With several locations across the country, CinéBistro is redefining the meaning of 'dinner and a show'.
Come to AMC Veterans 24 in Tampa for the full movie-watching experience! All of the newest feature films, no matter if they are big blockbusters, documentaries, or small independent dramas, they will be found here. So, whatever your personal taste in movies is, there is guaranteed to be something to catch your fancy! Enjoy the fantastic sound system, cushy stadium-style seating, and all the ridiculous snacks you could possibly think of at AMC Veterans 24. With its multiple locations and long history, AMC offers a familiar and consistent experience for everyone. So, next time you head out to catch the latest flick, go to AMC 24.
When fancies need pleasing and fantasies need enhancement, Planet X Adult Superstore scratches the playful itch with an impressive array of toys and bedroom accessories. The store's novelty items are sure to elicit giggles from frisky lovers, while romantic essentials such as lingerie and massage devices give the imagination a much-needed night off.
At Cinema 6, guests can have dinner and a movie at the same time. The staff selects second-run films to project on the vast 24-foot screen, while moviegoers select their meals from a menu of baked?not fried or blowtorched?food. As the movies play, they might nosh on a pepperoni pizza, boneless buffalo wings, or fries smothered in bacon and cheese. The cinema also hosts birthday parties that center around a film or a round of XBox on the big screen.
Tavares is home to one of cinema's longest-enduring performers. In 1964, this star debuted alongside Robert Redford in This Property Is Condemned, and more and more films would follow that initial role, including True Grit and Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? An impressive resume for any actor, but even more so considering this star is over 100 years old. The Orange Blossom Cannonball, appropriately nicknamed "America's movie train," has hurtled down the tracks in classic westerns and other films for half a century, though its roots stretch back much further. The 1907 steam locomotive pulls vintage coaches and a caboose, complete with a potbelly stove made in 1873.
When not sharing screen time with George Clooney or his five identical siblings, the train carries the general public along the banks of Lake Dora. Hours aboard the locomotive seemed ripped from another time?conductors and staff don period costumes, and they spin tales of the train's past as well as the history of the area.