Tampa Theatre Recognized as One of the Most Spectacular Theaters in the World by CNN
Originally designed by renowned architect John Eberson, who is also credited for designing the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, the Tampa Theatre is regarded as one of the world’s most elaborate theaters with an out-of-this-world experience. The theater’s complex flower designs and ominous gargoyles transport the audience to world of willing suspension of disbelief. Built in 1926, the intimate Mediterranean courtyard themed stage sits perfectly lit under the 99-bulb studded ceiling, resembling the night’s sky. In fact, the Tampa Theatre is a passionately protected landmark and one of America’s best-preserved examples of grand movie palace architecture.
In remembrance of William Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday last week, CNN recognized the top 15 Most Spectacular Theaters in the world, and it included Tampa Bay’s very own Tampa Theatre.