Saturday, August 30, 2008

Royal Theatre at El Centro Espanol de West Tampa (West Tampa)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Listed in the 1950 Film Daily Yearbook...475 seats.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't this Theater on North Blvd. at the end of Main Street in West Tampa, Tampa,Florida

Kelly said...

Actually, this theatre was (and still is) located inside of the El Centro Espanol of West Tampa. The theatre desperately needs to be renovated, however the cost to renovate just the theatre is over one million dollars (the rest of the building needs to be renovated, as well).

The building is located at 2306 North Howard Avenue, and is currently the temporary home of the Tampa Museum of Art. The building was added to the US National Register of Historic Places on July 30, 1974 and was originally built in 1912. Architect: Fred J. James

Gary said...

Does anyone know of any interior photographs that exist of the original sweeping staircase at the Centro Espanol de West Tampa?

Eugene Fernandez said...

The entrance to the theater itself was on Cherry Street.

Brian Powell said...

Hi, anyone know if this building is occupied, if so for what?

(kudos to whoever operates this site, great collection of info on historic theater's in Tampa)