Preservation Roundtable – August 2014

TPI color LogoHope everyone has been having a good summer – time to start getting back into the swing!
The Preservation Roundtable will meet on Wednesday, August 6th at 9:00 AM at the offices of TPI/Ybor Museum Society – corner of Palm Avenue and 18th St. (Angel Oliva Sr. Drive). in Ybor City.
Hope to see you there!

Tour the Tampa Theatre

The Tampa Theatre is a protected historic landmark and one of America’s best-preserved examples of grand movie palace architecture. See what makes the building so special during their Balcony-To-Backstage Tours. The tour is an entertaining behind the scenes visit to the Tampa Theatre, where art, mythology, and history are interwoven through one of America’s best preserved examples of grand movie palace architecture. Tours include a performance on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, a magnificent three-manual, 14-rank instrument, which was originally installed when the Tampa Theatre opened in 1926 to accompany silent films. Although the Organ was relocated to a radio station and then a church during the Theatre’s history, it was found, rescued and reinstalled by volunteer members of The Central Florida Theatre Organ Society (CFTOS) in the 1980s.

Tampa Theater
Balcony-To-Backstage Tour Dates

Tue, Jun 10 – 11:30am
Sat, Jun 28 – 11:30am
Sat, Jul 26 – 11:30am
Tue, Aug 5 – 11:30am
Sat, Aug 23 – 11:30am
Tue, Sep 9 – 11:30am

$7.50 General Admission/$5 Kids 2-12

Free for Tampa Theatre Members and Kids under 2.

Tickets are available day-of.  Space is limited. For more info: http://tampatheatre.org/events/balcony-to-backstage-tour/