PAUSE-O-Ween Happy Hour


On select nightmare nights, the Theatre will open its lobby for a special PAUSE-O-WEEN happy hour. No ticket is required – just check the dates at right to make sure we’re open and join us under that iconic TAMPA marquee in heart of downtown for FREE Halloween shots, seasonal drink specials at the bar and $2 off our famous popcorn. And if you’re not familiar with the place, our volunteers will be happy to show you around!

Friday, Oct. 19: How better to officially open the 2018 series than with a happy hour hosted by Tampa horror legend Dr. Paul Bearer! His hearse will be parked out front, and Dr. Paul himself will be in the lobby for photos, all leading up to the world premiere FREE screening of his 2018 Halloween special, Hi Noon, Goodbye Dr. Paul, at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, Oct. 31: Are you “that neighbor” who turns off the porch light and leaves a bowl of candy on the stoop, hoping that nobody rings the doorbell? Or maybe you already ate all of the assorted minis and don’t feel like buying another bag to hand out? Tampa Theatre’s got you covered! Skip the pillow-case conga of candy-grabbing kids and spend a special Halloween edition of PAUSE-O-WEEN at Tampa’s most haunted movie palace.

Besides the drink specials and free shots, there will be – for every drink you buy* – another ticket to enter into drawings for ghoulishly great prizes, including annual Theatre Memberships and restaurant gift certificates. And if you’re there until 9, we’ll even give away a couple of pairs of tickets to stick around for the 9:30pm screening of – what else? – Halloween.

*No purchase necessary to enter… the first ticket is on us! Must be present to win.

Support is provided by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.