Looking for an extra-special way to propose? Need to note a milestone birthday? Tampa Theatre’s Marquee Messages program to give fans and friends of the historic theatre a fun, safe and socially distanced way to celebrate Mother’s Day, share your good news and capture those special moments.

For $150 per hour (plus applicable taxes and fees), Tampa Theatre will display your message on our historic marquee for an hour in one of three styles that represent how the movie palace’s message boards looked in 1926, 1956 and 1996 (see examples below).

To purchase a Marquee Message, contact Tampa Theatre Box Office Manager Dawn Kidle at to schedule your message and make your payment. Digital proofs will be provided prior to the display going live to ensure your special message is camera-ready at the appropriate time!

Of course there are some content guidelines Tampa Theatre asks its patrons to respect. Marquee Messages are meant to be celebratory: any message that contains profanity, is commercial, partisan, divisive, political or inflammatory in nature, or is otherwise contrary to Tampa Theatre’s mission will be politely declined.