New To The Tropic Cinema?

Here are a few things to know.

Are you coming to Tropic Cinema for the first time? We’re excited to have you visit us and we want you to have a great experience. Please know that we only show about ten minutes of previews before our films. Unlike chain movie theaters, movies here start about ten minutes after the posted time. Please allow enough time to find parking, get your tickets and buy some popcorn so that you don’t miss the beginning of the film. We look forward to seeing you at the Tropic!



Mondays in October mean classic chillers and thrillers.

The Tropic is celebrating modern horror classics on the way to Halloween -- join us every Monday in October for a special scary-movie screening. All showings are at 6:30 pm; admission is just $10 ($7 for members).



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October 23, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Classic Fright Nights - Freddy Krueger was burned to death years ago. Now he's back to haunt the dreams (and take the lives) of his killers' children.

October 25, 2017 - 5:30 pm

Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series - The History of Sex, as presented by Dr. Pamela Stephenson Connolly, is an illuminating journey through centuries of human eroticism.

October 25, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - Released in conjunction with the Pulitzer Centennial, this unique documentary is told through the riveting stories of the artists that have won the prestigious prize.

October 30, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Classic Fright Nights - Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

November 1, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - Matt Schrader's documentary brings Hollywood's elite composers together to give viewers an insider's look at the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most international music genre.

November 6, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Holidays at the Tropic - The Tropic's Monday Night holiday movie series kicks off with Katie Holmes in a charming indie comedy about a potentially disastrous Thanksgiving dinner.

November 8, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - In this warmhearted documentary, a galaxy of cinema luminaries pay tribute to the great Italian cinematographer Carlo di Palma.

November 9, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Concert Film Series - Filmmaker Jonathan Demme documents an intimate 2005 performance at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, just months after Young's successful (and life-saving) brain surgery.

November 12, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Royal Opera On Screen - Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with wonderful music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world.

November 13, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Holidays at the Tropic - After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be-ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) has to face spending the holiday with her family.

November 15, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series- Deep in the heart of New York's ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe—a kind, hapless grocery store clerk—struggles to make ends meet while raising his young son after his wife's death.

November 20, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Holidays at the Tropic - With Thanksgiving dinners filmed in Mia Farrow's New York apartment, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS is a slice-of-life classic that earned Oscars for Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine and Woody Allen's screenplay.

November 22, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - RESTLESS CREATURE: WENDY WHELAN offers an intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company.

November 27, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Holidays at the Tropic - The tale of a department store Santa and the young girl (Natalie Wood) who believes in him, this is the Santa Claus movie for the ages.

November 29, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - The debut feature from video artist and essayist Kogonada, COLUMBUS unfolds as a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation -- and showcases its director's striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions.

December 4, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Holidays at the Tropic - When things go terribly wrong on Christmas Eve, George finds himself wishing he'd never been born -- and it's up to Clarence, his erstwhile guardian angel, to show him the truth.

December 6, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - Based on the true story of 1950s fencing champion Ender Nelis, THE FENCER is "an effective mix of underdog sports drama and political thriller." The film was Finland's 2016 Academy Awards entry.

December 7, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Concert Film Series- The Three Tenors capture the joy and spirit of the season with their first ever Christmas concert, live from Vienna.

December 11, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Holidays at the Tropic - Cary Grant is at his charming best as a guardian angel who inadvertently complicates things for beleaguered bishop David Niven.

December 13, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - FACES PLACES is a new documentary by French New Wave legend Agnès Varda and street artist JR. The two unlikely friends share a passion for images; this is the story of their journey around France searching for new ways to make and exhibit art.

December 17, 2017 - 1:30 pm

Royal Opera House On Screen - With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment,

December 18, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Holidays at the Tropic - Mordechai Jefferson Carver is "The Hebrew Hammer" -- an Orthodox stud on a mission to save Hanukkah from Santa Claus's evil son Damien.

December 25, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Holidays at the Tropic - Our holiday series concludes on Christmas night with the ultimate romantic comedy. It's Christmas in London, and everyone in the city is in love -- or trying to be.

December 28, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Concert Film Series - This 1970 concert documentary captures Elvis Presley midway through a fateful transition, seeking to reclaim his musical primacy as a Las Vegas headliner after a decade of self-imposed exile from concert stages.

February 6, 2018 - 6:30 pm

Royal Opera On Screen - David McVicar’s production of Verdi's legendary opera highlights the revelry, beauty and cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. 

March 6, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Royal Opera On Screen- Drama, passion, a memorably malevolent villain and fabulous music – Giacomo Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. 

April 8, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Royal Opera On Screen - With a heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence, along with memorable musical numbers like the Habanera and the Toreador Song, Carmen is one of the most famous operas in the entire art form.



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