Welcome to the Tropic!

What to know about the southernmost independent cinema.

The Tropic Cinema opened its doors in Old Town Key West in 2004. We had one simple idea: to bring quality movies to people who longed for something more than Hollywood blockbusters. Our artistically diverse island community deserved to see amazing independent films, international favorites and cinematic classics — film that appealed to folks who value going beyond the usual.

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 do NOT have reserved seating at the Tropic. If you have purchased advance tickets, you will be ensured a seat -- but multiple seats are NOT guaranteed to be together. Please remember that arriving more than five minutes late to a featured film is extremely disruptive to the whole theater due to high attendance.

We look forward to seeing you at the Tropic!

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We're on the Duval Loop!

There's a new, free and easy way to get to the Tropic.

We're proud to announce that you can now use the Duval Loop bus to get to the Tropic! The Duval Loop is a bus route that runs from the Gulf to the Atlantic adjacent to Key West’s world-famous main street. It's free and frequent -- every 15 minutes from 10:00 a.m. to midnight. Just board anywhere along the loop, and hop off at Stop #5 (Eaton & Whitehead) to get to the Tropic. After your movie, hop back on and continue the adventure!

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EVENTS

August 22, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Join the Tropic Cinema on August 22 as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Coen Brothers' classic tale of kidnapping, bowling and a rug that really tied the room together. 

February 10, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Our 2019 slate of Southern Circuit films kicks off with "93Queen," an inside look at at a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are taking on the patriarchy by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City.

March 24, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Our 2019 slate of Southern Circuit films continues with "United Skates," a deep dive into the vibrant and celebratory world of African American roller skating. Across the country, skaters fight to preserve a tradition that reaches deep into their family history; this film documents a small but monumental piece of American culture at risk of disappearing.

April 28, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Our 2019 slate of Southern Circuit films concludes with "Breaking the Bee," a look at the ups and downs of four Indian-American students, ages seven to 14, as they compete to realize their dream of winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee—and cement their place in a two-decade dynasty.

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VOLUNTEER AT TROPIC CINEMA! Have Fun. Make a Difference. Do you enjoy coming to the Tropic?  Would you like to support one of Key West’s most important not-for-profits without having to write a check?  We are always looking for great people to join the Tropic Volunteer Corps.  As a…

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Movie Reviews

Get the latest movie reviews from our in-house critics, Shirrel Rhoades and Ian Brockway. You’ll also find reviews from film festivals and advance screening movies. Do you have what it takes to be a Guest movie reviewer? Send us your review to info@TropicCinema.com for approval and maybe you’ll earn a spot! Want to make sure you never miss a review? Follow the Tropic on Facebook for daily updates!

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