Welcome to the Tropic!

What to know about the southernmost independent cinema.

Are you joining us 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, so don't forget to allow enough time to find parking, get your tickets and buy some popcorn without missing the beginning of the film.

Please arrive early! 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!



Featuring the Photography of Rodger Stuart Davis

Key West photographer Rodger Stuart Davis is exhibiting, from March 4th through April at the Tropic Cinema Gallery. "IN BACK OF 4 REAL" consists of 36 constructed photographs for your viewing pleasure, before or after seeing a movie. This will be Davis's fifth exhibit at the Tropic Cinema Gallery.



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April 20, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Second Showing Added! - Join the Tropic for a special screening in our Altered States April series: "The Wizard of Oz," synchronized with Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon," one night only on 4/20! Costumes are encouraged -- dress as your favorite citizen of Oz, or wear your psychedelic best!

April 22, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - The Tropic's Monday Night Classics series on "Altered States" continues with Ice Cube's enduring look at one day in the neighborhood with nothing to do but smoke, drink and hang out.

April 28, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Southern Circuit - Follow three extraordinary, inspiring athletes on a three-month odyssey through the New York Daily News Golden Gloves—the biggest, oldest, most important amateur boxing tournament in the world. Filmmaker Bartle Bull will host a Q&A.

April 25, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - First-time feature filmmaker Milorad Krstic makes a stylish debut with the imaginatively animated "Ruben Brandt, Collector"—a heist movie like none you've ever seen before.

April 25, 2019 - 7:30 pm

The Fly Fishing Film Tour returns to the Tropic for a benefit show—all proceeds for this event will be given to Captains for Clean Water to help their efforts to clean Florida's endangered coastline and waterways. 

April 27, 2019 - 10:00 am

Arts & Culture Series - Verdi's epic "La Forza del Destino" is an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music, and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years.

April 29, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - The Tropic's trip through Monday Night Classics about "Altered States" concludes with Stanley Kubrick's violent, darkly comic classic "A Clockwork Orange."

May 1, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Made in Key West - Like many of us, Chicago P.D. partners Ray and Danny vacation to Key West and decide to stay -- but when the duo returns to the Windy City to tie up loose ends, an old enemy re-emerges, and retirement may not be in the cards after all.

May 2, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - Built around an extraordinary, fearless performance from Mary Kay Place, the narrative debut from Kent Jones is a profound, beautifully human portrait of a woman rifling through the wreckage of her life in search of redemption.

May 6, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - The Tropic's Monday Night Classics for May aren't just "Movies for Mom" -- they're romantic classics that the whole family can enjoy. The series kicks off with Rob Reiner's enchantingly cracked 1987 fairy tale, "The Princess Bride."

May 13, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - The Tropic's May series of Monday Night Classics continues with one of the most beloved American films: "Casablanca," the captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue.

May 20, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - The names Audrey Hepburn and Holly Golightly have become synonymous since this dazzling romance was translated to the screen from Truman Capote's best-selling novella.

May 23, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Films that Changed Film - We welcome back Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Terry George for a special entry in the "Films that Changed Film" series: a double feature tracing Terry Gilliam's long and winding "Don Quixote" journey. 

May 1, 2019 -

We invite Key West to come celebrate Marilyn Monroe's birthday with one of her all-time classic films. And don't be a drag -- come in the most outrageous costume you can dream up!



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