Inspired by Brittany?

Join special guests Saturday, 9/21 at 3 pm and learn to get your run on

If "Brittany Runs a Marathon" has you inspired to lace up your sneakers and get moving, we've got the people you need to meet! Join our special guests at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21 to learn more about getting started! We'll be welcoming:

Beth Moyes, President of Theme Runs
Kelly Jones, Coordinator of Key West Healthy Kids Running Series
Liz Love, Coordinator of the Southernmost Marathon, Half and 5K

They'll be handing out swag, answering your questions and letting you know about opportunities to start your own running habit right here on the island!


Key West Film Festival at the Tropic

November 20-24, 2019

The mission of the Key West Film Festival is to showcase films that capture Key West’s essence: Creativity, Diversity, Sustainability, and Beauty. The Tropic Cinema is thrilled be the screening home of the 2019 KWFF, November 20-24. To lead up to the festival, we're also hosting Film Festival Pop-up Screenings this summer and fall!

We are excited to announce that a limited number of 40 VIP Premium passes are on sale now for a discounted price of $695. All-Access and Auteur Passes are now on sale as well. Click "Read More" to find out about pass options!


Southern Circuit Series

Showcasing the best in new independent film.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. As one of 20 Screening Partners for this season, we are pleased to be hosting six Southern Circuit screenings as part of the 2019-20 season.


Taylor Theater Temporarily Out of Commission

Unfortunately, technical difficulties have temporarily taken down the Taylor theater, so we're currently down to three screens. Almost all booked movies are still showing, but "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool" and "Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love" will be rescheduled to run at a later date. Watch our Facebook page for the latest on rescheduled showings.

Thank you for visiting the Tropic!



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September 18, 2019 - 8:00 pm

This year, 21 brave, local teams rose to the impossible challenge of creating a 6 minute film in 72 hours. So please help support the Tropic and join the crazy filmmakers, actors, crews, and fans as we celebrate their films on the Tropic's big screen!

September 19, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Presented by Key West Film Festival - The beloved television series followed the lives of the Crawley family and their servants, garnering 15 Primetime Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes. (Can't make this sneak preview? "Downton Abbey" will be opening for a regular run September 20!)

September 22, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Southern Circuit Tour - In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarked on a tour of the American Deep South, bringing a message of music, love and acceptance to communities and individuals confronting intolerance.

September 29, 2019 - 5:30 pm

4 Nights 4 Justice - Wasted! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to help. Filmmaker appearance and reception.

October 2, 2019 - 8:00 pm

The "Us + Them" tour, which saw Waters perform to over two million people worldwide, moved and inspired audiences with its powerful musical journey of human rights, liberty and love.

October 19, 2019 - 9:00 am

Buy, sell, and trade hyped footwear, clothing, and accessories with other sneakerheads during the first-ever sneaker convention in Key West. Includes a screening of "Just for Kicks" and a Q&A with Ronald the Cardboard Collector!

Southern Circuit Tour - What starts as a traditional documentary about the Hong Kong art scene becomes an intimate and wryly comedic study of loneliness and alienation within an increasingly globalized world. The originally scheduled screening date conflicts with Fantasy Fest events. Watch for rescheduled date coming soon.

November 10, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Southern Circuit Tour - Writer-director Ani Simon-Kennedy's film delves into the subculture of American van living, through the story of teenage Nola, who grew up on the open road with her beloved father Clint – two nomads against the world.

February 23, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Southern Circuit Tour - This feature documentary explores the life of a unique American artist with a remarkable and unlikely biography. Bill Traylor was born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in rural Alabama, but didn't start producing art until he was in his 80s.

March 29, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Southern Circuit Tour - The rapid rise of emoji (Japanese for “picture character”) is a global phenomenon without precedent. Directors Martha Shane and Ian Cheney lead viewers on a deep dive into the ever evolving world of emoji, from their humble beginnings to mobile keyboards everywhere.

April 26, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Southern Circuit Tour - From director Kenny Dalsheimer, this new documentary offers an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music.



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