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!
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!READ MORE
Saturday mornings at the Tropic mean fun for the whole family -- all summer long. Our Kids Saturday Movie Club features new and classic family films every summer Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m. Kids' tickets (under 12) are just $1, and grownups can join in for $2. For an older crowd, hosts Chris and Lora are back with Attack of the B's -- those not-quite-classic films that are so bad they're brilliant. They'll feature a new film at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday for just $3, complete with classic trailers, commercials and shorts.READ MORE
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…VIEW ALL
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!VIEW ALL