The majestic movie palace revs up Franklin Street with a two-tier tasting event featuring eight of Tampa’s most famous and flavorsome independent restaurants. Guests will have the opportunity to sample dozens of boutique wines and bid on premium silent auction items, while local eateries like Anise Global Gastrobar, AQUA Bar & Grille, Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria, Bern’s Steak House, Catrina’s Cocina Y Galeria, Donatello, Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, Sweet Tweets Cakery and Viktoria Richards Chocolates serve up their favorite fare – all while James Dean’s 1955 angst-driven teen drama Rebel Without A Cause plays on the big screen.
Participating wineries include Buried Cane Wines, Cadaretta Wines, Clayhouse Wines, Coopers Hawk Winery, Longboard Vineyards and Rutherford Wine Company.
The Grand Tasting takes place from 8 to 10 p.m.
The Premium Tasting invites an exclusive audience to taste select wines and small plates from 7 to 8 p.m. – an hour before the doors open to the rest of the guests.
Tickets include admission to the Grand Tasting.
Online ticket sales end at noon Saturday, Sept. 21.
* Tampa Theatre members receive a $10 discount. Limit 2 discounted tickets per member.
Guests must guests check in at Will Call at the Tampa Theatre Box Office.
Threads: Dressy casual attire or costumes inspired by Rebel Without a Cause are encouraged.
Limited Free Parking will be available at the parking lot at 111 E. Cass St.
Metered parking is available on the streets surrounding the Theatre, and pay lots are located at the following locations:
1. Franklin Street between Zack & Twiggs
2. Franklin Street between
3. Florida Avenue between Madison & Twiggs
4. Ashley Drive between Cass & Polk
711 North Franklin Street
Tampa , Florida , 33602
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