Film Enthusiasts Should Check Out Screen Door Microcinema in Ybor

This Local "Microcinema" Specializes in Indie and Arthouse Screenings

Tampa has long been a film lover’s city, between the scenic Tampa Theater, a burgeoning production scene, an annual film festival, and a growing number of new filmmakers. Recently, Bay Area movie fans have had a new reason to celebrate- Ybor’s Screen Door Microcinema, a small 38-seat cinema with two 35-millimeter film projectors. And not unlike its smaller capacity, Screen Door specializes in featuring smaller movies, screening less big-budget Hollywood flicks in favor of more niche, independent, and arthouse films. The theater is located in the historic Kress Building on Ybor’s 7th Avenue, now home to a variety of art galleries and creative spaces called Tempus Volta, owned by city developer Darryl Shaw, who also owns The Meatyard Ybor, a hub for affordable rented artist spaces in the city.

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