Ybor City’s new 38-seat ‘Screen Door’ Microcinema is now open

The theater is showing horror films Halloween weekend.

click to enlarge Screen Door Microcinema in Ybor City, Florida. - Photo c/o Sean O'Brien
Photo c/o Sean O'Brien
Screen Door Microcinema in Ybor City, Florida.
Feast your eyes on this, Tampa.

We got to see Warren Cockerham, Sean O’Brien, and Ann-Eliza Musoke’s Screen Door microcinema on last night’s Ybor Arts Tour, and it looks amazing. The 38-seat theater is one of six new art spaces that opened in the historic Kress building earlier this month.

The small theater, which owns two 35mm projectors, plans to screen the types of movies you can’t see at AMC theaters.
Location Details

Screen Door Microcinema

1624 E 7th Ave., Tampa Ybor City

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“We want to be more than your typical theater,” co-owner Sean O’Brien wrote in a Facebook post. “We want to show your student film, we want to screen that foreign film for people in this town that don't get to see their cultures represented on the big screen, we want to rent you the theater so you and your friends can get together laugh and watch that crappy movie that in 100 years would never be shown again in the theater, we want to do a special screening of your music video for your friends and family, we want to host talks. We refuse to limit ourselves on what the space can be and who can be involved with it.”

Tickets to movies this weekend, Oct. 28-30, are $8. Ybor City’s new Screen Door Microcinema is located on the second floor of a new art compound located at 1624 E 7th Ave.

The theater is showing horror films Halloween weekend, starting with “What We Do in the Shadows,” 7 p.m. tonight.

Here’s the full lineup:
  • What We Do in the Shadows (2014), Fri. Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968), Fri. Oct. 28, 9:30 p.m.
  • Herk Harvey’s Carnival of Souls (1962), Sat. Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
  • Francis Ford Coppola’s Dementia (1963), Sat. Oct. 29, 9:30 p.m.
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), Sun. Oct. 30, 6 p.m.
You can follow Screen Door: an Ybor City Microcinema on Facebook.

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Jennifer Ring

Jen began her storytelling journey in 2017, writing and taking photographs for Creative Loafing Tampa. Since then, she’s told the story of art in Tampa Bay through more than 200 art reviews, artist profiles, and art features. She believes that everyone can and should make art, whether they’re good at it or not...
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