For those who love film and not the mainstream box-office variety, Tropic Cinema in Key West has got a ticket just for you. The theater was founded after a group of disenchanted film buffs got together to bring unique documentary, independent and foreign films to Key West. The group, now called the Key West Film Society, rapidly gained support from the community and soon the Tropic Cinema was created.
Today the cinema has a large following and is home to the area’s best alternative films. The Tropic is a full-time, triplex theater, a cultural center and gathering place. Within the large lobby, many special events are held including jazz concerts and literary lectures.