One of the most appreciated local institutions in Key West is the Tropic Cinema, a small independent movie theatre just half a block off of Duval street, which brings independant, queer and foreign film to key west, as well as opera, concerts and special events throughout the year. The Tropic was founded as the Key West Film Society in 1999 and used rented screens and venues until purchasing the building that now houses the tropic in 2004, which it expanded to 3 screens in 2007. The Tropic is one of the rare cinemas in america that sells wine and beer, by the glass or bottle, as well as key lime pie, local candy and many flavors of popcorn. The film lineup, ambiance, staff and snacks all contributes to the Tropic being voted the best cinema in Florida, and one of the best in America. Even if going to the movies is not in your Key West plans, this little theatre is worth at least a peak inside. For more information and film schedules, click here.