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The Tropic Cinema

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.

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Today’s Weather at Parrot Key

It is 72°F and sunny right now at Parrot Key, with some gusting winds from the northeast.  There was a light rain in the early morning, which has left some moisture on all of the plants in our garden and sunning area.  This week is expect to stay sunny with some partial clouds forming mid week, periodically producing showers at night.  The wind is expected to kick up to almost 3o kts today and tomorrow, and then die down later this week to 5-10 kts.  Fishing is very hot right now, particularly for barracuda and reef species, so if you can brave the slightly higher than normal winds, this is the time to book a trip.  Sunset tonight is at 5:38 pm, expect performances at mallory square to start around 4.

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Today’s Weather at Parrot Key

It is 84°F and still sunny right now at Parrot Key.  The sun is setting at 8:40 pm, check it out on our sunset peer or down at historic Mallory Square, where the Sunset Festival celebration is starting at about 7:00.  

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Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta!

One of Key West’s most entertaining and fun spring events is almost upon us again, the Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta!  Teams compete to build a boat out of very limited supplies and sail or row it against other self built teams.  Live music, great food and cheap drinks are also offered.  Check it out at the Schooner Wharf website here.

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Today’s Weather at Parrot Key

It’s 82°F and partly cloudy today at Parrot Key.  Ten mile per hour wind is coming from the north, but seas are fairly calm.  Sunset tonight is at 8:08 pm, so Sunset Festival activities should be starting up at around 5:00.

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Key West Webcams

Check out these Key West webcams to see what’s going on in real time.

The Green Parrot Duval Street   Schooner Warf Sloppy Joes

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World Sailfish Championship

A five minute difference separates the two leaders after the first day of the World Sailfish Championship.  The Key West based tournament is the richest sailfish championship in the world and a super exciting Key West event.  Check out live scoring of the event on their blog here.

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Today’s Weather at Parrot Key

It’s 78°F and sunny today at Parrot Key.  15 mph wind will come from the South later in the day, but right now it’s perfectly calm.  Sunset tonight will be at 7:44 pm, so expect Sunset Festival activities to start around 5:45.

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Fishing Report

It’s 83°F and sunny with 13 mph wind from the East today in Key West, and the sailfish are running!  Good catches have been reported by almost all charters, and with the World Sailfish Championship only 9 days away the season is looking really spectacular.   Tarpon are also still around in abundance in the flats and backcountry; anyone who goes out with an experienced guide is almost assured of hooking into a monster.

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Today’s Weather at Parrot Key

It’s 77°F and sunny here at Parrot Key, with some light wind coming from the South.  The ocean is quite calm, perfect for watersports or fishing.  Sunset tonight is at 7:41 PM, so festivities at mallory square should be starting around 5:30.  

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