Screening Venues


Olympia Theater at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts (OLY)
174 E. Flagler Street, Miami

The Olympia Theater opened in 1926 as a silent movie palace and amazed the public with its stunning Moorish architecture, perfect acoustics and simulated night sky, complete with wafting clouds and twinkling stars. It also achieved fame as the first air-conditioned building in the South. The “talkies” and Vaudeville soon arrived at the Olympia, and for more than 40 years the theater was a top center of entertainment in Miami. It was one of the last theaters in the country to showcase Vaudeville acts. South Florida business tycoon and philanthropist Maurice Gusman saved the aging theater and the adjacent Olympia Office Building from demolition and donated them to the City of Miami in 1975. Thanks to extensive restorations in the 1970s, overseen in part by famed architect Morris Lapidus, the theater was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. This beloved cultural venue has retained its stature in a downtown that continues its own transformation. The Festival is pleased to present its CINEDWNTN Galas at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman.


Regal South Beach Cinemas
1100 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

1100 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach The Regal South Beach is a crown jewel on Miami’s famous pedestrian-only Lincoln Road Mall. Fully modern and technologically equipped, its three-story pastel stain glass windows are still reminiscent of the bygone Art Deco era so present in its surrounding architecture. Festival films are presented the full 10 days of the Festival on 2 of Regal’s 18 screens. It is definitely one of the busiest places to be during the Festival!


Cinépolis Coconut Grove
3015 Grand Ave. Coconut Grove

CocoWalk shopping center, replacing the existing Paragon Grove 13 theater. The upscale 15-screen theater continues with its popular online reserved seating, Sony 4K digital projection, and expanded concessions with beer and wine. The Festival will be using 1 screen at the Cinépolis.


Tower Theater
1508 Southwest 8th Street, Miami

MDC’s Tower Theater is one of Miami’s oldest cultural landmarks. When it opened in December of 1926, it was the finest state-of-the-art theater in the South.  MDC’s Tower Theater continues to serve as a historic gathering place for cultural connections in Little Havana, where the community can enjoy alternative and culturally specific exhibitions and performances, free educational lectures given by MDC faculty and other scholars in our community, and both Spanish-language films and English-language films, subtitled in Spanish.  In 2011, USA Today declared MDC’s Tower Theater “one of the 10 great places to see a movie in splendor” in the newspaper’s round-up of the best old-fashioned movie palaces in America.


Coral Gables Art Cinema (CGAC)
260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

The Coral Gables Art Cinema is a state-of-the-art theater that opened in October of 2010 and is one of the top ranked and highest grossing art houses in South Florida, presenting first-run and regional premieres of quality American independent and international features, both fiction and documentary, in addition to classic films, special programs and film festival events, which speak to the multilingual and multicultural diversity of the region. In 2011 the Miami New Times weekly named the theater as “Miami’s Best Art-House Cinema.”


O Cinema Miami Beach
500 71st Street, Miami Beach

O Cinema Miami Beach is located between Byron and Carlyle Avenue’s in Miami Beach’s charming North Beach district, at the site of the former Byron Carlyle Theater.  O Cinema Miami Beach is an intimate 304 seat theater located only three blocks west of famed Collins Avenue and in the heart of the North Beach town center within walking distance to several of the area’s best restaurants.  Originally opened in December 1968 as the Byron-Carlyle movie theaters, it shuttered its door in the late 1990s, but in the fall of 2014 re-opened as O Cinema Miami Beach presenting first-run independent, foreign and art films with state of the art digital projection, surround sound and archival 35mm projection.


Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

In the midst of the preservation efforts to save the Art Deco District, a group of passionate film lovers set off to bring film culture to Miami.  Miami Beach Cinematheque is Miami’s premiere HD art house cinema.  In the Historic City Hall on South Beach built by Carl Fischer in 1927, Miami Beach Film Society restored and renovated an amazing space which is a screening room, gallery, bookstore/library, and cafe.  The Festival is proud to host many of our special industry and encuentros programs at the Cinematheque, in addition to special screenings.