Theaters + Venues

The Miami Film Festival is proud to play movies in theaters across the city, bringing film to as many neighborhoods as we can.



174 E. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33131
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.  Thanks to extensive restorations in the 1970s, 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. Learn more.

There is no free parking at the theater.
Valet parking is available from DEC Parking under the 777 sign across from the theater (145 E. Flagler Street). Typically, it is $15 per car.

There is also a nearby Parking Garage, called MPA Knight Center Garage (G4) at 100 SE 2nd Street (two blocks south of the theater). Validation for this garage is available for $10.00 at the Main Bar in the Theater Lobby. MPA College Station Garage, located at 190 NE 3rd St, Miami, FL 33132, will also have a $10 per day special event rate for all 10 days of the Festival. There is also free Flagler Parking available every evening on Flagler Street from Biscayne Boulevard to W. 1st Avenue (valid 6 PM – 7 AM).

For the safety of our patrons, new security measures have been instituted at Olympia Theater. We strongly encourage guests to only bring essential items in order to provide a safer environment and expedite guest entry into the venue.

There will be bag checks and magnetic wanding at entry for all patrons. Patrons may be asked to empty pockets of all items so that they can be examined.

No large bags over (10” x 10”), backpacks, Camelbacks or Bota bags, cameras, recording devices, outside food or drink, or weapons of any kind will be permitted in the venue.

Olympia Theater is a no-re-entry venue.

The use of cameras and recording devices during screenings and events is strictly prohibited.

1508 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135
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. 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 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. Learn more.

There is no free parking at the theater.

Paid Parking
Tower Theater is handicap accessible. There is plenty of metered parking available on 8th Street (Calle Ocho) as well as a public lot behind the cinema, where there are a number of Pay By Phone parking spaces available.

300 SE 3rd St #100, Miami, FL 33135
Seventeen state-of-the-art auditoriums, reclining seats, a full menu of food and drink options and a bar/restaurant area. The theater is part of the 43-story Met Square tower that is part of the massive Metropolitan Miami mixed-use development. The project includes a Whole Foods market, a hotel, condos and apartments. Learn more.

There is no free parking at the theater.

Paid Parking
Parking is available at Met 3 Parking Garage located at 250 SE 3rd Ave. $8 for 4 hours with ticket validation. Parking is also available at the MPA Knight Center Garage located at 100 SE 2nd St. for a $10 per day special event rate for all 10 days of the Festival.

260 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
The Coral Gables Art Cinema is a state-of-the-art theater that opened in October of 2010 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. Learn more.

There is no free parking at the theater.

Paid Parking
There is an adjacent parking garage which costs $1.50 for 3 hours when validated in theater. After that it is $1.00 per hour.


169 E Flagler St #5, Miami, FL 33131
Home of the Miami Film Festival’s legendary Opening Night Gala Party, the Alfred I. DuPont is a historic 17-story building in the Modern style with Art Deco embellishments. Learn more.

There is no free parking at the venue.

Paid Parking
There is an on-site parking garage on 170 NE 1st Street.

600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
“The Freedom Tower is a marvel for what it symbolizes to so many.” These words, inscribed within the walls of Miami’s iconic Freedom Tower, perfectly summarize the enduring appeal of one of our city’s most distinctive symbols. Home of the Miami Film Festival office, Freedom Tower also houses our festival’s annual Awards Night Gala. Learn more.

There is no free parking at the venue.

Paid Parking
Garage parking is available across the street at Bayside Marketplace on 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami.

Street parking is also available along Biscayne Blvd.


Are all of your theaters / venues wheelchair accessible? 
Yes. The Festival is committed to accommodating attendees with disabilities. To receive assistance, please make yourself known to the theater / venue manager.

Do you have assisted listening devices?
Please contact for information regarding assisted listening devices (ALDs) at venues.

Are festival films closed caption?
Many festival films are subtitled (closed caption). Please refer to individual pages for more information.