The Miami Beach Cinematheque is a restored and renovated 1920’s theater space located in the heart of Miami Beach at Historic City Hall. Fashioned after a more glamorous time, the classical, bohemian spot confirms exactly what Mr. Gatsby’s theater would look like had he been alive in a current Miami.
As the city’s premiere HD art house, the Cinematheque is the natural home and headquarters to The Miami Beach Film Society. These folks strive to bring diversity in film to Miami, which acts as a natural platform given the Magic City's fluid demographic and constant flow of people from all over the world. For the explorer, this is a way to experience the city’s cultural pulse through movie magic. Tickets for a cinematic adventure are $10 for adults and $9 for children and seniors.
Your voyage into the renovated 1927 Miami Historical building is not limited to your theater seat. The Cinematheque’s interior is an architectural experience out of a dream and meant to be savored. The décor reflects the intellectual ‘old soul’ vibe of another time and place, which is palpable immediately upon entering. Its bookstore, library and café provide a haven to enjoy a respite against a backdrop that could otherwise not be experienced, lest you time traveled to Miami’s 1920’s art deco scene. There is no sweeter way to take a beat while vacationing if you’re into the old school art house ambiance.
For the repeat Miami traveler, membership for The Miami Beach Film Society is worth investigating. Apart from becoming a swanky movie connoisseur with discounted ticket prices of $8, you will be contributing to a non-profit making Miami a more artistically diverse city one cinematic escapade at a time. For more information on membership, visit: http://miamibeachfilmsociety.memberlodge.org/membership-and-sponsorship
The Miami Beach Cinematheque partners with a number of film festivals and events throughout the year, if you are voyaging through Miami during one of these artistic festivals, do explore. For a complete list of film festivals, visit: http://tinyurl.com/bjngbe9
The vintage cinema is located at 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit: http://www.mbcinema.com