Miami’s diverse, thriving indie cinema scene is about to get even bigger. O Cinema, named Best Art-House Cinema in this year’s New Times “Best of Miami” issue, will open a second location in Miami Shores in October.
O Cinema at MTC (9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores) is partnering with the 330-seat Miami Theater Center, formerly the PlayGround Theatre, to show films Thursday through Sunday. The theater is new to O Cinema, but not for moviegoers in history; the building dates to 1946 and was built as a movie house.
“We’re thrilled to be working with the Miami Theater Center,” O Cinema cofounder Kareem Tabsch says. “Stephanie Ansin and Elaiza Irizarry are amazing people who have built the region’s greatest children’s theater. It’s awesome to work with people who share our vision and dedication to the growth of Miami’s cultural community. It’s a new era for the performing and cinematic arts in Miami.”
Blue Skies, a musical comedy starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire — the first film shown after the theater’s original opening in 1946 — will help launch the space as a movie theater once again.
Sat., Oct. 13, 7 p.m., 2012