Miami's diverse, thriving indie cinema scene is about to get even bigger. O Cinema, named the 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, as the new location will be called, is partnering with the 330-seat Miami Theater Center, formerly PlayGround Theatre, at 9806 NE Second Ave. in Miami Shores to show films Thursday through Sunday. The theater is new to O Cinema, but not for movie-goers in history; the building dates to 1946, and was built originally as a movie house.
Theatrical performances at the Miami Theater Center will continue; O Cinema and the theatre company will share the space. "We're thrilled to be working with the Miami Theater Center," O Cinema co-founder and Cultist contributor Kareem Tabsch said. "Stephanie Ansin and Elaiza Irizary 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."
Sat., Oct. 13, 2012
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