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Miami Theater Center

9806 NE 2nd Ave. Miami Shores, FL 33138 | Upper Eastside/Miami Shores/Biscayne Park | 305-751-9550

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Under the leadership of Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin, Miami Theater Center (MTC) is dedicated to creating original, imaginative productions in its intimate Art Deco theater. In partnership with O Cinema, MTC screens independent, foreign, art, and family films several nights a week. Located in the charming Miami Shores neighborhood, just 10 minutes north of the Design District. Free parking.


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Under the leadership of Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin, Miami Theater Center (MTC) produces classical and contemporary works that entertain and educate audiences and artists of all ages and abilities.

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