Now that temps are dipping below 75, it’s the perfect time to escape to some of Miami’s best movie theaters. Cinema experiences have come a long way since the ‘80s, so if popcorn isn’t your thing, you can now opt for sushi instead! Read below for a list of locations to snuggle into a cushy chair in front of the big screen.
- O Cinema: Once known as the Miami Beach Cinematheque, the artsy theater on 12th and Washington is now O Cinema. The arthouse continues to showcase independent films at an affordable price. In 1927, the theater was built by Carl Fischer. In 2011, it was restored and is now more than just a place to see films; O Cinema is part gallery, bookstore, library and cafe. Wine, candy, popcorn and other snacks are available for purchase.
- Regal South Beach ScreenX, IMAX & VIP: If mainstream movies are what you are looking for, Regal South Beach has it. Here you will find all the blockbuster hits in the comfort of a large theater with recliner seating. Feeling fancy? Purchase a VIP ticket for access to a full-service lounge, reserved king size recliners, gourmet food menu, and beer and wine choices.
- Silverspot Cinema: Silverspot in Downtown Miami won Miami New Times’ Best of 2021 and with good reason. Not only are there 17 theaters inside, the food is served fresh before, during or after the film, the seats are plush and reclinable and the movie choices span independent quirky to Hollywood blockbusters. Oh, and you can order an Aperol Spritz, or whatever signature cocktail you might be craving with your gourmet pizza.
- IPIC Theater: Seeing a movie at IPIC is basically a mini-vacation on the luxury level. The company’s motto is “to provide elevated entertainment escapes that engage multiple senses” by offering you a full menu of chef-inspired food, champagne cocktails, ridiculously comfortable seats and movie favorites from past to present. Meaning, if the movies of today don’t inspire you, surely some of their Flashback Cinema hits will.
- Tower Theater: Tower Theater is South Florida’s highest grossing art-house cinema, and has been since 2015. More importantly, it is one of the oldest. Tower Theater opened in 1926 and served as a de facto classroom for loads of Cuban refugees after the ‘59 revolution revitalized 8th Street into a little Cuba, known today as Little Havana. Expect a step beyond the basics like comfy seats, wine and popcorn, as you watch the latest indie film alongside abuela.
Tried the above already and want something new? Here are a few more options around the city:
Coral Gables Art Cinema
AMC Sunset Place 24
AMC Aventura 24
CMX Cinema Brickell City Center, Doral
Cinepolis Coconut Grove Opening Winter 2022