5 exciting independent cinemas in Miami

1) O Cinema

If you’re craving an independent film, art flick, international film, documentary on a musician, or black-and-white classic, then O is it. If you’re in town for a while, check out the membership; if you can’t make it out to the theater, look into the virtual option that you can use to stream. 

Shop interior at the O cinema In Miami

1130 Washington Avenue, South Beach

+1 786 471 3269


2) Silverspot Cinema

See an independent or foreign film, an opera or ballet – or yes, a typical Hollywood blockbuster – while you recline with a glass of wine, some miso-glazed salmon and a piece of five-layer chocolate cake for dessert. Want to host a private screening or plan a meeting, party or event? You can arrange to do that here as well.

Downtown Silverspot Cinema

300 SE 3rd Street, #100, Downtown

+1 305 536 5000


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3) Coral Gables Art Cinema

This large, modern theater is a collaboration between the City of Coral Gables and the nonprofit Coral Gables Cinematique. One of the more comfy spots to see first-run, independent features and documentaries, international films and classics. It also shows the Annual Miami International Children’s Film Festival.

entrance of the Coral Gables Art Cinema

260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

+1 786 385 9689


4) Tower Theater

The Tower debuted as an English-language cinema in 1926, but switched to Spanish when Cuban exilios arrived. It got a new lease on cultural life in 2002. Now an independent cultural center, it screens Spanish- and English-language films and sponsors exhibits, lectures, performances, poetry readings and more.

big street sign of the MDC's Tower theatre

Valerie Sands

1508 SW 8th Street, Little Havana

+1 305 237 2463


5) The Bill Cosford Cinema

Serving both the university and the greater population for more than 60 years, this cinema shows a variety of formats, from 35 mm to high-definition digital. Both an educational experience and an art facility, it brings in international film festivals and engagements with renowned filmmakers Chantal Akerman, John Landis and Andy García.

people seated at the Bill Cosford Cinema

At: University of Miami School of Communication, 5030 Brunson Drive, Memorial Building 227, Coral Gables

+1 305 284 9838


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