5 exciting independent cinemas in Miami

1) O Cinema

If you’re craving an independent film, art flick, an international film, or a classic, then O is it. With a second location on South Beach and special pairings throughout the year with other cultural programs, there’s always something to see.

mural painting at O Cinema Miami

500 71st Street, North Beach

+1 786 207 1919

2) Silverspot Cinema

Here’s a tip: You can now see an independent or foreign film (or okay, even a Hollywood blockbuster) while leaning back in a recliner with a glass of wine and plate of pan-seared salmon. Welcome to Silverspot, where service comes with the big screen, and even extends to operas, ballets and concerts.

Downtown Silverspot Cinema

300 SE 3rd Street, #100, Downtown

+1 305 536 5000


3) Coral Gables Art Cinema

This large, modern theater is a collaboration between the City of Coral Gables (which owns the building) 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) MDC's 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 when Miami Dade College revitalized it. Now it screens both Spanish-language and English-language films, subtitled in Spanish. It also sponsors lectures, performances and exhibits.

big street sign of the MDC's Tower theatre

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 actors and directors like Jon Landis and Kevin Spacey for interactive lectures, and runs the Canes Film Festival.

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 4627 (box office) // +1 305 284 9838 (showtimes)


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