Absinthe House Cinematheque

235 Alcazar Avenue,
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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Ripshin
Ripshin on February 16, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Where is it in the above photograph?

guarina
guarina on May 12, 2012 at 5:09 am

I’m not sure whether this is the Cinematheque where I saw foreign movies in the late 70’s. There was no absinthe then.

Ripshin
Ripshin on March 30, 2009 at 6:38 am

I believe I saw all of the “missing” Hitchcock’s there in 83 or 84, just after their initial rereleases. My first viewing of “Rear Window” – I’ll never forget it.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 18, 2008 at 2:31 am

It might be closed Mike. I called their number 305.446.7144 and received a recording that their number had been disconnected.

rivest266
rivest266 on December 18, 2008 at 2:07 am

No showtimes anywhere, is this closed?

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on July 27, 2008 at 8:35 pm

Also known as the Merry Go Round as both theatre and cinema.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on April 15, 2006 at 1:07 pm

Seating is around 199.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on April 15, 2006 at 1:06 pm

According to The Miami Herald:

“The Absinthe House Cinematheque is named after the extremely potent and poisonous banned absinthe liquor, which appears in some of Hernandez-Canton’s (the owner) favorite works of literature from the turn of the century.”

The Absinthe was also know as the Alcazar in the nineties.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on April 13, 2006 at 3:28 pm

How did this cinema acquire its unusual name ? Absinthe is a type of very powerful booze, potentially poisonous to drink, which was banned in the USA many years ago.