Absinthe House Cinematheque

235 Alcazar Avenue,
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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Ripshin on February 16, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Where is it in the above photograph?

guarina on May 11, 2012 at 9:09 pm

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 on March 29, 2009 at 10:38 pm

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.

rivest266 on December 17, 2008 at 6:07 pm

No showtimes anywhere, is this closed?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 27, 2008 at 12:35 pm

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

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 15, 2006 at 5:07 am

Seating is around 199.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 15, 2006 at 5:06 am

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 7:28 am

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.