O Cinema South Beach

1130 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Miami Beach Cinematheque

This Miami Beach art house opened in 2003. It was located in a Mediterranean Revival style hotel at 512 Espanola Way, and had a seating capacity of around 50.

In 2011, it relocated to the former old Miami Beach City Hall building on Washington Avenue at 12th Street. It was taken over by O Cinema on August 1, 2019 and renamed O Cinema South Beach.

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PhillipPessar
PhillipPessar on June 18, 2011 at 8:05 am

According to their website the Miami Beach Cinematheque has moved to the old Miami Beach City Hall building located at 1130 Washington Ave.

Preston33154
Preston33154 on March 6, 2013 at 10:09 am

This is correct—they are now in the ‘OLD’ Historic Miami Beach City Hall that was restored and on Washington Ave (btw 11th & 12th) (as of March 2013)

Preston33154
Preston33154 on March 6, 2013 at 10:10 am

Website: http://mbcinema.com/

David_Schneider
David_Schneider on August 5, 2019 at 4:31 pm

On August 1st, 2019, O Cinema took over day-to-day operations of the Miami Beach Cinematheque, renaming it O Cinema South Beach, as this Miami Herald article from the August 4th print edition describes:

“The Next O Cinema is Opening At a South Beach Location Already Beloved by Film Fans“

Miami New Times article:

“O Cinema Cofounder Kareem Tabsch on Expanding to South Beach After Leaving Wynwood”

Dana Keith, who founded the Cinematheque originally as a permanent home for his Miami Beach Film Society, will now have more time to devote to curating the film memorabilia Miami Beach Cinematheque Interactive Archive Project, while continuing to program ongoing Film Society events at this, his former location.

David_Schneider
David_Schneider on July 25, 2020 at 4:39 pm

Miami New Times article from March 31st, 2020 about O Cinema offering “Virtual Cinema”, where films may be viewed via its website while its physical theater is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic shutdown:

“At the Movies at Home: O Cinema Launches Virtual Theater While Its South Beach Space Remains Closed”

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