Seminole Cultural Arts Theatre

18 N. Krome Avenue,
Homestead, FL 33030

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David_Schneider
David_Schneider on July 22, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Check out this article by Bob Jensen in the South-Dade News Leader from December 11th, 2015:

“Homestead’s Early Movie Theaters”

It includes a photo of the Seminole in the 1940’s as well as one of the aftermath of the fire that burned the previous Seminole at this location. Interesting it mentions until the Seminole was rebuilt movies were shown in the alley behind the building. There’s also some details about its time as the Premier Theatre.

New to me, the article says the first films exhibited in Homestead were shown at Sistrunk Hall in 1913, a wooden structure that had existed on Mowery Drive where Showbiz Cinemas is building Homestead Station as I mentioned in my previous comment.

David_Schneider
David_Schneider on May 12, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Last night I attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Homestead Station, a new entertainment complex by ShowBiz Cinemas and transportation hub that will be built in downtown Homestead just south of the Seminole Cultural Arts Theatre at the corner of Mowery Drive and Krome Avenue, and will include a ten screen cinema.

Meanwhile the Seminole was alive and well with people arriving for a performance, under the neon lights of the good-looking vertical “Seminole” sign.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on December 9, 2017 at 8:20 pm

Mid `50s postcard and 1957 photo added.

David_Schneider
David_Schneider on January 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Across the street from the Seminole is the Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum. As of October 2014 when I last visited there were maybe 3-4 historic photos on display of some of the cinemas listed here on Cinema Treasures as formerly existing in Homestead. (One may be of the Homestead Theater when it was called the Palms.)

Walk to the back of the museum where the former jail cells are located, go left and look on the walls. I had noticed the same photos during visits in preceding years so I assume they may be on permanent display. The museum staff may be able to help you find them and other photos they may have.

Here is a link to the Museum’s Trip Advisor page:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60739-d4380026-Reviews-Homestead_Historic_Town_Hall_Museum-Homestead_Florida.html

Glad to see the Seminole restored and open again for performances. The schedule looks great.

kdurrum
kdurrum on December 24, 2015 at 1:29 am

The Seminole Theatre in Homestead Florida has indeed re-opened it’s doors after several decades. There is indeed a Facebook page but the official website for the Seminole Theatre is :

http://www.seminoletheatre.org

There is also two Facebook pages. The Page titled The Seminole Cultural Arts Theatre Inc. is for supporting the non-profit aspect of the business while the page titled Seminole Theatre is the official Facebook page for the theatre. I have this helps. Visit the Seminole Theatre in Homestead Florida website today.

spectrum
spectrum on November 19, 2015 at 2:22 pm

The Seminole had its grand re-opening on October 28, 2015 after an extensive renovation!

They have a facebook page up which, for now, is serving as their official webpage. Photos there – the interior is brand new and quite modern – they did a great job!

https://www.facebook.com/The-Seminole-Cultural-Arts-Theatre-Inc-328415040595048/

MIKEJOHN
MIKEJOHN on June 23, 2012 at 5:52 am

IN 1967-1969 I WENT TO THE THEATRE.THEY SHOWED MOVIES.THE INTERIOR WAS VERY INTERESTING. THE DOORS ON THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S ROOMS WERE CHINESE, THEY HAD DRAGONS ON THEM. I KNEW THE MANAGER, SHE WAS VERY NICE. I AM GLAD TO SEE IT HAS BEEN RESTORED.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Does anyone know if the Premier was part of the Seminole building or a separate structure altogether?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 15, 2009 at 2:39 pm

As the Premier, this location was open by 1964 and was closed by 1976. The address a that time was 22 N. Krome Avenue.