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O Cinema Miami Beach

Opening in November 2014, O Cinema Miami Beach brings art cinema to the North Beach area for the first time at our new location in the historic Byron Carlisle Theater on Miami Beach's 71st Street. We aim to build on the community’s unique mix of cultures by programming outstanding films and film-related events that appeal to both residents and visitors, establishing 71st Street as a cultural destination. O Cinema Miami... more »
Who are you?

O Cinema is a nonprofit, community driven art house cinema. Since 2011 we’ve presented over 300 films from 30 countries, showcasing films from the world’s leading festivals—works of cinematic art that are often unavailable elsewhere in South Florida.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

O Cinema opened a third location, at the Byron Carlyle Theater on 71st Street in Miami Beach, in 2014. By programming films and events that reflect the neighborhood’s unique mix of cultures, we are reactivating the historic theater, which was unused for 15 years. O Cinema Miami Beach’s world-class cinematic programming will establish a cultural destination in North Beach, a neighborhood with few arts institutions, attracting North Beach locals and visitors to the community.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

O Cinema Miami Beach expands the reach of film culture in Miami. O Cinema’s high quality films and film-related events will serve as a catalyst for the growth of the North Beach as a cultural destination, with a positive net economic impact and tangible quality of life improvements for residents and neighboring businesses. O Cinema Miami Beach will be the first art cinema ever in the North Beach area, bringing film back to the neighborhood after a 15-year absence.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Since 2011, O Cinema has presented stellar cinematic works direct from the world's leading film festivals, often available nowhere else in South Florida. Our Wynwood and Miami Shores locations were opened in neighborhoods with no local movie theaters, and now employ 15 people and attract 500 viewers per week, a boon for neighboring businesses. We've been an official venue for four local film festivals, hosted over 50 filmmaker Q&A’s, and offer special programs for neighborhood residents.

Organization Name (or individuals name) O Cinema


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