If you feel like Miami has no cool new places to see a movie you are wrong! The Coral Gables Art Cinema opens this Friday the 15th with a special opening night event premiere of Freakonomics. You can catch two show times on October 15- 7pm and 9pm. The opening night is a fundraising event, with tickets at $100 (available online). Don't be stingy! Non-profits who work hard to bring you alternative entertainment are always worth it If you're a student at UM, consider the theatre for your movie-watching, as it is very close to campus (right off Miracle Mile).
Freakonomics will play for two weeks with varied screening times & the Cinema will be open 7 days a week, year round from then on. Look for movie times at wvum.org in the future. We will be working with the cinema director, Robert Rosenberg, who was the founding director of the Miami Gay and Lesbian FIlm Festival.
The Cinema is beauiful and the theatre is spacious. Everything is brand new- upstairs you can see an exhibit of old video cameras! I was happy to attend the press screening of Howl, the new movie about Allen Ginsberg and the obscenity trail that followed the publication of his famous poem of the same name. James Franco plays Gingsberg. He seemed to channel the character he played in Milk, but the movie was completely different. Howl is composed of three basic parts: the trail, of which Ginsberg does not participate in, Ginsberg explaining his poetry in his apartment to a man we never see and finally, the poem brought to life with moving illustrations while Franco narrates.
"In addition to film screenings, the Cinema will be a cultural hub for filmmakers, other artists and the public, with live performances, sidebar events and educational activities. The complex will include an art gallery, as well as a lobby area and Cafe, with traditional movie and gourmet food and wine and beer, that extends out to covered tables on the outdoor plaza in front of the entrance."
More information is available at http://www.cinemateque.org/ or call 786-385-6989.