Published October 13, 2010
Watching Indie Films in the Gables
You’re no stranger to the pleasures of Hollywood.
You liked Iron Man 2
. You loved Inception
. You auditioned for both the John Malkovich role
and the horse role in Secretariat
But sometimes you just want a nice indie film. And an even indie-er bottle of beer...
Introducing the Coral Gables Art Cinema
, the first indie movie theater in mainland Miami, opening
this Friday with a red-carpet screening and party.
So picture it: it’s next week. You want to get your Sundance on. You’ll step into a Greek revival
building on a well-kept block in Coral Gables, where you’ll see display cases with old-timey projectors,
and megaphones that seem ripped right out of the hands of Chaplin and Keaton (Buster, not Diane).
You’ll step up to the counter and buy a ticket for Freakonomics
, the first movie they’ll be
with James Franco is next on the list). If you’re hungry, there’s a café where
you can grab roasted-veggie wraps and huge cookies, and in a few weeks, you’ll be able to buy microbrews
and wine as well.
The theater itself is a cozy 144-seater, and if you’re interested in Friday’s premiere, tickets are
still available—there’ll also be a post-movie reception with an open bar.
Which might be the best way to digest a movie about economics...
Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134