Coral Gables Art Cinema Promises Foreign Flicks, Booze, Stadium Seating
|La Yuma will play at the Coral Gables Art Cinema.|
That is, if any movie theater in the city actually showed the film. It screened one or twice at this year's Miami International Film Festival - until recently, one of our city's rare chances to see indie, international films. But Miami's finally getting independent movie theaters. We recently reported on the new O Cinema in Wynwood, but fear not South Miami, you're getting your due too. A new art house film theater, Coral Gables Art Cinema, is scheduled to open very soon. (Hey, Miami Beach, you've had your Cinematheque for years, and it's even getting an upgrade.)
|Coral Gables Art Cinema|
|Gables Art Cinema's innards.|
Unlike the grainy, low-quality film and rickety seating that define many an art house cinema, the digs at the Gables art cinema promise to be, well, Gables quality. Stadium-style seating and state-of-the-art film equipment separate the cinema from its art house brethren thanks to Steven Krams, president of the non-profit Coral Gables Cinemateque, which operates the cinema. The City of Coral Gables is also a partner in the cinema and landlord to Cinemateque.
Rosenberg, who is still finalizing the programming for the first year, was hesitant to show too much of his hand. But he did say that he's in the process of creating relationships with several film festivals to debut films. Still, he said the Gables Cinema will mostly show films for an extended theatrical run -- not the one-night-stand showings that occur at film festivals.
|CG Art Cinema|
|The cinema is across the street from Books and Books.|
So the big question:Wwhen does it open? You'll have to be satisfied with the vague answer of "soon." Rosenberg hopes it'll screen its first film in the next couple of months.