Quiz: Which Miami Art Cinema Are You?

Categories: Film and TV
The colorful mural on the wall of O Cinema in Wynwood
Beret-wearing foreign and indie-flick loving hipsters and cinephiles are going to have to find something new to complain about over their cigarettes and black coffee: Miami no longer has a shortage of cool venues in which to watch the obscure screen gems they love.

In fact, we've got five -- five! -- great art house theaters staggered throughout Miami and Miami Beach. There's the Miami Beach Cinematheque; the Coral Gables Art Cinema; The Tower Theater in Little Havana; The Bill Cosford Cinema at University of Miami; and O Cinema in Wynwood.

All of these film houses show great movies in a unique ambiance. But how to know which spot best suits your style? Take our quiz to find out.

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Local actresses and filmmakers: some of the company you'll be keeping when you become an art cinema regular
1. On a typical Saturday afternoon, what do you find yourself doing?
A. Chuckling at NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! (You're laughing at the contestants because you already know all the answers).
B. Waking up.
C. On your way to brunch with a few of your favorite local foreign diplomats.
D. Enjoying a croissant at a new French bakery and admiring the art on the walls.
E. Playing dominoes by the beach over little cups of rum.

2. Which of these is closest to your ideal film?
A. A documentary about ousting an Ecuadorian dictator and taking him to trial for crimes against humanity, complete with a Q&A with the director after the show.
B. A biopic about Bob Marley.
C. A reprisal of the 1963 Italian classic The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) starring a young Burt Lancaster and Claudia Cardinale.
D. Wim Wenders Pina, a doc comprised mostly of mesmerizing choreography from the late German dance maven of the same name, shown in 3-D.
E. An Israeli film about a stern and competitive academic who is mortified to mistakenly be given a major prize that was actually intended for his son.

3. What do you like to eat and drink while watching your favorite flicks?
A. Pizza and water from your Nalgene, or anything you discover in the bottom of your backpack.
B. A cheap PBR. What's "eating?"
C. Coffee. You'll get cocktails and tapas on Lincoln Road after the show.
D. A glass of vino. You don't want to distract any other viewers with your chewing.
E. A $2 pack of candy and a $1 soda.

4. At a huge party, which group are you most likely to get caught up schmoozing with?
A. A smattering of down-to-earth but well-read academic types.
B. Local filmmakers and performance artists.
C. The owner of a decades-old South Florida newspaper and a city commissioner of Miami Beach.
D. A local couple who just got back from their trip to Europe.
E. Some hard-core lovers of Miami history and culture with the knowledge to back up their affection.

5. Which animal do you most identify with?
A. An ibis.
B. An alien. (Okay, it's not an animal, but you don't like playing by rigid rules.)
C. A flamingo.
D. A honeybee. They pick up little samples of all the sweet local color.
E. A whale. They're strong, smart, and they migrate all over the world.

Read on for your results.

Location Info


Miami Beach Cinematheque

1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Film

Coral Gables Art Cinema

260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL

Category: Film

Tower Theater

1508 SW 8th St., Miami, FL

Category: Film

Bill Cosford Cinema

1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, FL

Category: Film

O Cinema Wynwood

90 NW 29th St., Miami, FL

Category: Film

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