A Glimpse of the Miami Beach Cinematheque's New "Green" Theater
MBC Founder and Executive Director Dana Keith says, "We love the intimacy and charm of Española Way, but we are taking that with us, at least the part of it that we created ourselves, such as the living room feel, the library, the relaxed and friendly atmosphere that is the antithesis of the commercial experience."
According to the construction plans by architect Scott Weinkle and designer Jeffrey Barone, the new MBC will also be the first certified "green" interior in Miami Beach. It's applied for LEED commercial interior accreditation, meaning the space will meet the highest standards for energy efficiency, water conservation, and waste reduction. LEED interiors are known for their supremely good indoor air quality so perhaps MBC could market themselves as a movie house/oxygen bar if things get tight.
In addition to the newfangled, clean-air auditorium, Keith and the design team have plans for a gallery space, film museum, and café at their new address at 1130 Washington Avenue. It'll look like one those art house cinemas you find in countries that actual fund their art programs.
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