Tower Theater

Miami, Florida: Little Havana Self-Guided Walking Tour

Tower Theater

Miami, Florida 33135, United States

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This historic theater, built in 1926 and transformed into an Art Deco gem by architect Robert Law Weed in 1931 for the Wometco Theater chain, was a popular neighborhood theater with its Saturday morning matinees and special events. The theater’s shiny steel spire greeted the Cuban refugees when they first landed on the streets of Little Havana in 1959. In early 1960, Tower Theatre was the first in Miami to add Spanish sub-titles. Now owned and beautifully restored by the City of Miami, Miami Dade College operates the theater as an art-house, mostly specialized in foreign language films with English subtitles and English speaking films with Spanish subtitles. (source: ).

This point of interest is part of the tour: Miami, Florida: Little Havana Self-Guided Walking Tour


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