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A Beacon of the Silver Screen

Built in 1927, MDC's Tower Theater still stands in its original glory as one of Miami's oldest historical landmarks. Standing outside the Art Deco building with its 40-foot steel tower, you can just imagine being blown away by the glamorous Lana Turner or feel your heart break as Greta Garbo insists "I want to be alone."

When Cuban refugees fled to Miami in the 1960s, the neighborhood surrounding the theater became a symbol of hope. After almost 60-years the theater officially closed in 1984. Miami Dade College took over the operation in 2002 and today some movies can be found humming on the screen, but the real magic is still found in the landmark and the surrounding neighborhood of Little Havana.

Utrip Tips

*While you may simply want to check out this historic landmark from the outside, Tower Theater is still a working theater showing mostly indie Spanish Language films. Check out their calendar for show times.

Open in Google Maps: 1508 Southwest 8th Street, Miami

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