O Cinema is one of Miami’s most celebrated independent movie houses. Its goal is to provide an offering of films that otherwise might not be seen in Miami – foreign features, independent movies, artsy shorts and stunning documentaries. The Wynwood location of this small Miami chain is more diminutive than your usual cinema multiplex, but the art house feel makes you feel closer to the film itself. There are actually three different screening areas throughout the facility, and on those ever-present warm nights the O Cinema team might even put together a free outdoor screening. And, since the theater is located in Wynwood, there’s an adjoining space for art installations right on site.
Movies under the stars are an American tradition that Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In continues, but it's changed up the experience a bit. Instead of a huge open field, the drive-in is right in the city and accommodates up to 18 cars per showing, creating cozy outdoor movie watching. Those spots are in high demand, so tickets, including those for the Groupon car-slot upgrade must be purchased in advance. Once those spots are filled, there's still room for people to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets, and plunk down for a viewing, though space is limited. When everyone settles in, reels roll, and classic movies splash across the screen such as Pulp Fiction, The Notebook, and Godzilla.
Every March for ten days, Miami plays host to filmmakers, celebrities and the best of cinema with its Miami International Film Festival. As the only major festival housed within a college or university, the festival offers a heavy emphasis on education through special screenings and seminars with writers, directors and other Hollywood notables. The festival includes over 90 feature films, some 30 international short films, plus documentaries and dramatic works from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and beyond. Owing to its Miami location, the festival definitely keeps a Latin bent, though the varied content attracts over 60,000 people from all walks of life, and strives to strengthen the community’s love and appreciation for the art of filmmaking.
National Detailing’s insured and trained staff lugs their detailing equipment and expertise to driveways all across the country. The company's tier of mobile detail packages serves a range of car cleaning needs—the Gold forms a foundation around rinse-less hand washes, carnauba waxes, and clay-bar treatments; the Platinum adds Rain-X treatments; and the Diamond tops everything off with machine polishes and show-car glazes. To ensure that everything goes well at each site, National Detailing has a 24/7 service line that customers can call to voice any concerns or just report a bad dream.
The Miami Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival's many events throughout the year serve culinary samples from popular Miami restaurants, endless fine wine and spirits, and international rhythms. Those chefs hail from a wide variety of acclaimed area eateries. Meanwhile, wine experts entice visitors to try new vintages by hosting tasting demos and dispensing samples. A portion of all event proceeds help fund local charities.
When the Colony Theatre opened in 1935, as part of Paramount Pictures' movie-theater chain, it signaled a new era in Miami Beach entertainment. Its Art Deco style gave life and panache to the films that lit its silver screen and the performers who took its stage. Now, more than three quarters of a century later, the theater remains a mainstay of the area's cultural landscape, having recently completed a $6.5 million restoration to bring that original glory back. Apart from concerts, the venue hosts dance performances, standup comedy, film screenings, and ushering tournaments.