Miami Film Month 2015
June is Miami Film Month for its third year celebration. This event is organized by Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) in celebration of film and Miami’s place in the world of film. See the wondrous place of Miami in film on the whole month of June for $8 or free.
The Miami Film Month is one of the programs designed to promote local business and spread the word about the city along with the other successful programs including Miami Spice Restaurant Month, Miami Spa Month, Miami Museum Month, Miami Attractions Month, Miami Romance Month, Shop Miami Month and Miami Live Music Month. The Miami Film Month program allows engagement of local community playing an important role in economy and tourism. There will be six local movie art houses that are offering movie tickets for just $8. Below is the list of participating cinemas and links for the printable coupons.
5030 Brunson Dr., Coral Gables
(The coupon is good only for regular screenings Monday through Thursday.)
260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables
1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores
1508 SW Eighth St., Miami
90 NW 29th St., Miami
Other exciting happenings for the Miami Film Month 2015:
- Bus tours that offer a behind-the-scenes look at locations where famous movies were filmed
- Film Tour (June 29,2015)
11 a.m.– Film tour featuring Jaie Laplante, executive director of the Miami International Film Festival and Jessica Huppert Berman, Two Much post-production coordinator
1 p.m. – Screening of Two Much with Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith and Daryl Hannah at Bill Cosford Cinema (free, no ticket required).
- Film festivals
In honor of Miami Film Month, the GMCVB also celebrates 16 film festivals that have helped establish Miami as a prime destination for filmmakers and film lovers alike, including the Miami International Film Festival, Miami Jewish Film Festival, Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, DocMiami International Film Festival, and Brazilian Film Festival, to name a few.
The Miami Short Film Festival (Dec. 5 – 12, 2014) will host a special cocktail reception and screening of short films that spotlight important Miami filmmakers starting at 7:30 p.m. June 25 at Paragon Cinemas 13 in Coconut Grove. Tickets are available at www.MiamiFilmMonth.com.
- Free movies
A number of other venues around town are showcasing free movies during Miami Film Month:
The Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables will play Something’s Gotta Give, featuring Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson, as part of its film series. Showtimes are 8:30 p.m. June 28, and 5 p.m. June 29. Free tickets available at www.actorsplayhouse.org.
Kids can enjoy free movies at the Paragon Theater in Coconut Grove at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through Aug. 14. Seats are limited. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Films include Epic June 24-26. For more information, visit www.paragontheaters.com.
The Miami Jazz and Film Society will present a free screening of The Heart of the Game, a documentary film about the Roosevelt Roughriders girls basketball team, at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave., Miami. For information, visit www.miamijazzsociety.com.
New drive-in for Coconut Grove
While this is not part of Miami Film Month, we couldn’t let it go by without mentioning.
The Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In will celebrate its grand re-opening with a new location behind the Coconut Grove Playhouse at 3500 Main Hwy. On tap: Marx Brother’s The Cocoanuts (shot in Miami) at 8:45 p.m. July 14, followed by the 1988 cult classic remake The Blob at 10:15 p.m. (part of the drive-in’s “Weird in Miami” series on Monday nights).
Prices range from $8 to $45, depending on the package. Go to http://www.miamiurbandrivein.com/
Sources : Miamiherald.com and.miamiandbeaches.com
So if you are looking for a great way to enjoy Miami get involved in this enjoyable event. For more inquiries you may visit their website.