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Olympia Theater at Gusman Center

174 E. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)
+1 305-374-2444
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Ranked #12 of 120 Attractions in Miami
Type: Symphonies, Theaters, Operas
Owner description: The Olympia Theater opened in 1926 as downtown Miami's grandest silent movie palace and Vaudeville house. Today, the Olympia is home to live... more » Owner description: The Olympia Theater opened in 1926 as downtown Miami's grandest silent movie palace and Vaudeville house. Today, the Olympia is home to live performances, films, community events, corporate meetings and social affairs. « less
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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Olympia has been beautifully restored and it is a beautiful theater. Have gone several times to see first run International movies and music shows, even though it is in the downtown area it is easy to get to and parking is close by

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Tucked into Miami’s contemporary skyline is an enchanting Mediterranean courtyard with shimmering stars and golden balconies. Majestic turrets and towers suggest another era when performances were events, and grand theaters provided a dreamlike escape from the modern world. The Olympia Theater at Gusman Center is not just a “venue” – it’s is the jewel of South Florida arts and entertainment... More

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Miami
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Take a moment a see a concet, play, recital, at this cultral icon. All of the best have played and sang here. Amazing accoutics. A visual and auditory wonderland.

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Aventura, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Gusman is a historical treasure providing South Florida with multi cultural events. It affords everyone the opportunity to thrive on multi disciplines for one's enjoyment. Follow on line and our local papers.

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Majorca, Spain
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

What a fabulous theatre. The show I went to see was Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor and the sound was excellent. Inside, around the stage was decorated as a baroque/Mediterranean style. The location is good on Flagler Street, with car parks near by. I was in town at 3pm and used a car lot on 2 Street, had something to... More

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Robert G, Manager at Olympia Theater at Gusman Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the Olympia Theater. We're glad you enjoyed Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor - what a great night and a fun crowd! We also offer valet service ($15) across the street at 145 E. Flagler St. - that's the max daily rate so you can arrive early, walk around, grab something to eat, and pick your... More

saga bay,florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Small and beautiful theater in downtown ,no parking though . Parking around downtown is expensive, and at night could be very desolate . Always be aware!

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Miami, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Place to eonjoy arts, showing playing, opera, even a place to have a showing work. Have parking lot around the area and very closest of tourist downtown area and port.

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Tucson, Arizona
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Maurice Gusman, the condom king, funded the rennovation of the Old Olympia Theater (now the Gusman Center on Flagler Street downtown) under the watchful eye of architect Morris Lapidus. Built in the 20's the theater is an excellent example of the architecture of the movie palaces of that era....billowing clouds and twinkling stars on the ceiling, a big boy working... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Beautiful theatre and exceptional acoustics. Any performance will be enhanced just from being at Gusman.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Find any excuse to attend some presentation here. Tucked away in an unassuming downtown corner sits this little theater, built in 1926 as a silent movie palace, it has been beautifully restored and is now a beacon of the South Florida Arts community. You will find presentations from movies, to operas, to concerts, to meetings, pick one and gape at... More

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