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Olympia Theater at Gusman Center

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Address: 174 E. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33131
Phone Number: +1 305-374-2444
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Description: The Olympia Theater opened in 1926 as downtown Miami's grandest silent...
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.
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Live Jazz Night at the Lobby Lounge

Free live jazz 2nd Wednesday of every month. Double check before you go. Seating in front of the stage and above on the mezzanine. Go just to see the theater. Its a real jewel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Free live jazz 2nd Wednesday of every month. Double check before you go. Seating in front of the stage and above on the mezzanine. Go just to see the theater. Its a real jewel box in the heart of downtown Miami. Absolutely beautiful. Cocktails, beer, soda and snacks for sale.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Upon entering you can almost hear the echo of famous people who performed there..Elvis, B.B.King, Pavarotti and so many others. In 1926 it was a silent movie theater and in 1984 it was listed in the US National register of historic places. The simulated night sky, the ornate balconies, the stage decor all surround you with the old charm of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

As a child growing up in Miami, I always enjoyed going to the shows at the Olympia Theatre. I saw Rosemary Clooney; Elvis Preseley and many other stars in the 50's. I just went back for my cousin's high school graduation last weekend and it was just as beautiful and magical as it was back then. The ceiling have little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have been going here for many, many years (dating back to the 70s when I saw the Ramones and Runaways here). It's a super-cool place with a gorgeous interior. I hope this Miami landmark stays here forever - it's a wonderful place for concerts, shows, and anything else. Parking is an issue as there is very, very little street... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Wonderful, old charm venue. All seating well placed. Easy to access. Not far from Brickell and good restaurants .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went to a Saturday afternoon Matinee. Very quiet only one other couple at the 4 pm show. It was clean and friendly.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautifully restored theater. Seats are set at good angles for viewing. Staff seems well organized and accommodating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The architectonic here is unbelievable. The acoustic is excellent too. Any concert here sounds amazing. The ceiling seems a wonderful night full of stars. I think is the most beatiful theather I had ever seen!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

You would never know that there was such a treasure hidden behind the contemporary façade of this building. Opened in 1926 as a silent movie palace it has been beautifully restores. It is spell binding with stunning Moorish architecture, perfect acoustics and a simulated night sky, complete with wafting clouds and twinkling stars. I just love any opportunity to visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Any long time Miami resident will place the Olympia Theater at the top of their "Favorite" list. With wonderfull memories , it is a true part of Miami history. If you haven't visited the Olympia , put it at the top of your do list. Just read some of the other reviews to see what makes it so importaint to... More 

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