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Olympia Theater at Gusman Center

Neighborhood: Downtown
Operas, Symphonies, Theater & Concerts
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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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GORGEOUS

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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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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Petoskey, Michigan
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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 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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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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