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“Old Gem!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Olympia Theater at Gusman Center

Olympia Theater at Gusman Center
174 E. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)
+1 305-374-2444
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Ranked #28 of 294 things to do in Miami
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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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Old Gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This is one of Miami's oldest venue. It is a historical site. Great performers have graced th stage here including Elvis.

Visited December 2011
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“Great venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Great venue for plays and musicals. Great seating arrangement and sound acoustics.

Visited May 2012
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“Back to the Silent movies time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Amazing place. Looks as it was 80 years ago. With an organ. Worth the visit.

Visited May 2012
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Miami, Florida
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“EXCELLENT ALL AROUND”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Good shows in a beautiful theater. Convenient location.

Visited February 2012
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Miami, Florida, USA
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“South Florida Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

I have seen a few dozen performances/films at this theater dating back to my childhood. Most recently, the Film Festival (Juan of the Dead was awesome) and took my kid to see the Nutcracker. There is no more majestic theater in South Florida in my opinion. Sure there are bigger ones, and flashier ones even, but the Olympia/Gusman sends you back to another time when theater was a regal event. Comfortable seats, ample space, consistently great acoustics. The restoration, as has been noted by others, added the final polish to this gem. It won't be a hidden gem for long as people are already noticing.

Visited March 2012
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