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“Recently visited for Madama Butterfly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
174 E. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)
+1 305-374-2444
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Ranked #11 of 120 Attractions in Miami
Type: Symphonies, Theaters, Operas
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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.
Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Recently visited for Madama Butterfly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

This historical theatre is the scene for my childhood elementary trips to various shows, from Carmen to awards ceremonies. What you forget is just how small and quaint it is if you haven't been lately. The twinkling stars on the ceiling, the pretty frescos and balconies, and the fact that every seat gets you close enough to see all the faces, just puts you into the show. No binoculars needed. You can hear a pin drop!

Visited May 2012
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Miami, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful Theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Gusman is a beautiful old theater in downtown Miami. We visit it every year for the Miami Film Festival. Has a huge pipe organ and a gentleman plays it while you enter and takes a bow when finished. Designed like you are in an outdoor amphitheater.

Visited March 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Madam Butterfly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Loved the architecture. You can feel the Cuban influence in the decor.

Visited June 2012
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Miami, Florida
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“Beautiful architecture in downtown Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

historic theater in downtown Miami with many great plays and other events all year round.

Visited May 2012
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“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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