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“Culture past and present” 5 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 #6 of 88 Attractions in Miami
Type: Operas, Symphonies, Theaters, Museums
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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.
Aventura, Florida
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“Culture past and present”
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.

Visited January 2014
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Majorca, Spain
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“Beautiful”
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 eat, then went back to move my car before closing at 10pm. There is a garage opposite the lot for $1 per hour after 6pm.No problem walking back to the garage after the show at 11pm.

Visited February 2014
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Robert G, Manager at Olympia Theater at Gusman Center, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
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 car up after the show.

Hope to see you again at the Olympia.
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saga bay,florida
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“Beautiful theater in downtown”
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!

Visited December 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Performing playing, arts”
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.

Visited April 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“A MIAMI GEM”
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 organ, moorish architecture and perfect sight lines and accoustics.
Over the years the Gusman has hosted everything from ballet to rock n'roll. From Elvis to the Ukranian National Dance; from Barbara Cook to Harry Blackstone.
The Gusman has undergone a second majore rennovation recently....bringing the A/C and electrical/plumbing up to date.
The intimate 1800 seat facility with large lobbies both upstairs and down now serves promoters, civic organizations, charities, city functions and high school graduations.
Any performance at Gusman is memorable.

Visited February 2013
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