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Review of Olympia Theater

Olympia Theater
Ranked #2 of 24 Concerts & Shows in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Majorca, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles 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, 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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Miami, Florida
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“Performing playing, arts”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“A MIAMI GEM”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Step back in time.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Beautiful theatre and exceptional acoustics. Any performance will be enhanced just from being at Gusman.

Visited August 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Don't miss this little jewel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Find any excuse to attend some presentation here. Tucked away in an unassuming downtown corner sits this little theater, built in 1926 as a silent movie palace, it has been beautifully restored and is now a beacon of the South Florida Arts community. You will find presentations from movies, to operas, to concerts, to meetings, pick one and gape at the ceiling :)

Visited June 2013
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