Family Film Series at O’Cinema Miami Beach
Miami Beach residents looking for a movie night without breaking the bank need to look no farther than the O-Cinema Miami Beach theater located on 500 71st St, Miami Beach, FL. Urban Resource Real Estate &
Miami Beach residents looking for a movie night without breaking the bank need to look no farther than the O’Cinema Miami Beach theater located on 500 71st St, Miami Beach, FL.
Urban Resource Real Estate & Property Management in conjunction with O’Cinema is presenting The Family Film Series consisting of seven films ranging from modern to classic from July to September. The schedule is as follows:
The Lego Movie – June 18 and 19
Happy Feet – July 16-17
Willy Wonka – August 21-22
Ernest Celestine – September 24-25
The Neverending Story – October 22-23
Ponyo – November 13-14
The Wizard of Oz – December 18-19
Here is a trailer to the first movie from the series – The Lego Movie.
Showings start at 11 a.m. and ticket prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children. The movie selections were a collaborative process involving the community with the aim to provide an eclectic and sound movie lineup.
“We wanted to select a mix of films that were both contemporary, classic and some more obscure choices, “Co-founder and Co-director of O’Cinema Kareem Tabsch said.
“We surveyed our audience and asked parents what they’d prefer to see in family programming and an overwhelming response was a mix of all three, so that’s what we did. I can also say that while these are all films for children, they have the added benefit of being well made movies that adults would enjoy as well.”
Movies will be shown at the O’Cinema Miami Beach theater, which is the site of the former Byron-Carlyle Theater, and holds 304 seats. While there, viewers can expect a variety of standard movie theater concessions, such as popcorn, soda, tea, candy, and other snacks at affordable prices.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.o-cinema.org/venue/o-cinema-miami-beach/ or at the theater box office. O’Cinema hopes to see people of all ages partake in the familial cultural experience.
And the cultural experience rings especially true with the French subtitled “Ernest Celestine.” In a world where bears live in the city above and rodents live underground in sewers, an unlikely friendship between a bear and mouse flowers.
“It gives an opportunity for families in the area to come together and have a fun cultural experience with their kids at affordable prices and with age appropriate content,” Tabsch said. “Miami Beach is not just for the young professionals or the seasonal residents; it’s for families too, and we think it is important that there be options for them.”
The Family Film Series hopes to match Miami Beach’s mix of people and cultures!
“We truly want to create more cultural opportunities for families and we want to instill a love for cinema in children from a young age,” Tabsch said. “Movies can open up new worlds, and we believe that its particularly important to do that for kids.
President of Urban Resource, Daniel Veitia, explains, “During the North Beach planning process undertaken this year, the community reiterated the desire for more family friendly activities. Hearing the call, we felt working with O’Cinema was a perfect opportunity to give residents something fun and safe to do with their children.”
“This series combined with our support and love for the North Shore Bandshell allows our company to give back to the community that makes it strong. We can’t take the arts for granted and thank O’Cinema and the Rhythm Foundation for what they are doing in our community.”
There are several City of Miami Beach public parking lots surrounding O’Cinema Miami Beach. There is a small parking lot just east of the building on the corner of Byron Ave and 71st (next to Prima Pasta) and a larger lot on 73rd Street and Collins Avenue. All metered parking lots are enforced from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., seven days per week. However, parking is free all week long after 6 p.m.