Miami Movie Theaters: A Complete Guide

What it's like going to the movies in Miami
Denys Kostyuchenko

It’s time to go to the movies and enjoy all the latest new movie releases out now in theatres!

In a city as big and bountiful as Miami, there are so many local movie theaters near you to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Just searching “movie theaters near me” is overwhelming AF––what’s the difference between one theater and another? Is it worth the trek across town to go to one local movie theater with reclining seats versus the one around the corner? Do I want to ball out and get drinks served at my seat, or keep it chill at an independent movie theater with drinks and unique food offerings?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help make your decision easier. We’ve narrowed it down to 10 of our favorite local movie theaters in Miami to help you make the most of your Miami movie theater experience.

Grab some movie theater popcorn and get comfy as we dive into our Miami movie theater guide!

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Miami Movie Theaters: Tower Theater Miami

Located in the heart of Little Havana, Miami, the Tower Theater is South Florida’s highest-grossing art-house cinema. Established in 1926, the theater ran as the state’s first-run art house showcasing endless films. During the ‘50s and ‘60s, the cinema became a safe space for Cuban refugees to learn about American culture and have entertainment.

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Now, the Tower Theater is operated by Miami Dade College, screening independent films, international cinema, and old classics. The theater has two operating auditoriums, with one auditorium holding 104 seats and the other holding 250. There is usually a working concession stand, but the operation is currently paused due to the pandemic.

The theater offers Spanish language films and English-language films with Spanish subtitles. Every year, it hosts Miami Film Festival’s Gems Film Festival to large audiences.

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For those interested in having private screenings, the theater offers auditorium rentals. The rentals start at $75 for first-time customers and $99 for returners. You can choose from a selection of films and have a private screening with loved ones.

Want special offers? The Tower Theater membership has three tiers: Film Lovers for $50/year and Aficionados for $115/year. You get discounted tickets to different screenings at the theater and other special offers.

One Google reviewer says, “Excellent theater, popcorn, independent films shown here. Hurray for creativity, opportunity, and a venue!”

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Tower Theater Miami

1508 SW 8th St

Miami, FL 33135

View Tower Theater Miami movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Miami Movie Theaters: Regal Kendall Village Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Regal Kendall Village Stadium 16 is one of Florida’s several Regal Theatres located in the Miami area. Enjoy an all-encompassing movie-going experience with soft luxury recliner seats. This theater offers 4DX, IMAX, and RPX for an unforgettable movie experience. With 4DX, you’ll feel like you’re in the movie while IMAX and RPX offer great sound, 3D, and crystal clear projection.

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To earn movie rewards, sign up for Regal’s Crown Club. For free, you can sign up for the program and earn points for every dollar you spend on movie tickets and concessions. If you’re a big lover of movies, check out the Regal Unlimited movie subscription pass. Starting at $18 a month, you can watch endless movies at different Regal Theatres. The program also offers unlimited plus and unlimited all-access programs, which let you get free popcorn and access to new exclusive screenings.

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“When I say this was the best movie experience I’ve ever had I’m not kidding,” one Google reviewer says. “This is so worth it. You have to come try it. It was amazing!”

Currently, there are no showtimes at this theater since it is temporarily closed.

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Regal Kendall Village Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

8595 SW 124th Ave

Miami, FL 33183

View Regal Kendall Village Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Miami Movie Theaters: Silverspot Cinema

Silverspot Cinema is a “sophisticated” movie theater in the Miami area. It has 17 theaters with over 1,400 plush recliner seats. With Barco High Contrast Laser Projection and Dolby Cinema Sound, the theater gives audiences an immersive movie-watching experience. The cinema screens big Hollywood productions, independent and foreign films, operas, ballets, and concerts.

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Along with classic movie snacks, the theater offers a gourmet menu with appetizers like pretzel bites, chicken wings, quesadillas, and full meals like penne al Forno, veggie burgers, and seared tuna. If you’re looking for an adult beverage, check out the cinema’s alcohol menu, which has specialty cocktails, wines, and beers. Head to the movie theater between 4 pm-7 pm and get drinks and food at lower prices for Happy Hour.

Sign up for Spot Rewards to earn benefits like free food and beverage and movie tickets. You can join the reward program for free and earn 10 points for every $1 spent at the theater. Spot Rewards also gives you a free ticket and popcorn for your birthday and access to exclusive events.

Many Silverspot Cinema movie-goers have expressed their appreciation of the theater’s all-around quality. One Google reviewer says, “The theater is amazing, the sound great, the quality of the image really good, the food was good also and the cocktails really good as well.”

Silverspot Cinema

300 SE 3rd St #100

Miami, FL 33131

View Silverspot Cinema movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Miami Movie Theaters: AMC Tamiami 18

Located in Miami, AMC Tamiami is one of the many AMC Theatres in Florida. This theater gives audiences an unforgettable movie experience with AMC signature recliners, reserved seating, and 3D technology.

Save time by ordering food and drinks online. When you order your movie tickets, you can also select what snacks you would like. The theater will have your order ready for you at the concession stand when you arrive. Choose from movie theater staples like popcorn and candy, or go for a hot meal like hotdogs, pizza, and chicken fingers. Check out MacGuffins bar, where you’ll find hand-crafted cocktails, beer, and wine. If you want a non-alcoholic drink, the theater has a Coca-Cola freestyle system which lets you pick from endless soda options.

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AMC Theatres offer several discounts for different groups like the military, students, and seniors. Sign up for AMC Stubs A-List for $19.95/month to see up to three movies a week. You can also earn free size upgrades for popcorn and soda, waived online ticketing fees, and other exclusive offers.

“The staff is friendly and always cleaning and wearing masks,” one Google reviewer says. “The seating is spaced out. I felt comfortable and safe.”

Check out this AMC Theatre for a welcoming and fun movie experience.

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AMC Tamiami 18

11865 SW 26th St

Miami, FL 33175

View AMC Tamiami 18 movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Miami Movie Theaters: LeJeune Cinemas 6

Owned by Ocean Cinemas, LeJeune Cinemas 6 is located right near the Miami International Airport. With six different screens, the theater shows new releases at great prices.

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If you’re looking to eat some food during your movie, head to the concessions stand. It sells traditional movie theater snacks ranging from popcorn, candy, soda, and other specialties. The theater offers families and movie lovers a chance for unforgettable entertainment without breaking their bank.

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“It’s an immaculately clean and friendly wholesome environment,” one Google reviewer says. “I make it a regular to-do on my calendar.  They don’t disappoint.

LeJeune Cinemas 6

782 NW 42nd Ave #3

Miami, FL 33126

View LeJeune movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Miami Movie Theaters: CMX Cinemas Brickell City Centre

Located in the Brickell City Centre, the CMX Cinema Brickell City Centre promises a fun movie-going time. CMX Cinemas is known for its dine-in feature when watching new releases on the screen. You’ll be sitting in the comfort of leather recliners while enjoying your chosen meal.

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CMX Cinemas offers three different dining options. There’s the normal CMX which has fresh concessions, CMX CinéBistro which has New-American cuisine served to your seat, CMX Market Cinemas which lets you grab your food and go to your seat, and CMX Stone Sports Bar which gives a fun bar experience. This specific theater has fresh concessions you can purchase before heading to your seat.

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If you’re looking to have a private screening CMX offers the chance to rent out an auditorium. Fill out the info on the website. Once you answer all the questions regarding your specific rental request, the theater will contact you on pricing.

Some audiences believe this theater is a hidden gem. One Google reviewer says, “Best kept secret in Brickell? Modern, comfortable, clean with quality food, drinks & amenities!”

Looking for a cheaper movie experience? Head to a matinee and only pay $5 for a movie ticket!

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CMX Cinema Brickell City Center

701 S Miami Ave 4th Floor

Miami, FL 33130

View CMX Cinema Brickell City Centre movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Miami Movie Theaters: CMX CinéBistro Dolphin Mall

Catch a movie on the third floor with CMX CinéBistro when shopping at the Dolphin Mall. Whether you go with family or friends, you’ll have comfortable views with the theater’s stadium seating and IMAX technology. You can catch new releases of various genres ranging from action, comedy, superhero, drama, and thriller.

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With CMX CinéBistro, audiences get chef-crafted cuisine delivered to their seat. You also can pick from their selection of handcrafted cocktails. When making your food order, you can choose your desired meal from your seat with the help of in-theatre waiters. Make sure to arrive 30 minutes before the movie starts to get your food order in. Once the movie begins, the foodservice ends as well.

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If you want to give a loved one the power of movies, CMX Cinemas offers gift cards. When you look online, you can customize the card with how many cards you want and how much money you want to put on a card. These cards will come in email format.

This theater is temporarily closed with no announced return date.

“It’s a very intimate and relaxing experience,” one Google reviewer says. “Seats are comfortable and food and service are excellent at an affordable price. It offers free valet parking with paid entrance.”

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CMX CineBistro Dolphin Mall

11471 NW 12th St,

Miami, FL 33172

View CMX CineBistro Dolphin Mall movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Miami Movie Theaters: IPIC North Miami Beach

IPIC North Miami Beach is a theater known for its upscale service. Established in 2010, IPIC is a premier luxury restaurant and movie theater. The theater screens new releases in the comfort of reclining leather seats.

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Experience an amazing dining experience at the push of a button. The theater’s reclining seats come with a button on the side that offers dine-in-the-dark options. Pick from endless chef-curated masterpieces to have the meal of your dreams. You can also lounge in the theater’s bar and order a specialty cocktail, beer, or wine.

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Have an even better time at the movies by becoming an IPIC member. With this program, you’ll get 10% off all concessions, points for every $1 gained, a free birthday movie ticket, access to exclusive movie events, advance film reservations, and much more!

One Google reviewer says, “It’s a small, cool, boutique-style, safe and extremely clean place that one can enjoy whether watching a movie or just having a drink. It’s my favorite place to watch a movie.”

When you visit this theater, you’ll enjoy an excellent movie with fresh gourmet food and a fun atmosphere.

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IPIC North Miami Beach

3701 NE 163rd St

North Miami Beach, FL 33160

View IPIC North Miami Beach showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Miami Movie Theaters: O Cinema South Beach

Catch the best art-house films’ at Miami’s O Cinema South Beach. The theater is an independent and community-based space that screens several first-run films, programs, and events. According to the cinema’s website, its mission is “to provide intriguing, entertaining, and superior quality films that audiences will otherwise not see in South Florida.”

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The theater shows new releases, classic films, and masterworks to provide the community with engaging and resourceful material. At O Cinema South Beach, you’ll find programs like art films, climate change cinema, Lift Every Voice, Miami Beach Film Society, and Zen and the Arts of Film, among many others.

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When the theater had to shut its doors due to the pandemic, it introduced a virtual theater. Here movie-goers could head to the theater’s website and purchase a new movie to watch from the comfort of their home. Some of the proceeds would go to the theater to help with ticket sales.

“It was a week ago when I visited this place to watch a movie,” one Google reviewer says. “I was really amazed by the ambiance of this place. It was indeed cozy and relaxing.”

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O Cinema South Beach

1130 Washington Ave

Miami Beach, FL 33139

View O Cinema South Beach showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Miami Movie Theaters: Nite Owl Drive-In

Get your fill of nostalgia with downtown Miami’s Nite Owl Drive-In. Founded by actor Nayib Estefan, this drive-in projects 35 mm film and 4K projections in downtown Miami. The drive-in screens old classics and fan favorites alike.

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To get the drive-in experience, movie-goers are asked to park their cars and tune their car radios to 87.9. You can order tickets and concessions online, so you don’t have to stand in line. The drive-in offers movie theater staples like popcorn, candy, soda, and chips.

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If you’re interested in giving your loved ones a movie experience, purchase a Nite Owl Drive-in gift card. Select from various money options ranging from $50-$70. You can have the gift card sent by email or print it out yourself.

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Many customers love the retro feeling of the drive-in with a modern twist. One Google reviewer says, “It’s an incredible roster of classics and modern favorites- Very friendly and courteous staff. Feels good to be back!”

Catch a movie outdoors in Miami’s beautiful weather and get to see crystal clear projections, eat delicious snacks, and listen to loud sounds in the comfort of your own car.

Nite Owl Drive-In

1400 NE 1st Ave

Miami, FL 33132

View Night Owl Drive-In movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

We hope this rundown of some of our favorite Miami movie theaters inspires you to go out and see all of the latest new movies out now in theaters.

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