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Alicia Silverstone

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MIAMI LIVING 117 ML SELECTS The movie industry is one that allows us to escape the realities of our own life and revel in someone else's story for a couple of hours. It's a time to sit back, relax, chow down on some junk food, and enjoy a show. Here's a list of some great theaters to keep you entertained. LOCATION HOURS | ADMISSION DESCRIPTION BILL COSFORD CINEMA MIAMI 1111 Memorial Dr. | Coral Gables (305) 284-4861 | University of Miami's boasts a state-of-the-art theater, named after the late Bill Cosford, a former professor at UM's film program, he also was a film critic and arts writer for the Miami Herald. The theater shows instructional and exhibition programs, in addition to foreign, student movies, and blockbusters of today. Show times vary. If you're not a student, it's $6. FILMIAMI 2700 S. Bayshore Dr. | Coconut Grove (305) 860-3823 | If you want to find out more about the film industry, check out Filmiami. Serving as a liaison to the public for the Greater Miami Film Offices, it's possible to find a job through them. Miami is a hot spot to film movies and television and you can be a part of it. Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm GENART 420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 340 | Miami Beach (305) 695-8200 | Promoting arts, fashion, music and film, this nationwide organization hosts a number of great events throughout the year. Miamians can attend advance showing parties and small festivals. Visit website or call for upcoming events, times, and prices. LION VIDEO 921 NE 79th St. | Miami 1524 Ponce de Leon | Coral Gables (305) 442-6080 Boasting the largest collection of foreign films in South Florida, Lion's Video has been awarded "Best Video Store" on numerous occasions. Visit their website to check out what's ranked as the Best Foreign Films, then make your way down here to pick it up. Sunday-Thursday: 10am-10pm. Friday & Saturday: 10am-12am. Rentals: $4. MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE 512 Espanola Way | Miami Beach (305) 673-4567 | Home to the Miami Beach Film Society, this theater is quite cozy. The MB Film Society is all about saving the arts and culture in Miami, which is why they're the hosts of screenings, Oscar parties, and aid in bringing large festivals, such as the Miami International Film Festival and the Brazilian Film Festival to the area. See website or call for event schedule, show times, and prices. MIAMI MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND PLANETARIUM 3280 S. Miami Ave. | Miami (305) 646-4200 | Opened in 1966, this planetarium was the host to Jack Horkheimer's Star Gazer, the world's first and only weekly TV show on naked eye astronomy. See some of their daily shows, like "World in Motion" and "How to find Stars and Planets of the Month." With a 65-foot diameter domed projection screen and seating for 231 people, you can view entertaining and educational programs. The SPITZ "Space Transit Planetarium" star projector is capable of accurately reproducing the stars and planets as seen from anywhere on Earth at any time during the year. Open daily: 10am-6pm. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors and children 3-12 is still $3. NEW CONCEPT VIDEO 1671 Meridian Ave. | Miami Beach (305) 674-1113 | Locals have come to know that this is the store for independent, gay & lesbian, documentaries, and pornographic films. They carry a wide selection-- stop in and check 'em out. Monday-Saturday: 10am-12am. Sundays: 11am-12am. DVD rentals are $4.25. SUNRISE CINEMAS 3701 NE 163rd St. | North Miami Beach (305) 949-0064 | One of a few remaining independent theaters in the country, Sunrise Cinemas has 8 screens, comfortable seating, and state-of-the-art sound. In addition to the hyped-mainstream movies, you'll find foreign and independent films shown here. Show times and films vary. Adults: $8.75. Students: $7.75. Children: $6. Seniors (62+): $7.25. All matinees before 6pm $7.25. TOWER THEATRE 1508 SW 8th St. | Miami (305) 642-1264 An Art Deco landmark from 1925, Tower Theatre was recently renovated to cultivate art, film and other cultural achievements of Miami's minority communities. The Calle Ocho theatre hosts a number of local film festivals, local artist's exhibitions, and premieres by local directors. Call for show times and ticket prices. Film CINÉBISTRO AT DOLPHIN MALL 11471 NW 12 St. Suite E615 | Miami, FL 33172 | (305) 455-7373 CinéBistro, Cobb Theatres' extraordinary premium movie theatre and dining experience is changing the way adults watch movies, create romantic moments, eat and socialize. CinéBistro allows its customers to enjoy the splendor of watching a movie in their own specially reserved, ultra-luxurious high back leather rocking chair, eat a sumptuous gourmet meal served in their seat, sip premium cocktails and fine wine, and then retire to the terrace for coffee and dessert. Monday-Friday: Open 4pm First movie 4:30. Saturday-Sunday & holidays Open at 11:30am for first movie 12pm. Admission Monday - Thursday $12.50. Friday-Sunday & holidays $14.50 per ticket. Matinees when applicable (before 4pm) $10.00 per ticket

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