O Cinema

90 NW 29 Street,
Miami, FL 33127

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The new mural in front of O Cinema

O Cinema is a cutting-edge independent cinema located in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, that specialized in showing first-run independent, foreign, & art films. Aside from its auditorium, it also housed the gallery of Brazilian visual artist Henrique Souza, the L Boutique, a white space gallery, and a courtyard. It was closed on March 3, 2019. It was demolished by March 2020.

Contributed by Kareem Tabsch

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David_Schneider on September 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm

O no, the original O Cinema will be closing in the Spring of 2019 as the property will be redeveloped into apartments:

Miami Herald article:


Miami New Times article:


Make a visit before you can’t.

For me O Cinema was almost the only reason to visit the Wynwood neighborhood because I am not a hipster.

There are hints that the O Cinema folks will open something new somewhere but no announcement yet. (Meanwhile the Miami Beach branch continues.)

Btw, I thought there was a different Cinema Treasures page for O Cinema Wynwood a few years ago with a few minor comments and some different photos, but that one seems to be gone and replaced by this one, or I might be misremembering?

David_Schneider on December 9, 2018 at 11:26 am

Miami Herald op-ed on December 7, 2018 by Kareem Tabsch, Co-director of O Cinema, about the fate of this location, changes to the Wynwood neighborhood, the relationship of the arts to quality of life, and the importance of property ownership to the continuation of arts organizations:

“O Cinema Latest to Exit Wynwood, Prove Miami Must Prioritize Space for the Arts”

He says the Knight Foundation has pledged to “help O Cinema create South Florida’s first independent film center by supporting the cinema’s purchase and renovation of a permanent home…”

I enjoyed hearing that other people also feel that “Wynwood is over” with the coming departure of O Cinema, like I alluded to in my previous comment. :)

David_Schneider on March 9, 2019 at 1:31 pm

The Wynwood branch of O Cinema has closed.

On Sunday March 3rd, its final day, I made my last visit seeing “CatVideoFest 2019”, and to mentally say “goodbye”.

davidcoppock on March 12, 2019 at 7:33 pm

Is the o in the name short for another name?

David_Schneider on August 5, 2019 at 2:01 pm

Miami New Times article from August 5th, 2019 about O Cinema having taken over operations of the Miami Beach Cinematheque:

“O Cinema Cofounder Kareem Tabsch on Expanding to South Beach After Leaving Wynwood”

David_Schneider on December 3, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Miami Herald article from October 16th, 2019 about the O Cinema folks holding screenings at venues around the Wynwood neighborhood in response to locals who miss their movie theater:

O Cinema is Returning to Wynwood — But In a Radically Different Model

David_Schneider on May 17, 2021 at 10:21 am

Google Street View images show the building that had housed O Cinema was demolished by March 2020.

Wynwood Green apartments are being constructed on the site.

David_Schneider on January 17, 2022 at 11:52 am

Although it does not mention O Cinema, this Miami New Times article from October 5, 2021 describes the history of the changes to the Wynwood neighborhood that may have led to the cinema’s closure and the demolition of the building:

“Gentrification Complete: Will Wynwood’s Progress Be Its Downfall?”

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