Grand Re-Opening of Historic Tower Theater
Grand re-opening of MDC's Tower Theater, the classic 1926 movie house that is one of Miami's oldest cultural landmarks, with a mid-season Festival, “MIFFecito.”
To celebrate, MiamiFF has created MIFFecito, a four-day event set for October 16 - 19, 2014, to be held exclusively at MDC’s Tower Theater. MIFFecito will distill the annual MIFF experience of the best of world cinema, into a concentrated weekend of 8 to 10 international, North American, US and Florida red-carpet premieres accompanied by in-person appearances by visiting filmmakers and stars, as well as parties and additional social events.
“Following the overwhelming success of our 31st annual edition this past March, common refrains from Miami movie lovers were laments about the long wait until next year’s Miami International Film Festival,” said MiamiFF executive director Jaie Laplante. “Just as Miami’s beloved ‘cafecito’ culture is an enduring part of life in the Magic City, so too will ‘MIFFecito’ provide the perfect teaser taste to next year’s 32nd edition running March 6-15, 2015.”
The MIFFecito program will be announced in early September.
Thousands of guests attended the 31st annual Festival, which screened 97 feature films and 44 short films from 39 countries. For more information, please visit miamifilmfestival.com or call 305-237-FILM (3456).
The Tower Theater was recognized by USA Today as “one of the 10 great places to see a movie in splendor” in the newspaper's round-up of the best old-fashioned movie palaces in America.
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