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Coral Gables Art Cinema opens this Friday

The Friday, October 15 serves as a special opening fundraising event for the new Coral Gables Art Cinema, with screenings of the film Freakonomics at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and a reception at 9 p.m. that those with tickets for either show can attend.

Tickets for these screenings cost $100 and can be purchased in advance on the cinema’s website or by phone at 786-385-9689. The Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon Avenue in Downtown Coral Gables.

The first film at the Coral Gables Art Cinema will be the Florida premiere of Freakonomics, based on the bestselling book of the same name that explores “the hidden side of everything.”

Freakonomics will play for two full weeks with regularly priced screenings under $10, varying for adults, students, seniors, children and members.

The Coral Gables Art Cinema is also partnering with other film organizations to provide Coral Gables residents and visitors with the best of world-class cinematography. The Ninth Edition of the Miami Short Film Festival has chosen the Coral Gables Art Cinema as its main venue.

From November 13 through November 20, short films (between one to 30 minutes in length) from more than 30 countries, including Australia, Iran, Japan, Mexico and Argentina, will be showcased nightly in two blocks of time from 6:45-8 p.m. and from 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 or $50 for VIP passes to enjoy the entire festival. For more information,

For a full cinema schedule and ticket purchase options, plus news on upcoming film programs, check movie listings, or visit the cinema’s website or call them for more information. Annual memberships are available that provide a range of discounts and benefits, and help support the cinema.