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Tower Theater

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::  Tower Theater
1508 SW 8 Avenue
Year Built: 1926
Architect: Robert Law Weed
Date Designated: May 7, 2013

The Tower Theater was built in the Miami land boom era (1920s) when the southwest area of the City was developed into suburban neighborhoods; followed by the Tamiami Trail construction which became a main commercial corridor along with Flagler Street. The Tower Theater went through a total renovation in 1931, becoming a landmark in the neighborhood which was transformed into a Cuban enclave after the Cuban Revolution. Little Havana (as the neighborhood became known) was the destination for many Cuban exiles who learned English watching movies with Spanish subtitles at the Tower Theater, and for many, it was also an introduction to American culture.

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