Seminole Theatre - Current Events

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OUR OBJECTIVES 

  Generate

 

  Enhance

 

  Manage

 

  Sustain

the necessary resources from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies to carry out our mission

 the Theatre's architectural history and community contribution through asthetic embelishments

 resources by providing ACCESS TO THE ARTS at the Seminole Theatre for supporting a variety of community and educational programs through development and sponsorship

 resources by recognizing and celebrating our donors and volunteers through special events, to engage their continued passion and support

The Road We All Traveled

Five years after Hurricane Andrew destroyed a large part of the historic art deco Seminole Theatre, known to the community as the movie house, the owner of a local Montessori school had the persistent idea to put the theatre back together.

 

Recruiting a local architect, along with two Montessori parents and a group of community volunteers, The Seminole Theatre Group was formed and the restoration effort began. A collaborative direction unfolded and soon thereafter contact was made with a known theatre architect in Sarasota, Florida. The vision to create a theatre to provide a venue for the performing arts, community events, and arts education was brought to life.

 

Major funding would be needed to complete the project and in 1997 a public/private partnership was formed between the City of Homestead and the Seminole Cultural Arts Theatre, Inc.  (The Seminole Theatre Group) to work together to raise needed funds to complete the project.

 

Action was next. Plans were drawn, permits were issued, and the demolition began. The donated replica for the Marquee arrived and was installed in 2002. The redesigned theatre included constructing the south building to house the rehearsal/ education spaces and dressing rooms. A 62’ fly tower was added to the stage house. The north wall was expanded for extra space including the patio area. 

 

Years in the making, the expanded exterior was finished. Thanks to the hard work of so many, and with the completion of the project by the City of Homestead, the vision has been realized.

The Seminole Theatre is the premiere performing arts center of Homestead, Florida. Providing a creative hub of theater, music, dance and education in south Dade county. Their mission is to make the live performing arts accessible to the diverse community of the greater Homestead region and to attract established and emerging artists of excellence locally, nationally, and internationally.

In 1916, the Airdome Theatre in Miami, built in 1912 at 174 E. Flagler St., was dismantled, put on a train and hauled to Homestead. It was rebuilt and placed on Old Dixie Highway, east of Krome Avenue, and was renamed the Homestead Garden Theatre. In 1919, the building was renamed the Seminole Theatre. Now affectionately known to all locals as the Historic Seminole Theatre - the cultural hub of Homestead.