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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.


SCATI is organized as a non-profit corporation for the purpose of carrying on charitable, literary, cultural, and educational efforts within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is not organized for pecuniary gain or profit to its officers, directors or donors within the purposes and restrictions contained in its Articles of Incorporation. The corporate mission is to raise funds to support the development of programs and related events and to support the operation of the historic Seminole Theatre in Homestead, Florida.









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

the Theatre's architectural history and community contribution through aesthetic embellishments

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 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.
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