Cinema Paradiso

Robin Hill

Since last summer's launch of the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project, in which a talented crew of commissioned artists began painting walls along a three-block stretch of the city, downtown Hollywood has garnered a lot of buzz as a rising cultural district.

So far the mural project, led by the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), has unveiled a new and fresh mural each month by a different artist during the city's artwalk, held on the third Saturday of every month.

Downtown Hollywood hasn’t had a movie theater since 1996.

But that will all change when Fort Lauderdale art house Cinema Paradiso opens a second location later this year on Hollywood Boulevard.

While downtown Hollywood is home to a bustling entertainment scene along Young Circle and neighboring streets, the area hasn’t offered a proper cinema in 17 years. 

Fort Lauderdale Native Premieres Film At FLIFF

Nov 9, 2012
courtesy: Rod Goodman

Methamphetamine addiction came into the spotlight recently with the TV show, Breaking Bad. Now, a Fort Lauderdale native is returning to his hometown to premiere his first film about the subject. 

The movie, Junction, premieres at Cinema Paradiso, as part of the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. It’s a gritty portrayal of methamphetamine addicts who unravel before our eyes.