Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

HistoryMiami

Now that the Oscars are over, let’s take a look back at how people used to watch movies in South Florida: in ornate theaters with lit marquees and plush seats.

These historic movie palaces have become an endangered species in the region.

The Miami Herald’s Howard Cohen grew up watching movies in many of these iconic theaters and writes about them in the Miami Herald.

Christine DiMattei

At Muvico Broward 18 – better known as “Muvico Pompano” -- there's a red carpet rolled out in front of Cinema 6.   Inside, the projectionist is running "Edge of Salvation," a new film by Los Angeles-based director Luciano Saber.

"Actually, my publicist suggested it because she had opened another movie here,” says Saber.  “So I said, 'Alright, let's do it in Pompano Beach, Florida.  Why not?' "

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.