Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts hosts a wide variety of events, including Broadway shows, philharmonic orchestras, the Florida Grand Opera, the Gold Coast Jazz Society and the Miami City Ballet, just to name a few. Established in 1991, it encompasses 5.5 acres (2.22 hectares) of space. The Abdo New River Room, Au-Rene Theater and Amaturo Theater are the three stages within this performing arts center.
Cinema Paradiso is a non-profit organization and independent arthouse that showcases excellent films from around the world. With its art digital projection and comfortable stadium-style seating, the movie-watching experience is heightened. In order to make the experience more enjoyable, they offer a selection of staple movie food and beer and wine to go with it. From lighthearted stories to dark thrillers, the screening of non-conventional cinema is a tribute to this art form and the out-of-the-box movies entertain you and make you reflect at the same time. Check out the schedule on their website in order to catch some exciting and interesting movies.
With a backdrop of water and the view of the stars twinkling above, the Hollywood Beach Theatre certainly offers an unique stage setting. This open-air venue by the sea features entertaining and cultural events on a regular basis. Concerts and festivals are held here, including the Turkish Festival, Candy Cane Parade, and the Hollywood Beach Latin Festival. With a capacity to hold 500 guests, this theater certainly offers an amazing experience to its visitors.
The beautiful ArtsPark at Young Circle adorns the neighborhood of Downtown Hollywood, which was built as a means for entertainment, recreational and leisure activities for the one and all. Created in 2007 and spreading across 10 acres, ArtsPark comprises of various attractions like a water feature, sculptures, playgrounds, water fountains and a picturesque promenade. Frequented mostly by youngsters and children, the playground and the interactive water fountain are among the busiest attractions of the park. Besides, the park also includes various demonstrations by street artists that include magicians, puppeteers, comics, storytelling, dancers, etc. Exhibitions, festivals, and concerts are part of the majority of group activities that takes place inside the park. A perfect place for a picnic with family amidst the serene and artistic surrounding of ArtsPark at Young Circle. Call for more information.
Located at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hard Rock Live is one of Hollywood's most sought-after entertainment destinations. Apart from hosting live performances by the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Brian McKnight, Bonnie Raitt, ZZ Top, and Beres Hammond, Hard Rock Live is also known for its stand-up comedy shows featuring world-famous performers like Craig Ferguson, Trever Noah, Jerry Seinfeld, The Impractical Jokers, and George Lopez, among many others. The venue is massive and boasts state-of-the-art sound and light systems that ensure every seat in the house is a great one.
Comfortably housed in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, the Seminole Hard Rock Casino is definitely one of the most popular in Fort Lauderdale that features over 2000 modern slot machines, 100 game tables, 40 high stake poker tables and numerous high-limit slot table cabins. Guests can also book VIP lounges if they wish to enjoy their games in complete exclusivity while listening to great rock anthems playing in the background.
This cineplex has four screens for your viewing pleasure. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please see their website.
Since its inception, Empire Stage has been dishing out some of the most iconic shows and performances the city has seen. Owned and run by a group of artists, this theater is one of the flag-bearers for local performers, artists and the arts. Committed to inspiring audiences with dynamic theatrical productions, the theater plays host to a number of original and reproduced shows. From drama, comedies and tragedies, to musicals, contemporary stage shows and classics; entertainment and inspiration comes in many forms at the Empire Stage.
If you are looking for a night's live entertainment, you can hardly do better than Parker Playhouse when in Fort Lauderdale. Comedies, tragedies, musicals and more are performed on Parker Playhouse's stage. At this 1167-capacity theater established in 1967, you can catch anything from Charlotte's Web to The Nutcracker.
Get together with friends for a pint of beer at Original Fat Cat's. An evening here is well spent with over 76 varieties of bottled and tap beer to choose from along with some delicious appetizers and snacks. The night gets livelier with performances by local artists.
Located at the Museum of Discovery and Science, AutoNation IMAX Theater has stadium seating and a five-story-high screen for your viewing pleasure. Seated in the sloping seats, audiences are placed close to the screen, resulting in a larger-than-life movie-watching experience. Sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information, please see their website.