Top 5 most popular filming locations in Miami
by journalist at large Alex Alvarez.
There is no question that Miami Florida is not only a tourist destination, but also a
tropical back drop for motion pictures going all the way back to the days of silent
film. In recent years it has been a location for to numerous TV shows from Miami
vice to bloodlines to burn notice. Below I will list Some of Miamis premier locations
used since the invention of the motion picture.
A famed location starting all the way back in the 30’s Miami beach has been host to
decades of Miami film and TV production. It has been featured in films like the
notorious Scarface, the birdcage and bad boys 2. Not only does it have serene
beaches it has its unique art deco aesthetic but it also boasts luxury hotels and posh
world famous nightclubs.
Key Biscayne (Rickenbacker Causeway)
Under the Rickenbacker is a gritty location used in numerous films and television
series. Night or day it features the bay and a beautiful view of Brickell I find its best
shot especially at night when you can feature the city lights.
Once considered a ghetto the now gentrified and mostly remodeled Wynwood with
its murals, galleries and bars. Has been a go to local for music videos, reality TV and
The Florida Everglades
Although not technically Miami/Dade County countless productions have come to
town just for its natural beauty swampland look. All sorts of productions from
natgeo nature documentaries to The Glades to Untamed fury have used its pristine
bayou landscape as a setting for their productions. The everglades is also home to
an air force base with 3 hangers which have been used as studios and as airports
sets in the past.
If a latin culture and flavor is what a production seeks little Havana is Miami’s own
slice of Cuba, once an excusively Cuban are in recent years calle 8 has become a
more diverse some Key locations for content creators are the domino park the
numerous tobacco and cigar shops. the calle ocho or little Havana area is lively with
music venues and restaurants. Little Havana is also home to the historic tower
theater a latin centric art house theater in the heart of Little Havana.