Met Square developer MDM signed an agreement with Dade County in November 2012 for construction of the Met Square project that will contain 570 hotel rooms, 1,700 seat indoor theater, 41,000 sq. ft restaurant.
MDM completed construction of Met 2 in 2010 directly across the street with 343 hotel rooms. After this began construction building Met 3 which will contain a Whole Foods market. Metropolitan Miami developer MDM reached a deal to anchor its Met Square mixed-use project with a 12- screen movie complex.
The movie theater is slated to open toward the end of 2014/early 2015.
The cinemas, which will cover 55,000 square feet, will be operated by Silverspot, one of the largest cinema operators in South America.
The Silverspot theater include a full kitchen, a bar serving wine and beer and a lounge area. The theater is similar to a Silverspot theater at the Mercato Strada Circle complex in Naples, which features independent, foreign and 3-D films, along with typical Hollywood fare.
Met Square is to be the third component of Metropolitan Miami, also called the Met. Met 1 is a 40-story, 447-unit residential tower that is «almost fully occupied,”. The Wells Fargo Financial Center, formerly known as Met 2, includes a 47-story, 750,000-square-foot office tower and an adjacent 41-story Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami.
The Met is located at 333 and 345 Avenue of the Americas (Southeast Second Avenue) in downtown Miami. A movie theater would complement a rapidly growing Miami central business district.
More than 23,000 condos have been built over the past years in downtown and Brickell, areas that were once filled with office buildings but which lacked infrastructure to serve residents.
The theater is «a much-desired amenity for area residents,» said Alyce Robertson, executive director of the Miami Downtown Development Authority.