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Fort Lauderdale Performing ArtsBroward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave. is in the 22-block Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, which is where to eat and hang out. Highlights include ballet, opera, Broadway shows, children's theater and concerts; phone (954) 522-5334 or (954) 462-0222.

Parker Playhouse, in Holiday Park at US 1 and N.E. Eighth Street, offers Broadway shows; phone (954) 462-0222.

War Memorial Auditorium, at 800 N.E. Eighth St. in Holiday Park, seats 2,100 people. Plays, concerts, sports events and exhibitions are what to do throughout the year; phone (954) 828-5380.

Broward County supports an opera company and ballet, as well as other dance and musical programs. For performance information or things to do, contact the Cultural Division, (954) 357-7457.

Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, 3800 N.W. 11th Pl. in Lauderhill, is a 1,143-seat venue for music, theater and dance performances and includes an art gallery; phone (954) 777-2055.

Foreign and Independent Films in Fort Lauderdale

Housed in a former church, Savor Cinema - Fort Lauderdale (formerly Cinema Paradiso), 503 S.E. 6th St., shows a mix of foreign and independent films in addition to revivals of old classics; phone (954) 525-3456.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Travel Information

City Population



7 ft.

Sales Tax

The sales tax in Broward County is 6 percent. A tourist development tax of 5 percent is levied on rental accommodations.



Police (non-emergency)

(954) 828-5700; Sheriff (954) 764-4357

Fire (non-emergency)

(954) 828-6800

Time and Temperature

(954) 748-4444


Broward Health Imperial Point, (954) 776-8500; Broward Health Medical Center, (954) 355-4400; Holy Cross Hospital, (954) 771-8000.

Visitor Information

512 N.E. 3rd Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Phone:(954)462-6000

Air Travel

Airline tickets, information on flight reservations and flights are available at

Rental Cars

Hertz, at the airport, offers discounts to AAA members; phone (954) 764-1199 or (800) 654-3080.

Rail Service

The Amtrak station is at 200 S.W. 21st Terr. For trip information and reservations phone (800) 872-7245.


The bus terminal serving the destination is Greyhound Lines Inc., 515 N.E. 3rd St.; phone (954) 764-6551.


Cabs are plentiful. Fares are metered and are $4.50 for the first mile and $2.40 for each additional mile (plus 40c per minute during stops). The largest company is Yellow Cab, (954) 565-5400 or (954) 777-7777.

Public Transportation

Broward County Transit, (954) 357-8400, provides transportation to all sections of Fort Lauderdale and its outlying areas. Buses also are available between the downtown area and the beach. Sun Trolley offers many routes that service the downtown and beach areas; for information phone (954) 761-3543.

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