One year left for Lincoln Theatre
posted by sporridge on February 2, 2010 at 10:50 am
MIAMI, FL — Miami Beach’s Lincoln Theatre is on track to mark its 75th anniversary as… shops and restaurants.
A business brief in The Miami Herald (1/26/10) states that representatives of Savitar Realty Advisors is scheduled to close on the property next week. The New World Symphony, owners and tenants of the Lincoln for the past 20 years, will relocate to their newly constructed symphony hall nearby (designed by Frank Gehry).
Symphony performances will continue at the Lincoln for another year. This will leave the Colony as the sole vintage movie theater on South Beach still active as a performing arts venue.
Full article (probably for a limited time) in the Miami Herald.
Momentarily forgot about the Byron Carlyle, but that twin theatre opened in the late 1960s:
Isn’t the Cameo still doing rock events? What is the Cinema Casino these days?
Cameo’s apparently more a DJ-driven nightclub now, one of the four Crobars (others being in Buenos Aires, Chicago, and Lebanon). A glance at their Website seems to play up both the Crobar and Cameo identities. Although I enjoyed seeing David Byrne and Peter Murphy there back in the day, it was far from “vintage” at the time (but with great lighting effects, casting Murphy’s Nosferatu-like shadows on the walls).
On an address lookup, Cinema Casino’s still the Mansion.
The Cameo is now operated by the Opium Group, the same nightclub management company that runs Mansion (Cinema Casino) and Set (Flamingo Theater).
Opium Group is a first-rate company, so this should at least insure that these theaters will continue to operate as nightclubs and won’t fall victim to developers cutting them up for retail or office space. (I hope)