Colony Theatre

1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, FL 33131

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 11, 2006 at 6:31 am

In the sixties, the Colony was home to THE SOUND OF MUSIC on road show release. On it’s first anniversary, the managers sent the local critic an anniversary cake marking one year since he had written his scathing review of the film.

atlmike
atlmike on September 19, 2005 at 4:28 pm

An odd side-note to all of this: the exterior of the Colony is visible in the 1963 skin flick “Blaze Starr Goes Nudist”. Blaze, weary from working under hot studio lights, goes to a movie to relax. She watches a film about a nudist camp in Homestead (“why that’s just a few miles away”) and immediately decides to become a nudist. As Blaze leaves the theatre, fans crowd around her for her autograph, confirming for Blaze that it’s time to get away for a while and become a nudist. The theatre is clearly the Colony, although I don’t think the marquee is visible. “Blaze Starr Goes Nudist” is one of several early skin-flicks directed by Doris Wishman and filmed in Miami.

moviesmovies
moviesmovies on July 15, 2005 at 3:13 pm

Saw Barbara Cook In Concert here many years ago.

bbin3d
bbin3d on September 22, 2004 at 4:39 pm

I remember seeing GUYS AND DOLLS at this theatre. Shortly before this the theatre had been closed, but many posters were in view for the upcoming attraction of GUYS AND DOLLS which reopened the Colony. At that time the theatre had a much nice facade and marquee. There was a longer entrance before you entered the theatre with framed posters behind glass to show what feature was playing or upcoming. Somehow they must have expanded the lobby area since the entrance area is now very short.

RichardFowler
RichardFowler on February 3, 2003 at 8:51 am

Our company has upgraded the cinema projection system in the performing arts center. The theatre is closed for 9 months in 2003 so that they can build a new stage area to the existing complex.