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Oaks 6 had a habit of playing adult films during the AMC Midnite Movie Express heyday of the early to mid-80’s. Unsure if these were soft or hard versions. Curious to know if they were XXX cuts. Hardcore at the mall? Only in the 80’s.
163rd circa 1961
Not sure if I missed a mention going through the previous comments but according to Wikipedia, the theater scene in THE LAST DRAGON (1985) was filmed at the Victory.
This is an incredible find! Thanks for sharing!
Added an ad in photos from The Miami News from July 19, 1986 for the Shanghai Theater, located at The Strand address.
The Golden Glades Drive-In closed on March 14, 1981. It’s final features were FROM NOON TILL THREE with THE STRANGER RETURNS and I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE with POINT OF TERROR.
3 Miami Herald photographs from February 1985 article here. Includes photo of projection booth.
AMERICA TRIPLE AD 6/24/1983
The America was up in running in 1983 according to an ad I found and the theater seemed to be owned by the same people who owned the Trianon and the Midway at the time.
Tim League, Owner of The Alamo Drafthouse brand, weighs in here.
Shriek Of The Mutilated?
That link takes you to American Classic Images which sells prints of these photos. That site was a boon to many of us here as they have photos of old movies from across the nation. You can search whatever city/state you want there. Found a bunch of old Miami theaters.
Unfortunately, the Dragonfly and it’s last incarnation, the Reel House Cinema and Draft is closed.
I recently saw “The Expendables” with DBOX.
Nobody’s missing anything. Except me. $8 extra dollars on a $7 matinee ticket.
The Dobie to close this Sunday. Very sad news.
Currently watching the first ever episode of THE ROCKFORD FILES on the Season 1 set and James Garner stops there during one night scene. You get to see the outside lit up and the inside as well.
July 1976 Miami News article on the Old Tyme here.
August 1985 Miami News article on Leroy Griffith re-opening the Atlas as an adult theater here.
May 1980 Miami News Article on the closing of the Flamingo here.
March 1981 Miami News article with Nat Chediak about the Shores here.
Scratch that. October 1980, not May.
May 1980 Miami News article on the closing of The Rio here.
1965 pic of the Plaza here.
1985 Miami News article on the Tower’s original closing.
1973 Miami News article on closing of the Capitol
Go to Page 3.
Recently took in a 35mm screening of 1970’s Miami/Fort Lauderdale lensed DARKER THAN AMBER and during a pivotal scene (don’t want to spoil it for anyone), you can see the Shores marquee advertising MIDNIGHT COWBOY.