Boulevard Theatre

7770 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, FL 33138

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Former Boulevard Theatre

The Boulevard Theatre opened on November 21, 1940 with Bing Crosby in “Rhythm on the River”. It was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. under their subsidiary of S.H. Lynch.

The 1950 F.D.Y. gives the seating capacity and the address given here for the Boulevard Theatre as a single screen. In the 1960’s it was operated by ABC Florida State Theatres.

On October 16, 1970 it was renamed Pussycat Theatre screening the Miami Adult Film Festival. In 1973 it was twinned and was renamed Pussycat Theatre and Kitty Kat Theatre from October 6, 1973. The 1977 edition of Bob Damron’s Address Book (A gay guide book) shows a ‘gay male’ porno cinema operating at this address named the Kitty Kat Theatre. It later went back to ‘straight’ porno movies and was renamed Pussycat 2 Theatre.

In 2009, the building operated as a nightclub, named Black Gold then Wonderland at the Boulevard. By May 2015 it was a strip club named Solid Gold. It became a successful gay nightclub named Boulevard in early-2018. It was closed on January 1, 2020 following the lease being puchased by a retail outlet.

Contributed by KenRoe

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 31, 2009 at 11:00 pm

The Boulevard operated from 1940-1970 at which time it became the Pussycat.

The Kitty Kat appeared in 1973 and became known as the Pussycat-2 in 1975.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 13, 2009 at 6:28 am

Although I am not positive, this may have been the Boulevard.
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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm

The Boulevard was being outfitted in mid-1940. The July 6 issue of Boxoffice listed drapes and carpets for the Boulevard among the equipment ordered for various theaters from the Wil-Kin Theatre Supply Co. of Atlanta.

S.A. Lynch, a regional partner of Paramount Theatres, was building the Boulevard, according to another item in the same issue of Boxoffice. The new house was expected to be open later that month.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 25, 2010 at 7:45 am

A four month delay in the expected opening date is pretty drastic, especially in the pre-war period when labor and materials shortages were not yet a problem. I wonder what happened? It wasn’t even a bad hurricane season.

The article does name the architects of the Boulevard as Weed & Reeder (Robert Law Weed and Edwin T. Reeder.)

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 25, 2010 at 9:03 am

It appears the Coral opened shortly after, also with major delays. The problem may have been at Paramount Theatres.

tzwicky
tzwicky on May 21, 2013 at 7:56 pm

The last film I can recall seeing at this theatre was “The Longest Day.” It was someone’s birthday, and we all spent the day.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 25, 2020 at 1:47 pm

The Boulevard theatre opened on November 21st, 1940. Grand opening ad reposted with a better quality image.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 29, 2020 at 2:37 pm

Reopened on October 16th, 1970 as Pussycat. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 1, 2020 at 2:06 pm

Kitty-Cat opened on October 6th, 1973. Small ad posted.

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