Loew's Westchester

Westchester Shopping Center,
Miami, FL

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Loew’s was so proud of this new theatre that they featured it in the company’s 1966 annual report. It was scheduled to open in “early 1967” and was “located in the Westchester Shopping Center, which serves both Miami and Coral Gables”.

The report contains a rendering by architect Drew Eberson of the new theatre’s exterior.

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Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on July 9, 2007 at 6:53 pm

This theatre is now a bunch of stores. I am surprised that it closed. Westchester is a pretty busy area. We moved there in 1973. As a teen in high school we went to that theatre many times. The Westchester and the old Coral Way Drive In were hangouts, of course after the movies, we all went to Lums! I graduated from Coral Park back in 76. This was the time when this theatre was at it’s prime, it was a Loews.

After 1980 a lot of things changed in Miami, so I am not surprised that the theatre is now a store. Most of the theatres in Miami are now stores. All the great ones are gone, which is a total shame.

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on October 20, 2008 at 11:01 pm

I was at this location just this week. The theatre building is now an Office Depot.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 17, 2010 at 5:05 pm

February 17, 1967 grand opening ad is at View link

alpca7566
alpca7566 on February 23, 2010 at 1:37 pm

I worked there from the summer of 1969 thru the end of 1971 as an usher/doorman. Our Manager was Homer “Butch” Payack. We showed Easy Rider for about 5 months, had a chopper in the lobby. For Paint your Wagon, a covered wagon in the circle. Planet of the Apes we wore ape masks. The killer was Love Story, drove me insane. Notables coming in while I worked the door where Larry King, Burl Ives, and Bob Griese.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 28, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Too bad Sam I used to work for LOEWS too in Nashville,Tennessee in the late 70,s early 80,s.Marcus Loew had it going on!

dradioz
dradioz on May 11, 2010 at 5:58 pm

The theater was originally one screen. It later was later comverted into two screens. 1 big and one small. It was the end of an era when it was torn down. I was raised in Westchester and remember it being built. The location now has two retail stores in it’s place

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on May 30, 2011 at 6:44 pm

The Address was 8549 CORAL WAY, 33155

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on October 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

This closed in 1989.

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