3033 NW 7th Avenue,
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The orginal name of this theatre was the Strand Theatre when it opened on September 18, 1915 with Viola Allen in “The White Sister”. In 1926 it became the 7th Avenue Theatre, then on November 23, 1938, reverted back to the Strand Theatre name when it was taken over by Wometco Theatres and reopened with The Ritz Brothers in “Straight Place and Show”.
On July 2, 1968 it was renamed Strand Art Theatre, an adult theatre, and then it was called the Sun-Sun Cinema, which I believe showed martial arts movies, the the Shanghai Theatre. For a short period prior to closing, it reverted back to the Strand Theatre name. The theatre is now used a church.
This theatre was the typical theatre seen in Miami throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s. The entrance of the Strand Theatre looked a lot like the old Town Theatre in downtown Miami. On the outside neon lights decorated the theater marquee, and dead center were the words “Always 2 Features”.
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