Palm Springs Twin One & Two

419 W. 49th Street,
Hialeah, FL 33012

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Palm Springs Twin One & Two

This theatre was located in the Palm Springs Mile Shopping Center on W. 49th Street at Red Road in Hialeah. It opened on December 21, 1962 with Jerry Lewis in “It’s Only Money” and was operated by Wometco Theatres and had a seating capacity of 1,200 in its single screen. All seats were on a single floor. It was twinned in November 1973.

The last movie I saw there was “Scarface” in 1981, and the first movie I saw there was the first “Batman” motion picture with Adam West back in the mid-1960’s.

This theatre was closed on June 17, 1990. I still haven’t figured out why it is closed, this theatre always had good movies and lots of business. I never saw it empty.

Contributed by Louis Jimenez

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 7, 2008 at 11:03 am

The address was 419 West 49th Street.

WayBackWhen2008
WayBackWhen2008 on September 4, 2008 at 10:20 pm

Does anyone have pictures of the theatre

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 18, 2010 at 7:44 am

The Palm Springs Theatre was featured in an article in Boxoffice of October 21, 1963. There are a few photos.

The full professional name of the architect of the Palm Springs Theatre was A. Herbert Mathes. He designed many theaters for Wometco during this period, and was also a well-known Miami hotel architect.

jdoc001
jdoc001 on May 16, 2013 at 11:25 pm

the theater eventually closed due to the united artists movie theater opening up a few blocks west of it back in 1996. the theater is now a private clinic.

brucehirsh
brucehirsh on September 12, 2014 at 7:44 pm

The Palm Springs Theatre (And that’s how Wometco spelled it) was twinned either on Nov. 30 or Dec. 1, 1973.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 16, 2016 at 8:01 pm

Linkrot repair: The October 21, 1963, Boxoffice article about Wometco’s new Palm Springs Theatre can now be found online at this link (embiggen with + icon in toolbar at bottom, scroll down for second page with two additional photos.)

rivest266
rivest266 on February 1, 2020 at 2:48 pm

No grand opening ad found for the Palm Springs Twin.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 1, 2020 at 3:10 pm

rivest, the closest thing to an opening ad for the twin is in the November 21, 1973 Miami Herald, with SALTY the seal and his trainer appearing in person.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 4, 2020 at 3:28 pm

Thanks, Al. Wometco did not spend any money on a grand opening ad.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on April 3, 2021 at 1:07 pm

Appears to have closed as a discount sub-run for Wometco on June 17, 1990 after showing of “Driving Miss Daisy” and “The First Power.”

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