Biltmore Theater

143 NE 40th Street,
Miami, FL 33137

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This was a moderate-sized neighborhood theater active from 1921 to 1954.

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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on April 5, 2009 at 1:12 pm

The Biltmore opened in 1921 and closed in 1954. It was operated by Wometco from at least 1932.

MayfairMan
MayfairMan on April 21, 2009 at 7:15 am

Got to thinking about the location of the Biltmore which is listed above at 151 NE 40th St. I vaguely remember going there once or twice but couldn’t come up with an image. A look around the street on Google Earth didn’t help. The buildings at that address don’t really reveal much about their earlier form or appearance, which is right in the middle of what has become the Design Center area. Miamiguy’s telephone book listing posted on the Town Theater page lists the address as 151. But I recently uncovered my sister’s membership card in the Mickey Mouse Club at the Biltmore Theater at 143 N.E. 40th Street. My sister was born in 1925 and must have been in the Mickey Mouse Clubwhen she was 10 or so, dating the card to about 1935 . Don’t know if this is important, but wanted to share the info.

gstegger
gstegger on November 13, 2009 at 1:14 pm

The Biltmore was my neighborhood theater when I was growing up in the ‘40’s. It was located in the middle of the block, on the north side of NE 40th Street between NE 1st and NE2nd Aves. On the corner of NE 1st Ave. was a club for Spanish-American War veterans, which later became a branch Post Office.
Being a neighborhood theater, the Biltmore did not show 1st run movies. In those days, first-run movies were only shown in downtown theaters and on Miami Beach during the hotel(Winter) season. Back then, all of Miami Beach closed for the summer, right after Passover/Easter.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 16, 2010 at 9:19 am

This opened on October 4th, 1921. ad is at View link (you may have to pan to the next page.)

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