Cineluxe Theater

850 Ives Dairy Road,
North Miami, FL 33179

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

| Street View

This was once the flagship theater for Movico when it opened in 1986. It was designed with a ‘space’ theme, with the employees all wearing “Star Trek” type suites. There were neon stars in the lobby ceiling and ‘smoke’ coming out of portholes.

It was the first theater in Florida to feature stadium seating. It also has all THX compatable sound systems, some which have been replaced by DTS. Theater One has the best sound I have ever heard in any none-IMAX theater, and has a huge screen.

Unfortunately, the area became inflicted with poverty and a high crime rate. It is still open in September 2009, for $6.00 a ticket showing first run films. From December 2010, an independent operator took over and it is now operated as a second run theatre.

Contributed by Dave Bonan, dee

Recent comments (view all 18 comments)

sporridge
sporridge on September 23, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Sad to hear about the California Club’s imminent closing. It was certainly a test lab for many of the creature comforts now expected of megaplexes. Add it to the ever-lengthening list of South Florida cinemas not surviving past a couple decades.

(And the Ocean Cinemas link has expired)

DennisBenjamin
DennisBenjamin on January 22, 2010 at 9:23 am

I managed this location for Regal Cinemas in 1997. It was one the most well built 6 screen locations I ever managed. Auditorium 3 had stadium seating and was the screening room for the Miami Herald’s critic during the time I was there (a majority of the films Rene watched in this theatre anyway). It sure was a nice theatre (once). When I ran it, it had a lot of problems that the Mall was having. I also opened “Titanic” at this location. When I was there all the auditoriums were THX certifed and sounded great.

sporridge
sporridge on January 22, 2010 at 9:42 am

Dennis, does that mean there wasn’t a seventh room for private showings after all? Enjoyed the advance screenings I attended in auditorium 3 myself, when I was in the (home video) industry. I knew of the amphitheater style at the time thanks to Miami Beach’s Colony Theatre — how few of us could predict it would become standard by the late 90s.

sporridge
sporridge on January 22, 2010 at 9:48 am

As of January 22, California Club’s still open with three new wide release movies. Perhaps they’re riding it out until “Avatar” runs out of steam.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 1, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Thats possible,maybe they can keep going.

sporridge
sporridge on December 20, 2010 at 6:40 pm

As of 12/10, operating as a second-run bargain house by Touchstar Cinemas:
http://www.touchstarcinemas.com/

cvolosin
cvolosin on May 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm

if you google this location it is showing first run features. This theater is branded under the company CINELUXE not to be confused with CINELUX.
There is only access by a facebook page I can’t find a webpage yet.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Name change to Cineluxe needed here.

https://www.facebook.com/CineluxeTheaters

rivest266
rivest266 on December 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm

No showtimes anywhere, closed down?

rivest266
rivest266 on December 13, 2015 at 11:39 am

closed down. no showtimes anywhere.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater