Cineluxe Theater

850 Ives Dairy Road,
North Miami, FL 33179

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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 It also has all THX compatable sound systems, some which have been replaced by DTS.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 operated as a second run theatre. It was closed in 2016.

Contributed by Dave Bonan, dee

Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

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 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 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 on March 1, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Thats possible,maybe they can keep going.

sporridge on December 20, 2010 at 6:40 pm

As of 12/10, operating as a second-run bargain house by Touchstar Cinemas:

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.

rivest266 on December 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm

No showtimes anywhere, closed down?

rivest266 on December 13, 2015 at 11:39 am

closed down. no showtimes anywhere.

David_Schneider on December 11, 2016 at 11:43 am

Yes I believe status should be changed to closed.

Google says it is “permanently closed”. No longer listed in Miami Herald movie times. Facebook link mentioned by Al Alvarez no longer available. Couldn’t find movie times online.

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