Cineluxe Theater

850 Ives Dairy Road,
North Miami, FL 33179

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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.

rivest266 on December 13, 2015 at 11:39 am

closed down. no showtimes anywhere.

rivest266 on December 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm

No showtimes anywhere, closed down?

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

Name change to Cineluxe needed here.

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.

sporridge on December 20, 2010 at 6:40 pm

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

TLSLOEWS on March 1, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Thats possible,maybe they can keep going.

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.

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.

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 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)

sporridge on August 30, 2008 at 5:54 pm

In its original Muvico days, a plaque in the California Club’s lobby explained the theater was a spaceship from the future that fell into a time warp (or the like, don’t remember the exact phrasing), and conveniently crash landed without destroying the K-Mart or Winn-Dixie in the same shopping center at the time. A burst of imagination when most new multiplexes were bland boxes, and CC’s location near the Dade/Broward line lured frequent visitors from points north and south (especially when a new Star Trek sequel opened).

Its original seating had the look of chairs installed during one of the Starship Enterprise’s refurbs; speakers were set up right at the screen surfaces (or lit for such effect), adding to the extraterrestrial ambience. Appropriate for the first film I saw there, Cronenberg’s “The Fly.”

Heard there was a nicely appointed screening room apart from the six main auditoriums, never saw it for myself. One auditorium was set up with stadium seating years before the megaplex phenom hit the U.S.

WayBackWhen2008 on August 30, 2008 at 3:55 pm

I think I went there once. It was a dollar theatre in the North Miami area in a mall.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 30, 2008 at 3:47 pm

I am not sure Maria but it would make sense with all the competition in the area.

I think the Hernandez who owns this may be the same guy behind National Cinemas who ran a number theatres in Miami in the eighties and nineties including the Ambassador, Atlas, America, Garden, Movies of Kendall and Regency.

WayBackWhen2008 on August 30, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Hey AA wasn’t the California Club a dollar theatre for awhile?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 29, 2008 at 8:05 pm

I just submitted the Le Jeune tonight, LM.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 29, 2008 at 6:49 pm

By the way, the city is North Miami and the zip code is 33179.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 29, 2008 at 6:47 pm

Currently operated by Ocean Cinemas, (Le Jeune Cinemas 6), this was a Regal Theatre from 1995-1999.

When it originally opened it was a Muvico novelty building featuring a recently crashed rocketship sticking out of the lobby roof, complete with smoke coming from it. It was impossible to drive by and not stare.

John Fink
John Fink on February 24, 2007 at 9:53 am

If I’m mistaken this was a early Muvico site that was sold off when the company started to focus on megaplexes like Point Orlando. Over at they claim that the California Club garnered national attention for its stadium seating, THX sound, and expanded concession menu, it also informs that the site opened in 1988.