Gala Cinemas

8546 Bird Road,
Miami, FL 33155

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An adult movie house at one time.

Contributed by Eric Harvey

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Harvey on March 30, 2008 at 10:13 pm

Also was know as the Bird Road, at least according to a movie ad from 1981.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 27, 2008 at 8:16 pm

The Gala Twin opened in 1972 as a subrun house but quickly switched to porn when it stumbled onto DEEP THROAT which had recently been banned from Miami Beach’s Sheridan. Located in an incorporated part of Dade County, no city official had the jurisdiction to shut the Gala down.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 9, 2008 at 6:13 pm

This operated again in 1983-84 as the Miami Twin with Spanish language and subtitled films.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 11, 2011 at 4:27 pm

The Bird Road theatre operating in 1981 was at 6833 Bird Road.

LowkeyKat on July 4, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I worked here from 1978-1980. I remember long lines for The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, American Gigolo, Halloween, Dawn of the Dead and my favorite Breaking Away.

David_Schneider on November 28, 2016 at 7:19 pm

If this theater was in the corner of the L-shaped shopping center it has been a church, Iglesia Internacional de la Gracia de Dios, for several years or more.

The church address matches 8546 Bird Road and to me looks like the only storefront that could have been a cinema. I walked by last night on my way to observe the death of Fidel Castro celebrations along Bird Road by the La Carreta restaurant in front of the shopping center, and remembered the church being there when I last walked by years ago.

Rafaelmiami on March 12, 2017 at 6:23 pm

The movie theater was located in the corner of the strip mall behind La Carreta on Bird Road. The is a Medical device store there…Quirantes…at the end of the mall. Well the movie theater was right past (to the right) of Quirantes. It actually was located where the mall connected “the L shape corner.” I remember going there in 79 and 80 to watch the Deer Hunter, right after it won the Oscar for best picture, and saw the Horror pic there..Phantasm in 1980. I never went to it again, cause newer and bigger theaters were opening up around town.

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