Dade Theatre

1657 NW 36th Street,
Miami, FL 33142

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1940 newspaper photo

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The Dade Theatre opened around 1942 and was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary S.A. Lynch.

Contributed by Louis of Pompano Beach

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AlAlvarez on August 26, 2008 at 9:02 pm

Thank you again, Fred, for your contribution.

Miami needs guys like you to fill in the pieces. This city moves too fast. Please keep the memories coming.

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on August 26, 2008 at 9:20 pm


I remember the 2nd box office at the rear of the Miami theatre. It did exist. I always thought it was weird that the theatre had 2 entrances. I never saw that box office in use.

OldDocFred on August 27, 2008 at 9:31 am

Al & Louis,

I see pictures of the Olympia in Al’s photo album, but no mention of it in the list of theaters. Since it was the grande dame of Miami showplaces, I would have thought there would be a lot about it.

Fred R.

AlAlvarez on August 27, 2008 at 9:43 am

Fred, it is listed as Gusman; /theaters/77/

If a site still has some use as a theatre of any kind it is listed under its current name.

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on August 27, 2008 at 5:15 pm

Although I liked the Olympia, the Beach, Miami, and Carib theatres get my vote for the most impressive!

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on August 27, 2008 at 5:21 pm


Do you remember if the Strand had a stage?

OldDocFred on August 27, 2008 at 5:40 pm

I’m pretty sure it did. As I said, I won a Halloween costume contest there so we must have been up high enough for people to see us. But, since I was only six or so at the time, I could be mistaken.

AlAlvarez on April 5, 2009 at 1:05 pm

This theatre appears in the Miami Herald ads from 1940 to 1955.

rivest266 on October 17, 2011 at 3:37 pm

The November 28th, 1940 grand opening ad has been uploaded in the photo section as well as the picture on this page.

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on December 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Wow, who got the pic? AWESOME!!!!!

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