Ace Theatre

3664 Grand Avenue,
Miami, FL 33133

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Ace Theatre

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Built around 1939, the Ace Theatre is listed as a Negro theatre until at least 1955. It was operated by Wometco Theatres in later years.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft, Ken Roe

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kencmcintyre on June 28, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Here is a view of the theater’s distinctive marquee:

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 2, 2008 at 6:02 pm

Then you should have written “…Your still off topic!”, otherwise you were paraphrasing and not quoting at all.

The description of this theatre fails to mention that it was built to service the Afro-Caribbean community of Coconut Grove and often ran stage shows along with the films. It operated from the mid-fifties through to the late seventies playing mostly late run double features.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 12, 2008 at 7:07 pm

According to The Miami Herald movie timeclock there was another Ace somewhere in Homestead from 1966-1973.

David_Schneider on July 22, 2016 at 10:16 am

From the Cinema Treasures blog posted on July 18th, 2016:

“Segregation-era movie theater in Coconut Grove wins national historic designation”

Cool, I’m glad it won’t be torn down and there are plans to do something with it.

I remember years ago being pleasantly surprised to find an old closed movie theater behind some trees that had grown enough at the time to obscure the Ace signs when I was driving past one day. I’ve since enjoyed glancing at it to see if anything had yet changed whenever I’ve been through the area.

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