Fotosho Theatre

51 SW First Avenue,
Miami, FL 33130

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Fotosho on Flagler Street

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Located on the site of the current Ainsley Building, the Fotosho was a silent movie theatre operating in downtown Miami in 1924. It apparently did not survive after the 1926 hurricane.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on July 29, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Yes, LM. That’s the one. The Hippodrome advertised on top was down the street.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on March 11, 2009 at 3:25 am

The Fotosho was already open in 1915. It DID eventually re-open after the 1926 hurricane only to close again for good in 1930.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on June 1, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Several views of the Fotosho can be found here.

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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on June 1, 2009 at 6:54 pm

A previous theatre operated at the Fotosho location with the name MARCO and was opened by F. E. McViegh. The location (it is unclear whether it ever showed films) eventually fell in the hands of the Leach Family who partnered with Famous Players-Lasky and eventually founded the Miami branch of Paramount-Publix.

The group eventually controlled the Fotosho, Fairfax, and the Airdome.

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