AMC Kendall Town and Country

8400 Mills Drive,
Miami, FL 33183

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My first theatre

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Opened in 1985, this location had a slow start due to the product competition in the area. Once it booked a few hits, distributors made it their favored site in the lucrative Kendall market and it produced excellent grosses. The mall was heavily damaged by 1992 Hurricane Andrew but the theatre lasted until 2005 when the new Regal Stadium theatre opened.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

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David_Schneider
David_Schneider on February 12, 2017 at 6:51 pm

It’s now a gym called 24 Hour Fitness.

As seen on the photos page, there had been an incline from the sidewalk up to the theater entrance with movie poster boxes on either side. Now the front door to the gym is at the sidewalk.

There used to be a covered walkway from the entrance across the parking lot to businesses on the east side of the mall, which at the time were nightspots (Café Iguana, Fat Kats Poll Hall). Now the roof extending in front of the east entrance is all that is left and the walkway is completely gone.

Back in the 90’s I’d come out here for the Flippers video arcade a few storefronts north of the cinema which now looks to be a medical office. To me the vibe of the mall today is more about functionality while then it felt more like a place to also enjoy at night. I guess the nightlife aspect transferred to the other side of the Turnpike at the newer Kendall Village but to me it doesn’t feel the same.

Could be listed as “Gymnasium” under Functions.

Can be sublisted in the Kendall neighborhood of Miami.

Someone has a Facebook page for people to post about the old Kendall Town & Country mall.

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