AMC South Dade 8

18591 S. Dixie Highway,
Miami, FL 33157

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AMC South Dade 8

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This theatre opened in 1985 with the stars of "The Boy Who Could Fly" in attendance. It was dealt a terrible blow in more ways than one when Hurricane Andrew almost demolished it in 1992. AMC managed to reopen it after almost two years. It closed again in 2006.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

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rivest266 on October 16, 2011 at 7:36 pm

This opened on July 19th, 1985. No grand opening appeared in the newspaper.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 16, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Rivest, I was one the assistant managers at this opening. AMC would have advertised the opening only in The Miami Herald and, like many distributors, did not take advantage of the combined rate that included The Miami News.

rivest266 on October 16, 2011 at 11:37 pm

I noticed that many theatres stopped placing ads in later years in the News. Its circulation must had been slipping by the time the South Dade opened.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 17, 2011 at 12:37 am

It was only an evening paper with an older demographic by then.

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