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 11:36 am

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

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 16, 2011 at 3:18 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 3:37 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 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm

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

ebhaynz on March 15, 2015 at 10:39 am

I remember this theater from when I was stationed at nearby Homestead Air Force Base back in 1990-1992. This was the best theater around and I distinctly remember seeing Terminator 2, Silence of the Lambs, Star Trek 6, and Dead Again to name just a few. The other theaters I remember in the area were one in downtown Homestead, a small theater in Cutler Ridge mall, and Town and Country in Kendall but this was the one I went to the most.

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