UA Movies at the Falls 12

9000 SW 136th Street,
Falls Shopping Center,
Miami, FL 33176

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This eight-plex was opened by United Artists in 1980 inside the trendy Falls Shopping Center. In 1992 the South Miami area was hard hit by Huricane Andrew causing serious damage to the area and shutting the theatres down.

After being closed for around two years, the theatre came back as a twelve screen site and is still operating.

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rivest266
rivest266 on January 23, 2010 at 4:26 pm

February 8th, 1980 grand opening ad is at View link

David_Schneider
David_Schneider on May 21, 2016 at 3:21 pm

The way I remember it, I thought the mall originally ended at the movie theater, before being expanded down to Macy’s with the remodeled and enlarged movie theater now in the mall’s middle.

I saw “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion“ at The Falls. I remember being glad I had driven down and made it into the theater before a nasty-looking thunder storm had reached me. … Eventually I could hear the thunder through the walls, then with maybe 20 minutes left in the film, the power flicked on-and-off a few times, the image on the screen froze, and the film strip melted! ….. A hole began in the middle, then expanded outward, consuming Romy and Michele, leaving an empty white screen in its wake. The projector’s bulb then ceased while the sound continued another second or two in the darkness, then the lights came up. … The projector was started and stopped a couple times malfunctioning in different respects, then several minutes later an usher came in to tell the people who hadn’t already left that the film would not be restarting. … Today their projectors are probably digital with no film strip to melt. …. In 2016 I still have not seen the end of the film. (It’s almost time for their 20th year reunion, so maybe I’ll get to see it. : ) )

Here’s an interesting thread I found on the IMBd page for the film with people discussing why they did or didn’t attend their reunions and how they feel about such things.

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