145 E. Flagler Street,
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The Miami Theatre opened on April 18, 1947 with Dick Haymes in “Carnival in Costa Rica”. This stunning example of a Streamline Moderne (with tropical touches) movie palace was the work of the prolific theater architect S. Charles Lee, in collaboration with Robert E. Collins. Interior decorations were carried out by Frederick T. Rank, with murals painted by F.M. Bergere.
The Miami Theatre had a total seating capacity of 1,860, with 600 of these in the balcony. The lobby area gave the appearance of a giant fish aquarium. The theatre building included a restaurant which could be entered either from Flagler Street or from inside the lobby.
The Wometco chain closed the Miami Theatre in 1979, and it was afterward converted into a shopping center.
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