O Cinema Miami Shores

9806 NE Second Avenue,
Miami Shores, FL 33161

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O Cinema Miami Shores

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Built in 1946 and opening with Bing Crosby in “Blue Skies”, the Shores Theatre operated as a single screen movie house until the late-1980’s. At that time it was transformed into the Shores Performing Arts Theatre, one of Miami’s up-and-coming professional theatre companies.

“We are extremely interested in finding out the who the architect was, and in seeing any photographs that may be available of this building in its hayday. Please contact us at (305) 751-0562”.

On October 13, 2012, it reopened as an independent art cinema, screening the original opening Bing Crosby movie “Blue Skies”. It is now known as the O Cinema Miami Shores at the Miami Theater Center. It shares the same space as the Playground Theatre, which presents live children’s shows.

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Harvey on April 11, 2009 at 3:31 am

1987 photos of the Shores here and here.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 24, 2010 at 11:15 am

Shores theatre opens in 1946:

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Harvey on April 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Recently took in a 35mm screening of 1970’s Miami/Fort Lauderdale lensed DARKER THAN AMBER and during a pivotal scene (don’t want to spoil it for anyone), you can see the Shores marquee advertising MIDNIGHT COWBOY.

Harvey on April 27, 2010 at 3:51 pm

March 1981 Miami News article with Nat Chediak about the Shores here.

decojunkie on October 13, 2012 at 8:39 am

This re-opens as a 350-seat single-screen indie house tonight. Opening fare is the same they opened with back in the 40’s — Blue Skies. If the photo in the article below is to be believed, the interior is Streamline Moderne. I don’t know if it’s original to the place, but at least it looks like it could be from that era.

Article on re-opening

Abwest on July 6, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Hello, Tony west. Here saved this theatre from 99cent slut showings to performing arts theatre in 1988. Sorry to see it is now a cheap last run movie house and the bing movie was NOT the first movie picture show that the I found the original movie and ran it in 1988 with the child star in parade that was the star. Know your facts my Adam assistant Linda Garcia Ramos will know also Ruth and also many others star stage production and we saved this 99 cent picture house anyone ever want to thank me I would welcome not heard a word from anyon in 27 years. Thanks. Hope u enjoy facts. Tony west.

Abwest on July 6, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Hello again, Tony west here if anyone would care to see my records and notes from way back I have them all tucked away safe I remember this one of my most wonderful executive director positions other than Miami design district prior everyone seems to forget of the team that set I to motion saving these Miami area landmarks. If anyone knows Linda Garcia famous. My former Adam assistant please tell her to contact we , she made history with me in the Miami area but seems not a soul wants to know about us and the facts. Thx. Tony. Miami: the Design District. One square Mile of Style.
Think Pink Miami design District. Did it all ……thx

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 6, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Not sure what you are trying to say, Tony West. You may want to re-write that comment with some grammar. This theatre is now a speciality film first-run house.

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