Sheridan Theatre

410 Arthur Godfrey Road,
Miami Beach, FL 33140

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Sheridan Theatre

The Sheridan Theatre was opened on January 15, 1937 with George Brent in “Gods Country and the Woman”. This theatre was one of a chain of Florida State Theatres (later ABC Paramount). I remember little about this theatre, as I was growing up in Miami. I believe it was a fairly large house and it converted to roadshow films in the 1950’s (e.g. “Around the World in 80 Days” and “Oklahoma”.) I remember seeing a reissue of “A Star Is Born” (1954) and the theatre projected the CinemaScope film onto the huge Todd-AO screen. I believe the theatre became retail space in the 1980’s but has since been demolished.

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djcouch on May 24, 2013 at 3:55 am

Saw “Battle of the Bulge” Cinerama, in 1966.

ChasSmith on August 14, 2013 at 9:33 am

In the anticipation leading up to Criterion’s release of a certain epic comedy, I’d like to commemorate that film’s roadshow presentation at the Sheridan, which I have always held wonderful memories of seeing at the tender age of 14. I especially cherish my having recalled a couple of the soon-to-be-cut scenes that indicate we were there within the first few weeks of the run.

IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD Theater: Sheridan Premiere: December 19, 1963 (Florida Premiere) Duration: 23 weeks Format: Cinerama (70mm) Hype: “The World’s Critics Go Stark Raving Mad! Mad! Mad! Mad!”

—with gratitude to Al Alvarez & Michael Coate

RandSearchlight on October 21, 2013 at 10:22 am

Posted a picture of my father doing the opening of Around the world in 80 days ( boy the movie titles were long back then) with the searchlights for the opening at the Sheridan. 1956.

Coate on January 17, 2015 at 8:48 am

Seventy-five years ago today the Sheridan premiered “Gone With the Wind.” (The Sheridan was the only theater where the film opened on that date despite erroneous Internet claims of a nationwide release commencing on that date.)

patryan6019 on January 20, 2015 at 11:35 pm

Coate…Perhaps you haven’t checked the Uptown {DC} page lately, but you may have provided your own erroneous internet claim.

Coate on January 21, 2015 at 12:23 am

patryan6019… What does that have to do with “Gone With the Wind” or the Sheridan?

patryan6019 on January 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Coate…It doesn’t, other than to make you aware of perhaps inaccurate information you have posted that needs addressing. Besides, what does a not quite complete list of Circus World engagements have to do with the Uptown specifically. I apologize to the Sheridan page for being off topic, though there’s been no activity on it for more than a year. Over the last 10 years how many inaccuracies on CT have you made others aware of. So just between us (because, most likely, no one else cares or even knows)— was there a run of CW in Cuyahoga Falls-Akron that interrupted Mary Poppins?

aeterna on December 18, 2015 at 12:37 am

dmtyler, Al is absolutely correct. The Roosevelt did not start venturing into blue movie fare – at least on a full time basis – until the late 1970s. (Further visual evidence below) The Sheridan remained shuttered after “Throat” for a good 7 or 8 years and was the victim of some fires as well. Around the early 80s, the structure was gutted and Centrust made this a large branch office.

Coate on February 12, 2016 at 2:59 pm

[With apologies for dragging this further off topic…]

patryan6019… Was there a run of “Circus World” in Cuyahoga Falls that interrupted “Mary Poppins”? No, the Cuyahoga Falls/Akron entry on my “Circus World” Cinerama list is an error.

What does a not quite complete list of “Circus World” engagements have to do with the Uptown specifically? It’s related, in my opinion, since the Uptown was one of the venues in which it played, and I thought that by posting the (mostly) full list provided a more informative answer for the guy who had asked the question. (Though I wasn’t prepared for the guy’s obsession with dwelling on how short the Uptown’s run was!)

Returning the conversation back to the Sheridan… here’s the link to my “Gone With the Wind” article that cites the Sheridan run.

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