Sheridan Theatre

410 Arthur Godfrey Road,
Miami Beach, FL 33140

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Sheridan Theatre

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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 hugh Todd-AO screen. I believe the theatre became retail space in the 1980s but has since been demolished.

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dmtyler
dmtyler on November 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Also, at the link you provided, @AlAlvarez, the January 1, 1971, Miami News shows that Tropic of Cancer starring Rip Torn (X Rated) was playing at the Sheridan Theatre.

dmtyler
dmtyler on November 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm

That would be Mini Art Cinema at Sheridan Avenue and 41 Street, on Tropic of Cancer, but it wasn’t advertised as the Sheridan Theatre as the Song of Norway notice was on the prior page.

@Al, you did a great job posting those pics of clippings on flickr. Thanks.

tzwicky
tzwicky on May 22, 2013 at 4:15 am

I saw “How The West Was Won” in Cinerama (three projectors) at this theatre. I might have also seen “Hawaii” there. And possibly “The Greatest Story Ever Told” which I recall because the seats were sold individually, like in a live Broadway theatre. So everyone was walking around looking for this seat or block of seats, even when they came in late. Ushers with flashlights and everything.

djcouch
djcouch on May 24, 2013 at 11:55 am

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

ChasSmith
ChasSmith on August 14, 2013 at 5:33 pm

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
RandSearchlight on October 21, 2013 at 6:22 pm

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
Coate on January 17, 2015 at 4:48 pm

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
patryan6019 on January 21, 2015 at 7:35 am

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

Coate
Coate on January 21, 2015 at 8:23 am

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

patryan6019
patryan6019 on January 22, 2015 at 2:30 am

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?

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