Flamingo Theatre

320 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Former Flamingo Theatre Building

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The Flamingo Theatre opened in 1947. A rather smallish theatre located on Lincoln Road between the Carib Theatre and the Beach Theatre. I remember it had a tiny lobby. The theatre which was run by Brandt played first run, foreign as well as American. I know “The Red Shoes” had a run there as well as “Diabolique”. In the 1950’s they showed classier MGM films like “Kiss Me Kate” and “Gigi” as well as films from Columbia Pictures. I believe I saw one of the Godfather films there.

With Lincoln Road going down hill in the 1980’s, the theatre shuttered and the lobby area was converted in a luggage store sealing of the rest of the theatre. Since Lincoln Road has become upscale again, the building has been converted into a nightclub.

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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on August 15, 2004 at 5:01 pm

This was the home of I AM CURIOUS (YELLOW) in the late sixties, a film the Miami Herald refused advertising for. It ran here for several months and then moved to the North Miami by which time the Herald agrred to allow a one inch by one column ad with the title and the X rating. It was operated by Brandt who also ran the Cinema, PLaza Art, Beach and Lincoln at the time.

woody
woody on April 23, 2006 at 11:51 am

is this the former flamingo? afew doors down from the carib
now a club called the state

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miamiguy
miamiguy on July 3, 2007 at 6:11 pm

Yep, that’s the Flamingo. It’s now a very cool nightclub called “Set” operated by the same company that operates “Mansion” in the former Cinema Theatre.

Couple of current interior photos…

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You know, it’s really hard to believe that someone didn’t have the forethought to photograph the lobbys of all these theatres.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on April 26, 2008 at 8:20 pm

The Flamingo marquee can be glimpsed on this postcard, just a few storefronts past the Carib.

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scottfavareille
scottfavareille on April 30, 2008 at 11:37 am

When this was operated by Brandt—was it Bingo Brandt, who ran a number of adult theaters in New York City’s Times Square area?

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on April 30, 2008 at 12:01 pm

The Brandt organization owned several Times Square theatres and ran the Flamingo, Cinema, Plaza Art, Beach and Lincoln in Miami Beach during the sixties and seventies.

I am not sure if “Bingo” was involved but the Brandt group was not above showing porn.

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Harvey
Harvey on April 27, 2010 at 4:43 pm

May 1980 Miami News Article on the closing of the Flamingo here.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on September 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm

The last article has a critical error. The Sheridan was never a Brandt house.

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