Omni 10

1601 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, FL 33132

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Omni 10

The first major mutiplex in Miami, the Omni Sixplex opened on March 23, 1977 inside the Omni Mall with automated projection and manager operators.

On August 30, 1985 a second four screen site was opened across the mall with the top canopy of the merry-go-round from the lower floor separating the entrances. The two theatres were eventually advertised as Omni Ten and were operated by AMC Theatres. Although the fourplex was newer, had the largest screens and better seats, audiences always preferred the older six plex. It was closed on May 6, 1999.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on June 2, 2009 at 9:12 pm

The additional four screens opened in 1985.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 20, 2010 at 5:31 pm

March 23rd, 1977 ad (Below the Molson Canadian Ad) View link

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Any photos anyone?

BlackHole
BlackHole on January 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Visited Miami in 1978 and the Omni mall was my first experience of a shopping mall. Loved the gadget shop in there (selling the Simon toy at the time).

I saw 8 movies in Miami during my stay that summer, and I’m still piecing together which screens they were at. Here’s my recollections, including some local print ads…
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Including one for the Omni 6…
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rivest266
rivest266 on October 16, 2011 at 8:39 am

March 23rd, 1977 grand opening ad has been posted here.

aeterna
aeterna on January 4, 2016 at 9:32 am

The Omni 6 reached its heyday in the early 80s. Due to changing demographics and the opening of newer and nicer malls the theater declined in the mid 1980s. It also had issues with truancy and fights as the Time Machine arcade was located right next to it. The additional four screens staved off the inevitable but it eventually closed in the late 90s as the Omni was practically a ghost mall by that point. A photo of the concession counter in the 80s is included below:

http://www.pbase.com/donboyd/image/145601048

rivest266
rivest266 on February 26, 2020 at 2:19 pm

Expanded to 10 screens on August 30th, 1985. Another ad posted.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 14, 2020 at 12:41 pm

Closed May 6th, 1999.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on April 6, 2020 at 10:18 pm

Just uploaded article from the Miami Herald in the photos section

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