Biscayne Plaza Theatre

206 South Point Drive,
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Built in 1926, (the second to be built in Miami Beach) the theatre was designed by E.T. Wells. It was located on Biscayne Street (now known as South Point Drive) between Collins and Washington Avenues.

My family moved to Miami Beach in 1953 and I remember seeing this theatre from the outside only. The Biscayne Plaza had closed its doors by then, for that part of South Beach had deteriorated. It was demolished in 1959.

Contributed by Bob Berg

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bbin3d
bbin3d on September 21, 2004 at 5:28 pm

The address for this theatre should be 206 Biscayne Street.

miamiguy
miamiguy on July 4, 2007 at 5:12 pm

A note for anyone trying to find this location on a map —“Biscayne Street” in Miami Beach has been renamed “South Point Drive.”

I assume they renamed it so it wouldn’t conflict with “Biscayne Blvd” over in Miami.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on March 30, 2009 at 7:32 pm

The Biscayne Plaza closed in 1951. It was renamed Plaza when Wometco took it over in 1935.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on April 3, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Article on Biscayne Plaza opening in 1926.

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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on July 26, 2009 at 10:22 pm

The map link above goes to Golden Beach, not South Beach Point, the real previous location of this theatre.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on October 14, 2009 at 11:12 am

According to Boxoffice Magazine, this location was demolished in 1959.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 16, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Grand opening pages from the Miami News microfilms, which is online is at View link This theatre opened on November 25th, 1926

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 16, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Mike, that paper has two other interesting finds.

The First is the re-opening of the Fotosho which had been torn down and rebuilt that year on the same spot. The second is the ad for the Cameo in Allapattah which I had never heard of.

The Riviera mentioned in the copy was in Homestead.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

The marquee was featured in this 1948 trade ad: boxofficemagazine

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