Community Theatre

1007 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 27, 2010 at 3:01 am

Boxoffice of March 27, 1955, said that the Community Theatre in Miami Beach was being demolished. The article says that the house was built by local investors when no theater operators were willing to build in Miami Beach. After a year of successful operation, the Community Theatre was taken over by Paramount interests.

The Boxoffice article diverges from the history given in comments above, and says that the Community opened in 1924 and was closed in 1935 when Paramount leased another theater. Thereafter, it says, the building was used for storage.

To belatedly answer Al Alvarez’s question of March 30 last year, the E.J. Sparks circuit was for many years the Paramount affiliate in Florida.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on March 30, 2009 at 6:47 pm

The Community opened in 1923 and closed in 1940. It was apparently Miami Beach’s first full time movie theatre.

miamiguy
miamiguy on June 4, 2008 at 1:33 pm

The above page has moved. This is new link to the Community Theatre in Miami Beach.

miamiguy
miamiguy on September 22, 2007 at 10:25 pm

“Miami Beach’s Long-Gone Lincoln Road Movie Theater”

Community Theatre
1007 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach

(decent photo, too)

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on July 11, 2007 at 6:04 am

This appears to have been a SPARK’S theatre. Does anyone have any more info on SPARKS?

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 1, 2004 at 7:28 am

The Community Theatre opened around 1924. The architect was August Geiger and the general contractors were Beach Construction Co. It is listed as operating in the Film Daily Yearbook 1941, but not recorded in my copy of the 1950 F.D.Y.