Surf Theatre

7420 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, FL 33141

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Surf Theatre Miami Beach

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This mid-sized theatre was run by Wometco for years. From time to time they ran first run films and second runs. I remember in the 1970s the theatre ran the American Film Theatre subscription series which included “A Delicate Balance” with Katharine Hepburn.

When Wometco gave up on this theatre it ran as an independent house for a while. I believe it shuttered in the 1990s. When last I heard the theatre had become a gym.

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RoyPBower on December 10, 2008 at 6:08 pm

I too saw A Delicate Balance there so many years ago.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 3, 2009 at 11:36 am

The Surf gets ready to open in 1938. Although it is not identified as a Wometco Theatre yet, it already has a suspicious “W” out in front.

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kencmcintyre on April 3, 2009 at 12:19 pm

This site shows a supermarket at the theater address, in the list at the bottom of the page:

kencmcintyre on April 3, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Maybe they feed you hot dogs while you work out.

Harvey on April 11, 2009 at 2:50 am

1985 photo of the Surf here.

rivest266 on January 16, 2010 at 1:53 pm

This opened on December 7th, 1941 ad is on this page at View link

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 15, 2011 at 7:17 am

Mark, that is a re-opening ad. Seasonal operation was common then, although re-opening on the day Pearl Harbor was bombed was indeed unfortunate.

yummydogs on July 7, 2014 at 11:03 pm

It’s always sad to see iconic theatre houses like this perish. There’s nothing like watching beautiful films in big screens. It’s a movie experience like no other.

DavidZornig on May 3, 2015 at 1:57 pm

1949 photo added courtesy of the “I Grew Up in South Florida in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s” Facebook page.

Chris1982 on May 3, 2015 at 11:08 pm

This is from the Condesa Gym Website that occupies the former theatre: ince Condesa Gym opened its doors in 1984 in Mexico City by owner Ricardo Roman the gym continued to grow in popularity. Roman knew it was time to open Condesa Gym in Miami. We believe that our membership is, and always has been different than at other gyms. Condesa Gym is like an extended “fitness family” than a traditional health club. A place that feels like home. In part, that’s because we’re owner-operated and have been since our beginnings in Mexico. It means we’re personally committed to deliver the ultimate fitness experience. We take your satisfaction very seriously. We have a commitment to our community, to our members, and to our staff. That commitment is the reason that we’re here and growing and it’s one of the best reasons for joining Condesa Gym.

At Condesa Gym we have all of the latest cardio and strength training equipment. As well as the most dynamic fitness classes that include Spinning, Body-Express, Zumba, Yoga, Tai-chi, Aerobics, Boot Camp and Many More. At Condesa you will find a supportive and energetic environment that will help you achieve your goals. Our trainers are the best in the business, they can help you get in shape, and they’ve helped everyone at Condesa Gym accomplish their dreams.

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