Surf Theatre

7420 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, FL 33141

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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 9:08 pm

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

AlAlvarez on April 3, 2009 at 2:36 pm

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 3:19 pm

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 3, 2009 at 3:26 pm

And this site claims that the “Medfit Human Performance Center” is located at 7420 Collins Avenue.

kencmcintyre on April 3, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Maybe they feed you hot dogs while you work out.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 3, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Don’t rely on a search engine to find the function for these buildings. Many of these search engines are not updated frequently. If you find a website for the supermarket or hot dog vendor that gives this address, that’s a different story. Maybe this building is a gym with a hot dog cart outside.

Harvey on April 11, 2009 at 5:50 am

1985 photo of the Surf here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 23, 2009 at 1:12 pm

This is another 1985 photo.

rivest266 on January 16, 2010 at 4:53 pm

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

AlAlvarez on September 15, 2011 at 10:17 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.

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