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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everchavez on August 20, 2007 at 8:51 am

Does anyone knows who’s owner of Surf Theater?, I’m interesting in produce and present movies, dance music on that beutifull venue// any idea?

kevinmiami on March 7, 2008 at 9:14 pm

The Collins Avenue Theater is alive and better than ever. Still inside the Deauville Beach Resort at 67th and Collins, now home to Kevin & Caruso’s Magic and Comedy show.
Check it out!

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.

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