Royal Theatre

310 SE 1st Street,
Miami, FL 33131

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Previously operated by: Claughton Theaters

Styles: Art Deco

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Royal Theatre exterior

The Royal Theatre was opened in 1941 and was sister theatre to the Embassy Theatre right next door, which opened in 1947. Both theatres were run by Claughton Theaters who had several theatres in the Greater Miami area. The Royal Theatre was closed in 1957 and the entire block was demolished in the 1950’s to make way for an office building/bank.

Contributed by Bob Berg

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bbin3d on September 21, 2004 at 3:16 pm

The correct address for this theatre should be 310 S.E. 1st Street.

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on July 11, 2006 at 4:52 pm

Does anyone have a list of the theatres that were owned by Claughton Theatres?

MayfairMan on March 26, 2009 at 12:20 am

The unique thing I remember about the Royal was that the end seats of every other row of the two side isles was a double seat. I remember taking a girl on a date to the Royal and sitting in one of these “love seats.” Of all the theaters I went to in Miami, it was the only one that I remember with that kind of seating. I was sorry to see it go, and it’s smaller next door neighbor, the Embassy. Right around the corner on SE 3rd Ave. a couple of doors south of Flagler Street, was Jahn the Magic Man’s store full of all kinds of magic tricks and model trains. To the east and across the street, at the corner of Biscayne Blvd. was the Mayflower Restaurant and doughnut shop.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 14, 2011 at 7:57 pm

The Royal opened in 1941 and closed in 1957.

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