Regal Cinemas South Beach 18

1100 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, FL 33138

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David_Schneider on February 22, 2023 at 12:17 pm

I wish there were a photo posted from the point of view of someone gazing down upon Lincoln Road from the patios/balconies, as I mention in my comment from February 18th, 2023, to better illustrate what I am describing.

David_Schneider on February 19, 2023 at 11:42 am

When gazing down upon Lincoln Road from the patios, the closest building below was the Colony Theatre, with its white neon marquee lit up at night.

In the 1990’s, before the Regal South Beach opened, I would make the trip over to Lincoln Road to visit the Alliance Cinema before the Regal probably contributed to its closure.

David_Schneider on February 18, 2023 at 2:20 pm

Back in the 2000’s, before or after seeing a film at the Regal South Beach, I used to get coffee and sometimes a sandwich at what may have been called Cafe Del Moro at the far end of the lobby that felt separate from any of the concessions. Across from this a door opened onto an outdoor patio, where I would head out to what felt like a balcony overlooking the Lincoln Road pedestrian mall stretching east into the distance, where I’d stand for a while contemplating the view, and people-watching from above. (There was also a similar patio on the third floor from which I would do the same thing.)

Most often I would make the trip over to the Regal South Beach for film festivals, though a couple times I went for releases that within the county were only playing there. The one I remember is “Shadow Magic”, a drama set in 1902 about the introduction of motion pictures to China.

The cafe space closed years ago, and its empty structure was still dormant, when I stopped going to the Regal South Beach mostly because it seemed the Miami Film Festival was no longer using it as a venue once the Silverspot Cinemas Metsquare in downtown Miami opened in 2018.

The last times I visited the doors to the patios were locked on both floors, making my favorite thing about this cinema inaccessible, (though online photos show they later reopened).

I hadn’t a reason to go back since, but felt nostalgic for these nuances when I saw a headline in the Miami Herald stating it will be closing.

The person at the far end of the lobby in this photo is sitting at something new where Cafe Del Moro used to be.

A photo from Google Maps shows the second floor patio/defunct cafe became the “Regal VIP” area since I had last been there.

Here is the edge of the patio from which I’d gaze down upon Lincoln Road.

greenth1ng on February 16, 2023 at 7:55 am

Well, the good news is that this theater, and a few others from the aforementioned list, has been spared for the time being.

aeterna on January 27, 2023 at 8:48 am

Once Regal closes its doors, that will leave O Cinema as the sole film venue on the beach from an era when there were 12 to 14 movie houses at the peak on Miami Beach proper.

ridethectrain on January 21, 2023 at 5:26 pm

Bought at the concession stand

Mikeoaklandpark on January 21, 2023 at 12:12 pm

Are they still using the box office? The Regal here is not they haven’t since before the pandemic

ridethectrain on January 20, 2023 at 6:57 pm

The theatre was slow today on a Friday matinee. The cashier didn’t even know that the theatre might be closing. Added photos to the photos section.

dallasmovietheaters on January 19, 2023 at 3:32 pm

They are simply escaping leasing agreements that aren’t favorable in bankruptcy to try and pay their bills.

Mikeoaklandpark on January 19, 2023 at 1:57 pm

I can’t believe this theater doesn’t do well. Same goes for Shadowwoods in Boca

dallasmovietheaters on January 19, 2023 at 9:28 am

The Regal South Beach Stadium 18 and IMAX has made the latest Regal closure list; no firm closing date is associated with that.

Tikahtnu Stadium 16 Imax and RPX (Anchorage, AK)
Metro Point (Costa Mesa, CA) Berkeley 7 (Berkeley, CA) Parkway Plaza Stadium 18 and Imax (El Cajon, CA) Escondido Stadium 16 and Imax (Escondido, CA) Hemet Cinema 12 (Hemet, CA) Sherman Oaks Galleria 16 (Los Angeles, CA) Yorda Linda and Imax (Yorba Linda, CA)
Meadows Stadium 12 (Littleton, CO) SouthGlenn Stadium 14 (Centennial, CO)
Shadowood 16 (Boba Raton, FL) South Beach Stadium 18 and Imax (Miami, FL)
Keauhou Stadium 7 (Kailua-Kona, HI)
Bolingbrook Stadium 12 (Bolingbrook, IL) Round Lake Beach Stadium 18 (Round Lake Beach, IL)
Fenway Stadium 13 and RPX (Boston, MA) Bowie Stadium 14
(Bowie, MD) Rockville Center Stadium 13 (Rockville, MD)
Brunswick 10 (Brunswick, ME)
Beaver Creek Stadium 12 (Apex, NC)
Omaha Stadium 16 (Omaha, NE)
Concord 10 (Concord, NH)
Hamilton Commons Stadium 14 (Landing, NJ) Pohatcong Stadium 12 (Phillipsburg, NJ)
Santa Fe Stadium 14 (Santa Fe, NM)
Village Square Stadium 18 (Las Vegas, NV)
Elmwood Center 16 (Buffalo, NY) Ithaca Mall Stadium 14 (Ithaca, NY) Cortlandt Town Center (Mohegan Lake, NY) Union Square Stadium 14 (New York, NY) Greece Ridge Stadium 12 (Rochester, NY) Transit Center Stadium 18 and Imax (Williamsville, NY)
Montrose Movies Stadium 12 (Akron, OH)
Barn Plaza Stadium 14 (Doylestown, PA) Oaks Stadium 24 (Oaks, PA)
Greenbrier Stadium 13 (Chesapeake, VA) Stonefield Stadium 14 and Imax (Charlottesville, VA)
Meridian 16 (Seattle, WA)
Gallery Place Stadium 14 (Washington, DC)

greenth1ng on August 1, 2018 at 8:02 pm

According to Fandango, all auditoriums here now have reserved seating. Seating capacities are:

  • Theater 1 – 286 seats

  • Theater 2 – 169 seats

  • Theaters 3 & 12 – 102 seats

  • Theaters 4 & 13 – 90 seats

  • Theaters 5 & 6 – 49 seats (originally 112)

  • Theater 7 – 44 seats (originally 90)

  • Theater 8 – 126 seats (originally 276)

  • Theater 9 – 62 seats (originally 164)

  • Theater 10 (IMAX) – 232 seats (originally 286)

  • Theater 11 – 168 seats

  • Theater 14 – 111 seats

  • Theater 15 – 112 seats

  • Theater 16 – 89 seats

  • Theater 17 – 276 seats

  • Theater 18 – 164 seats

Chris1982 on June 16, 2015 at 11:47 pm

Opened on June 16, 1999.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 24, 2009 at 9:43 pm

A night photo.

Regal’s Lincoln Center Cinemas was designed by architect Bernard Zyscovich, of Zyscovich Architects. The project received an Award of Merit in 2001 from the Florida chapter of the AIA.

Check the photos on the architect’s web site (and many more on Flickr) to see just how non-Art Deco this building is. I’d call it postmodern.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 28, 2008 at 6:30 pm

The South Beach opened in 1999.