Modern Theatre

1130 NW 3rd Avenue,
Miami, FL 33136

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Previously operated by: Bailey Theaters

Architects: Robert E. Collins

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The Modern Theatre opened by 1941 and catered to African-American audiences for most of its existence due to segregation laws. It stopped showing films sometime in the 1960’s once integration became the norm and black audiences could attend any theatre of their choice.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

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rivest266 on August 24, 2008 at 7:53 am

This theatre was owned by the Bailey Circuit

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 10, 2009 at 7:37 am

The Modern was already open in 1941 according to the Film Daily yearbook.

dallasmovietheaters on September 12, 2022 at 5:03 am

Robert E. Collins drew the original plans for the theatre.

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