Skylake Twin Theatre
1720 Miami Gardens Drive,
North Miami Beach,
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Previously operated by: Loews
Previous Names: Skylake Mall Twin Cinema
Opened on July 7, 1972 with Charlton Heston in “Skyjacked” & Marlon Brando in “The Godfather”. A small twin cinema that operated within the Skylake Mall for many years in the Miami Gardens area of North Miami Beach. Had really high screens which sometimes made for an unpleasant movie experience.
The cinema lobby was small and had a fence/rail separating the two auditoriums. You either went in one side or the other but the one snack bar served both sides. I believe there was turnstiles as well. It sounds like an original Jerry Lewis theatre design but I’m only going on that assumption because it seems similar to what folks have told me about the way the Jerry Lewis theatres were set up.
It was a Loews first run theatre at one time and died as an independent double-feature bargain house, which sat well with the large number of retirees in the area. Closure came on February 13, 1997.
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