Sheridan Theatre

410 Arthur Godfrey Road,
Miami Beach, FL 33140

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Sheridan Theatre

The Sheridan Theatre was opened on January 15, 1937 with George Brent in “Gods Country and the Woman”. Operated by Paramount pictures Inc. through their subsidiary S.A. Lynch. This theatre was later one of a chain of Florida State Theatres (later ABC Paramount). I remember little about this theatre, as I was growing up in Miami. I believe it was a fairly large house and it converted to roadshow films in the 1950’s (e.g. “Around the World in 80 Days” and “Oklahoma”.) I remember seeing a reissue of “A Star Is Born” (1954) and the theatre projected the CinemaScope film onto the huge Todd-AO screen. It was closed on September 17, 1972, but briefly reopened in February 1973 screening “Deep Throat” only to be closed down by the authorities. I believe the theatre became retail space in the 1980’s but was demolished in the early-1980’s.

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patryan6019 on January 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Coate…It doesn’t, other than to make you aware of perhaps inaccurate information you have posted that needs addressing. Besides, what does a not quite complete list of Circus World engagements have to do with the Uptown specifically. I apologize to the Sheridan page for being off topic, though there’s been no activity on it for more than a year. Over the last 10 years how many inaccuracies on CT have you made others aware of. So just between us (because, most likely, no one else cares or even knows)— was there a run of CW in Cuyahoga Falls-Akron that interrupted Mary Poppins?

aeterna on December 18, 2015 at 12:37 am

dmtyler, Al is absolutely correct. The Roosevelt did not start venturing into blue movie fare – at least on a full time basis – until the late 1970s. (Further visual evidence below) The Sheridan remained shuttered after “Throat” for a good 7 or 8 years and was the victim of some fires as well. Around the early 80s, the structure was gutted and Centrust made this a large branch office.

Coate on February 12, 2016 at 2:59 pm

[With apologies for dragging this further off topic…]

patryan6019… Was there a run of “Circus World” in Cuyahoga Falls that interrupted “Mary Poppins”? No, the Cuyahoga Falls/Akron entry on my “Circus World” Cinerama list is an error.

What does a not quite complete list of “Circus World” engagements have to do with the Uptown specifically? It’s related, in my opinion, since the Uptown was one of the venues in which it played, and I thought that by posting the (mostly) full list provided a more informative answer for the guy who had asked the question. (Though I wasn’t prepared for the guy’s obsession with dwelling on how short the Uptown’s run was!)

Returning the conversation back to the Sheridan… here’s the link to my “Gone With the Wind” article that cites the Sheridan run.

aeterna on March 8, 2021 at 11:50 pm

Closed Sunday September 17th, 1972. Reopened briefly in 1973 to screen the infamous “Deep Throat” and then was subsequently shuttered again after running afoul of local ordinances in February 1973.

aeterna on October 25, 2021 at 11:17 am

The theater was demolished sometime in the early 1980’s after remaining dormant for about 7 years. The structure that replaced it became the Centrust building and later the Sheridan Center and what it remains today. The site has never been retail oriented since - or before - the theaters demolition. Only financial and medical services

MSC77 on December 26, 2021 at 11:34 am

Here’s a new 4-page 50th anniversary FIDDLER ON THE ROOF retrospective featuring a roadshow playdate chronology and historian Q&A. The Sheridan’s lengthy run is mentioned in the piece.

vindanpar on August 6, 2022 at 1:46 pm

No interior photos of this great Miami House? I’d love to know what it was like.

Would have liked very much to have seen its Cinerama screen.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 4, 2023 at 3:49 am

The appendix to a City of Miami Beach historic site designation report for the Hotel Mayflower has a list of other projects designed by the Mayflower’s architect, Martin Luther Hampton, and one of them is the Sheridan Theatre.

MSC77 on November 1, 2023 at 3:41 pm

This venue’s 70mm presentations history is included in the recently-updated article “70mm Presentations in Miami: A Chronology of 70mm Large Format Exhibition, 1956-Present”.

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