Omni 10

1601 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, FL 33132

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres

Previous Names: Omni Sixplex

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Omni 10

The first major mutiplex in Miami, the Omni Sixplex opened on March 23, 1977 inside the Omni Mall with automated projection and manager operators.

On August 30, 1985 a second four screen site was opened across the mall with the top canopy of the merry-go-round from the lower floor separating the entrances. The two theatres were eventually advertised as Omni Ten and were operated by AMC Theatres. Although the fourplex was newer, had the largest screens and better seats, audiences always preferred the older six plex. It was closed on May 6, 1999.

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Recent comments (view all 22 comments)

rivest266 on January 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm

March 23rd, 1977 ad (Below the Molson Canadian Ad) View link

TLSLOEWS on May 29, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Any photos anyone?

MovieBuff76 on June 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Pictures please!

BlackHole on January 1, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Visited Miami in 1978 and the Omni mall was my first experience of a shopping mall. Loved the gadget shop in there (selling the Simon toy at the time).

I saw 8 movies in Miami during my stay that summer, and I’m still piecing together which screens they were at. Here’s my recollections, including some local print ads…
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Including one for the Omni 6…
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rivest266 on October 16, 2011 at 11:39 am

March 23rd, 1977 grand opening ad has been posted here.

aeterna on January 4, 2016 at 12:32 pm

The Omni 6 reached its heyday in the early 80s. Due to changing demographics and the opening of newer and nicer malls the theater declined in the mid 1980s. It also had issues with truancy and fights as the Time Machine arcade was located right next to it. The additional four screens staved off the inevitable but it eventually closed in the late 90s as the Omni was practically a ghost mall by that point. A photo of the concession counter in the 80s is included below:

rivest266 on February 26, 2020 at 5:19 pm

Expanded to 10 screens on August 30th, 1985. Another ad posted.

rivest266 on March 14, 2020 at 3:41 pm

Closed May 6th, 1999.

ridethectrain on April 7, 2020 at 1:18 am

Just uploaded article from the Miami Herald in the photos section

aeterna on February 1, 2022 at 10:50 am

Added a link in the photo comments in ridethectrain’s photo upload of the box office. It is the same photo from the Herald article but of a much larger and better quality.

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